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Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's a Girl

My former co-worker, Darrell and his wife Dayana had a baby girl (LittleA) in May of this year. Here are the father-daughter pair.

Sleepy Time!
Darrell, a male of the stereotypical sort, told me of the baby shower the Monday before, which left me no time to complete the quilt (insert rolling eyes here). I did not attend.

Around this time, I was bored to tears at a meeting (Well Known Kelli Fact: I bore very easily) so I sketched out a quilt square design that I liked very much. I later found out the square is called the Dutchman's puzzle.

I next, grabbed a stashed Moda jelly roll in the Flirtation line purchased on clearance at one of my favorite online quilt shops. I love jelly rolls. They are a nice way to sample a line without making a huge financial investment or large stash enhancement. Dayana is a "girly girl" and likes lots of not so I quilted a compromise. Lot's of pinks and reds with brown to bring it back to Earth.

Here it is...

Whole lotta pink...

Each square is 8" finished. I added sashing and borders in the pinwheel pink, pink backing and a brown binding. Into each square I long-arm quilted baby words in both English and Spanish.

Since BabyA is being educated biligually, I figure this quilt, in addition to catching drool and the like, can reinforce learning. Here is a close-up...

As an added treat, I got to hang out with 2 year old Big Brother A.

Big BrotherA

During my visit, he was munching on a Golden Arches "Happy Meal". Damn those fries never looked so good. Is he not the cutest little boy you have ever laid eyes on? ~ksp


Kim said...

Beautiful quilt! I am not a pink girly girl, but when you pair it with browns and reds, I love it! And Big Brother A is adorable (and baby too). I had some McD Fries over the weekend and they are as good as they ever were.

Donna Lee said...

I love the quilt. Pink has always been one of my favorite colors but my feminist side wouldn't let me wear it. Now, I am wearing it and loving it. I finally figured out I can be a feminist and still wear pink. And it was an inspired thought to put the baby words into the stitching.

Ina said...

What a fabulous quilt! (I heart pink.)

yetunde said...

girl, you know i need that quilt. it is so beautiful. so give it up.


Kyra said...

What a gorgeous quilt! This is my first visit to your blog - looking forward to returning!

Best, Kyra
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