Thursday, August 12, 2010

Silas' Quilt

I learned how to sew and handquilt when Riley was two years old. I enjoyed it so much that I purposed to handquilt a baby quilt for each of our children. I have loved having a project to work on during the late months of pregnancy when a gal should have her feet up and be relaxing.

This handmade quilt was started in the middle of July. I figured I had one month to finish it. Around 1pm on August 4th, Silas' birthday, I finished it! It was washed and dried and ready to encompass him by the time he was born at 7:11pm.

This is the back side of the quilt. I never got a chance to put a little tag on it...something that says..."while I waited for you, etc." But now that he is here and the unknown of whether he is a he or a she is known...I can be less vague and put his real name on the quilt.

He looks good in it, don't you think?


4 comments:

April said...

It is just gorgeous Tracy!! I love the prints and design. Hand quilting is a lot of work, well done!!

Lindsey G said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'm so encouraged that you learned to quilt in just the last few years...it gives me hope for myself!!

The Rhodes Family said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
The Rhodes Family said...

So, I previously asked how long it took you, but then realized that you already said how long. :) It's beautiful Tracy! It didn't take you long to make it at all! Makes me want to make one myself.