It seems only fitting that the last thing I blogged about what the delivery of my son and his quilt and the first new thing should be his quilt! Plus his second birthday is only a few days away!
I encountered quite a large creative block when it came time to make my son his baby quilt. For some reason, no pattern or fabric was quite good enough for him. Due to his enlarged kidneys, we knew for the second half of my pregnancy that I would be induced at 38 weeks. Which actually changed when I was at the 34 week mark to 37 weeks. So I definitely had a firm deadline!
When I was around 29 weeks I finally decided to do an Irish chain using a simple 9-block utilizing jelly roll strips. But I still couldn't do it - I didn't make the first cut until right after I found out that our induction was moved! In about a week's time I pieced the top but just could not manage to quilt it before I was going to have him!
As I shared previously (here) my son arrived via an unplanned C-section after a failed induction. My recovery went well and I would say by the time he was 4 weeks I was feeling "normal".
Every week we took a photo of him on the quilt and around the 6 month mark I finally felt up to trying to quilt it. I quilted it on the diagonal so each pass actually took a good amount of time! I would usually do two or three passes at a time.
My goal was to finish it before his first birthday and I did it! I put the final stitches into the binding the night before his party and washed the quilt the day of his party, Saturday, January 4, 2020! I was so glad I was able to use it as our "open the presents" spot during his party!!
This quilt will definitely grow with him and I hope he loves on it for many years to come! We use it nearly every weekend for our snuggle naps! I am so glad that I made his quilt extra big so we can all snuggle under it!
We even used it as the background during his cake smash session! So glad I was able to use it! Yes, I made that ONE banner out of felt!
I actually didn't make any quilts during 2019! But I was able to finish a few during 2020! I'll be sharing them soon!
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