Whew. Finished with a day to spare. It has been a quilting marathon this past week. I guess I do better with a deadline. Who knew? This quilt has been brought to you by take out, coffee, Pandora, and Dadurday. What's Dadurday you ask? It's when Dad takes the kids out on Saturday to bond, eat tons of candy, run around like monkeys and give Mom a break. You hadn't heard? Well now you know. Go on and share it with your hubby. : )
Let's see, I started cutting fabric last Saturday at the guild meeting, finished up on Tuesday, made the fussy cut blocks on Wednesday, pieced it Thursday and Friday (with my littlest helper) and finished it up today. I could not do this every week. It was like I was playing Monopoly. Do not stop. Do not pass go. Do not do laundry. Do not do dishes. Wasn't that how it went?
Let's take a closer look.
(I'm linking where I can to a YouTube video so you can hear it if you want to)
Little Bird by Elizabeth Mitchell
Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles
New Morning by Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell
Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
New Soul by Yael Naim & David Donatien
You Are My Sunshine by Elizabeth Mitchell
If I could add one more song to this near perfect list, I would include this version of Baby Mine by Allison Krauss, a family favorite.
Baby Safari, Beginnings
Baby Safari, Sneak Peek
Dadurday is real!
Pandora, Internet Radio
You are a quilting darling my love. The new Mommy and Daddy will be overjoyed. I owe you more than $660 or a bottle of red. You are just wonderful, you know??!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I think it's great!! I'm a journalist, so I know all about working better when there's a deadline ;-)ReplyDelete
Have a great Sunday,
It's so adorable. The tall giraffe block is my favourite and I love the little rows of elephants. That's a very lucky baby.ReplyDelete
I totally know how you must have felt doing this quilt without a break! That was the way it felt while working in 2 twins that I finished recently or AKA "the twins" as I was calling them. Yeah. Double trouble!ReplyDelete
The backing you chose is one of my fave from that line!
My Grandpa used to sing Over the Rainbow and so it is very close to my heart;) that is really awesome that you came up with a "soundtrack" for a quilt---how cool is that!
So pretty! I love the extra tall giraffe block.ReplyDelete
You should include that soundtrack when you give the quilt- it is so fitting! Love the sweet giraffe and the tiny elephants. Dadurday was an unexpected bonus ;)ReplyDelete
your quilt turned out beautifully, adrianne! i really love the palette and you balanced the colors perfectly. good going on meeting your deadline (with time to spare, no less!) Hope you're also being treated to a Dadunday...or at least facing the pile of dishes with a warm place in your heart knowing that your quilt will become a comforting and colorful part of a new little baby's life. so sweet and generous. xoReplyDelete
adorable quilt! I love the different sized patchwork, and the way you framed some of the animals.ReplyDelete
Super cute! Love the happy colors and sweet animals.ReplyDelete
this is so adorable, and the colors are perfect. i love the tall giraffe block.ReplyDelete
Nice selection of fabrics. I especially like the double giraffe block. Nice hubby too :)ReplyDelete
Awesome combo of colors--I'm really loving the soft yellows and purples. It's not so expected for a baby, because of all the modern fabrics!ReplyDelete
Awesome baby quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
God bless and keep you,
It is sooooooooooooo pretty!! I love how you made those sweet lil log cabins! Gorgeous colors too!ReplyDelete
The mama and papa just loved the quilt! They promised a photo with baby girl soon. (due date 11/5/11)ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Adrianne! I think a quilt is the perfect new baby present. I really love the giraffe block - clever!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, my comment actually worked this time! Woot!ReplyDelete
This quilt is adorable! The colors and the patterns blend together perfectly. Absolutely love it! Perfect for any little baby.ReplyDelete
Love this quilt, especially how you framed the animal print. Cute CUTE!ReplyDelete
I'm the soon-to-be dad that received the quilt. I just wanted to say thank you! We love it. The animals are super cute and go perfectly with our nursery theme, the colors are great, and the design is awesome. I'm sure this was a lot of work; we really appreciate it. As your mom said, we'll have pictures for you sometime soon. Thanks!
I love your fabric selections in this quilt - how beautiful! What a lucky baby! The tall giraffe block is so fun as well. I made my daughter a baby quilt using this Central Park print and we love it. I've got to start instituting Dadurdays!ReplyDelete