Friday, August 3, 2012

25-patch and More Quilt from Julie's Quilts


Every quilt has a story...thus why we created Quilt Story! :)  But some have more than others, this quilt is the perfect combination for me!  Sweet simple story entirely incorporated into the quilt.  Sorry you'll have to read to find out.  This quilt was made by Julie from Julie's Quilts...stop by and see some great quilt and block inspiration, and check out this sweet story of another quilt she made for another child in need.  Go Julie!!

Back in 2010 while I was pregnant with N, my cousin was also pregnant with her first child.  Our babies were supposed to be about 5 months apart.  Little did we know that her daughter would be born just 2 months after N weighing in just over 2 pounds and 14 inches long.  K spent almost 3 months in the NICU before she was able to come home.  




During her stay in the NICU, her parents decorated her incubator with receiving blankets.  Just after her first birthday, her mom asked me to make a quilt out of the receiving blankets.  The large squares in the quilt are K's receiving blankets and the 25-patch blocks are made with Twirl by Me and My Sister Designs.  I quilted with white thread in a meandering pattern.  The quilt is all washed up and snuggly and will be delivered to K next week.  I can't wait to see photos of this happy, healthy, almost 2-year old with her new quilt!!





The quilt is twin sized or a double coverlet.

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10 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

So beautiful! Love the way you tied all the receiving blanket squares together with the 25-patch sections... perfect!

beaquilter said...

that is too cute! I just made my NEW baby a quilt with the fabrics your used in the 25 patches

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Aw what a sweet quilt, and it will mean a lot to both child and parents.

needle and nest said...

What a sweet story and beautiful quilt!

CathyK said...

What a special quilt!

Cherie said...

What a great story! The quilt is gorgeous! She will be one lucky baby =D

Beth said...

That is such a sweet story. Hooray for happy endings and quilts created with love.

Pen Pen said...

What a beautiful and sweet quilt. Love the idea of using the receiving blankets...this will forever be a very special quilt.

Sara said...

Endearing story! You are a terrific friend. Hope your cousin's daughter is completely healthy now:)

Lynne said...

What a lovely story