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Friday, July 31, 2009

Project Progress: Let's Have a Party! The Quilt is DONE!

I am so excited! I did the binding on Wednesday. I ended up taking strips of the leftover fabric to make the binding, since I wasn't too excited about the idea of going back to the store and spending some money.

It's far from perfect, but I still think it's beautiful. I might have slept with it last night and it might have been really comfortable, you know, if I did things like make blankets for my daughter and then hog them to myself.

She likes it:

She's still sick and oh so cranky. Usually when she's sick, she sleeps for most of the day. Not this time. She has a version of hand, foot and mouth disease, so she has sores all in her mouth and even a few on her lips. She's miserable. We are trying to keep her hydrated, which is a chore because she won't swallow unless she has to, which means I've been drooled on all week. This is supposed to last 10 days. We are on day 4. She's also spent a significant amount of time screaming at night, resulting in David and I playing who can stay in bed the longest and pretend to sleep. Getting up doesn't help much, because she is just miserable, even with medicine and I can't bear to turn off the baby monitor and let her cry herself to sleep when she's sick.

Pray for me.

Anyway, a bunch of pictures of Aubrey in her clothes. I wish I had more.
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  1. Kara,

    It's absolutely gorgeous! I also love how you have all the pictures of Aubrey in the clothes with the inset picture of the quilt squares. What great memories this will give you!


  2. I think this may be my favorite blog post of all time! I love seeing where the fabrics came from. You did an awesome job on the quilt. The colors are great and she/you ;) will always treasure it.

    Great Job!

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    LOVE the quilt Kara! So cute! Where did you learn to quilt? My Gma is an avid quilter and I sew but have never tried quilting out. You have me itching to start! :)

    Great job, it's beautiful!

  4. I first saw this on Two Peas, the quilt is amazing!! Such a great idea. Now I wish I could get those three or four bags of my DS baby clothes I took to Goodwill a few weeks ago. Shoot!

  5. Wow, Kara - this is amazing (I saw it on your post on TwoPeas). I love the bright, colourful gorgeousness of it. It's a brilliant idea to make something both beautiful, practical and a keepsake all in one. Well done on finishing it!


  6. Im sure you hear this all the time but YOU ARE SO TALENTED!! I love this idea and hope someday (after I have kids) that I can learn to quilt and make one for my kids! now get that etsy shop going!

  7. Love those pictures, you'll have to scrap those pics, amazing!!!!

  8. Amazing quilt!!! btw, The doc gave us some lidocaine oral stuff to rub on my dd's sores when she had hand foot and mouth. It worked wonders! The only way we could get her to drink! Good Luck! I can't wait to see your next project!

  9. I'm in love with that quilt! The best part is the pictures. I think the hardest thing would be cutting up all those cute cloths. Thanks so much for the idea!

  10. What a darling quilt! I've been hanging onto my favorite old clothes and worn-out jeans to do this sort of a quilt for years, and I really love how you put it together. Did you use a pattern? If not, what dimensions did you use for the different blocks? I'd love to do mine in the same style, only with denim between the colored squares. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks! Great job, Kara!

  11. ... and then I went to your blog and found the step-by-step directions. :) Thanks for that!

  12. Wonderful quilt! And I love the pictures of where the fabrics came from. What a very special set of memories that both you and your daughter will treasure. Wish I had thought of this when my son was growing up.


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