Monday, September 17, 2018

bloggers quilt festival: ellie's quilt

Greetings!  It's been a LONG time since I participated in the Blogger's Quilt Festival (hosted by Amy's Creative Side), but I decided this was a new day of the week, and it would be fitting to get back into the swing of things . . . so here goes!

I went back to 2012 for today's offering. It was the year my dear little dolly, Ellie was born. My firstborn's second born.  Her firstborn, Everett, was born to heaven the previous year. I'd made a sweet little owl quilt for him . . . but for Ellie, I couldn't bring myself to make her quilt until she'd made her entrance. It was very emotional for all of us.
Once she was born -- January 10, 2012 -- I hopped to it! 

I pieced the patchwork hearts with scraps of fabric from her mama's wedding quilt and scraps from other quilts I'd done.
The center patch in the center 9-patch was a fussy cut owl from Everett's quilt. ♥

I backed it with pieces from coordinating fabrics we used for curtains, bedding, and pillows for her nursery.

I hand quilted it with hand drawn hearts in all of the sashing . . . 
And a couple of special little love notes, too . . .

I'm pretty sure she liked it.


Precious girl!  Hard to believe she'll be seven in less than four months!

Ah well . . . that's my offering (and bonus trip down memory lane)! Please be sure to head back over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and check out the rest of the participants!

:)

24 expressed . . .:

Unknown said...

What a sweet story - and beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby.

Janet O. said...

A very tender story goes along with this quilt. Sweet, sweet photos of the wee one cradled in her Neesey's offering.

dapples said...

Quilts with stories are always more precious. This was a precious baby and \I am happy that it was a happy ending

Sharon said...

So sweet...both quilt and precious baby!

Denise L said...

This is lovely. And what a beautiful baby Ellie is, you are so blessed. Denise@fortheloveofgeese

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Oh, my heart. Such preciousness...

Pamela said...

Nice quilt and nice story.

Mary said...

Sweetest thing to see a loved baby bundled in her Neesey quilt. I remember when you quilted this one.

Vasudha said...

Scrappy patchwork hearts made with love - just the right kinda quilt for baby Ellie.

Needled Mom said...

It is an emotionally filled quilt for that sweet little girl. I'm sure her birth was extra special for the whole family.

Jocelyn said...

So sweet!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You put lots of love into this one, and that is the very best kind of quilt! It's beautiful!

Barbara said...

I remember this time well, but I don't remember the quilt. Beautiful, and very meaningful.

Frédérique said...

Sweet quilt, and story! They are both so cute!

Stacy C. said...

Such a touching story. I'm not crying, but there are tears in my eyes. It's a lovely quilt and adorable baby.

Quilting Babcia said...

Your love shows through in this beautiful quilt for a beautful baby.

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

She's going to be 7! How's the quilt holding up? I'd love to see her with it now. I love that you put the fussy owl in her quilt. Touched my heart.

cityquilter grace said...

the perfect little model for a wonderful heartfelt quilt...

Tami Von Zalez said...

BeBe! How can you resist such a sweet image? I like that you used fabrics from other linens in the nursery.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

So precious! Enjoy spending time with her. My daughter is a January baby too.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So sweet! Love your story, love your quilt!

Barb said...

such a sweet quilt for such a baby! She is beautiful.

Kate said...

A perfect little quilt for a little girl. Does she still use it or is it put up to save for the next generation?

Kirsten said...

Lovely quilt for a sweet girl!