Sunday, September 9, 2007

100 good wishes

We are beginning to collect the wishes and fabric for Baby Becky. I am exchanging fabric with many of my online friends. As the fabric and wishes started to show up, Wes asked, "So what about the fabric and wishes for Lily. Don't you think you should finish one quilt before you get the material for a second?" I must admit that I was a bit frustrated when he said this but he was RIGHT. Yes, I can admit when you are right honey! I mean her 3 year forever family day is on the 20th of this month. It is about time that we finish her quilt.

Well I decided that I better get to it. So a few weeks ago, I pulled out the fabric and wishes that I collected for Lily. I had played with the fabric 2 years ago and had not marked on the fabric who had given us what fabric from family and friends. This turned into quite a puzzle as I had to try to match fabrics and wishes because not all of our family and friends put a piece of the fabric on their wish. I think I figured it all out but I don't suggest to my friends who are collecting that you put the material in a box and don't look at it for a few years. Not unless you have an excellent memory.

I first worked on Lily's book and finished most of the pages. Then, I have started piecing the quilt. As most of you know, my mother is excellent in the sewing department. I can barely sew on a button. Doing this quilt is monumental for me. I thought about packing up the fabric and sending it to a professional and then decided no that I wanted to do it. Since I don't have a sewing machine and it isn't in the budget for the next few years, I decided to hand sew it. I have almost finished the quilt top and am really enjoying myself. I am adding pictures so you can see the progress. I am now going to attempt to embroider the chinese symbols for the corners of the quilt. This is also new to me so wish me luck. Enjoy the pictures of our progress. Lily loves it and now she loves opening the fabric and wishes for Becky because she knows exactly what it is for. Please leave comments and let me know what you think.


Grannymary said...

I love Lily's quilt. She will be so proud that you made it for her. I know how much love and work went into it. I'm really proud of you.

Love, Mom

amy said...

Its beautiful..I am having fun collecting squares

Marcy said...

Wow! That quilt looks amazing! And Lily is so beautiful that her pictures brought tears to my eyes!
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waiting4amelia said...

The quilt was beautful, I can't wait to see it when it is finished! I love the way you have displayed the wishes as well!



Diane Pfaff said...

Margaret, Lily's quilt is beautiful!! I can't believe you did the quilt top by HAND. You are my hero! Of course, now I'm feeling just a touch guilty that I haven't done anything Brooke's 100 Good Wishes Quilt squares.... ;)

I miss my "Margaret chats"!



maia said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous quilt - one of the nicest I've seen!
And your daughter is adorable! Thanks for visiting our blog - I'm adding yours to my list! Yes, "coming clean" was rather's always a nervous thing to reveal yourself like that, but it feels better somehow, and I look forward to blogging more than I did when I was heavily censoring!

Carrie&Aaron said...

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