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Antique Milk Bottles with Herbs and Flowers

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Welcome to the Frog Hollow Farm blog! I've been blogging since January 2010 and have switched from Blogger to Word Press, but I'm back to Blogger because, for me, it's easier to use. My husband and I live on a little farm in Northwest New Jersey. We have some chickens and a very large vegetable garden with asparagus and raspberries, and rows and rows of sunflowers, snapdragons and zinnias. Traveling, entertaining, gardening, spending time with family, studying Italian, blogging and reading keep us busy and happy. With all of this going on, moving towards a simpler life seems almost impossible but it's definitely a daily goal.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Baby Rowan's Quilt

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!

14 comments:

  1. What a fun quilt. I love the idea of the "I Spy" on each piece. This is a treasure.

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  2. Very nice, I'm sure this will be a treasured gift! The I Spy idea is really great!

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  3. Beautiful quilt!

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  4. They will enjoy this quilt so much. They'll be cuddling in it, and searching for treasures. How thoughtful and kind of you to make such a sweet quilt!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  5. Very impressive. I'm your newest follower.

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  6. This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job and I'm sure they will treasure it always.
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  7. What a sweet gift. My kids at school love the "I Spy" books and a quilt would be so much fun. Rowan will love it for years to come! ♥♫

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  8. The quilt is beautiful and I love the idea that he can use it as a baby and then grow into it and have fun with the I Spy fabric. So cute!

    It was nice seeing the photo of Frog Hollow Farm on your FB and be able to put everything in perspective. It's a lovely retreat and looks so peaceful.

    And the Cape May post is great -- thanks for all the pictures. NJ has so many beautiful places to see.

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  9. OH FARM GIRL, YOU ARE SO TALENTED, GRANDMA WOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOU. YOUR QUILT IS JUST LOVELY. I AM SURE THEY WILL TREASURE IT FOREVER.
    LOVE, AUNT RIZ

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  10. Ann Marie, What a lovely and special gift to give a baby boy! He will treasure it and pass it down to future generations one day. I love the I spy theme, so cute, especially for a boy.
    Great Job, you are very talented.
    xoxo

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  11. lovely...what a treasure...so thoughtful

    something to have for a lifetime....

    sending love,
    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  12. What a very thoughtful gift. As Rowan grows up he will have lots of fun finding all the hidden treasures. Someday he will probably pass it on to his child. Wonderful.
    I also have a little Rowan in my world...he is the son of good friends and he is the sweetest little guy on the planet.

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