Wednesday, December 16, 2015

California baby quilt and quilter hysterics



David has an extended family "cousin" Christmas exchange, and this year, he drew his California cousin who just had a baby girl.

 I already had the blocks pieced and squared up using Sujata Shah's free form method from her excellent book Cultural Fusion Quilts.  So it was quick work to piece the top.

However....

I don't have pretty detail photos to show at this point - I have deleted them - because - in all my cleverness I appliqued the wrong name onto the front of the quilt - doh! Baby's name is Amina but I appliqued big sister's name Emony.   On the way to the post office with my son driving, I realized my mistake and quilter hysterics ensued!

There really wasn't a pretty way to remove these letters.....


So, time to create a patch in the form of a big hippie flower... this aqua print is from Japan and it is a scrap from the backing fabric.




All in all it's A-OK.  A sturdy utility quilt which is how I like baby quilts, something that can take hard use and lots of washings.  It is now wrapped and packed up a second time... sigh! and hopefully the line at the post office won't be too long tomorrow afternoon!  

7 comments:

  1. Good thing you caught it before posting but what a bummer to have to deal with the changes. I guess the best thing is, the more problems you have, the better you get at solving them.

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  2. Whew! Good catch and a great fix :) It is certainly a wonderful gift!

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  3. Nice save! How lucky that you caught it before mailing it - that's the kind of thing I would've shot out of bed at 2AM about the next morning and had a heart attack.

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  4. nice baby quilt - good save on the name. Fun fabrics!

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  5. This is so something I would do! Nice save, it looks great!

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  6. Oh I am so glad I am not the only one who has brain cramps from time to time. I love the quilt and the story that goes with it. I love the flower fix too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  7. Oh that was such a clever recovery! That flower looks pretty on the quilt. I love those colors! xo

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