A dear friend's daughter had her first baby in June, a sweet little cherub-faced boy named Rowan. I wanted to make something special for this baby, and since I had retired in January I was determined to put together a baby quilt as a gift for the new baby.
I found a quilt kit at a store called Quilt Addicts in Queensland, Australia and ordered it right away. This quilt kit had all of the pieces pre-cut along with the borders - I posted a brief blog post about it as soon as I received the kit in the mail.
Here are a few photos of the process.
If you can sew a straight line you can put one of these together - really!!
The work station, my dining room table!
My sewing box, a gift from my mom before I was married.
Laying the quilt top on the kitchen table, pinning it to the batting and the quilt back, which was a solid piece of fabric.
I embroidered Rowan's name onto one of the borders, along with the date and our name, to make it more of a keepsake for him.
Here it is all finished, although you can't see all of it. I took this picture before I knew how to adjust the camera for indoor lighting.
This quilt is called an "I Spy" quilt because each triangle piece has pictures of things to find, just like an "I Spy" book.
I hope that they have lots of fun finding the hundreds of little pictures hidden within each of the triangle pieces!