4 Nov 2012

OWL's quilt


It's done!!!! You have no idea how happy I am about this.

I've been working on this quilt (off and on) since about May. It's for Baby OWL (Olin Winter Leyne), my one-month old grandson!

It's not your typical baby quilt, that's for sure. But I was attracted to all the bright colours. When I started it, we didn't know if he was a boy or girl. But I think it works well either way.

The back is black and white polka dots!

Our plan was to pop over to Vancouver (we live in Victoria) bright and early Saturday morning. Come Friday morning I had the whole top pieced together, but that was it! So I spent all Friday afternoon pinning and sewing the top to the batting and backing. Took a break for a little party:)
Then came home and hand sewed the binding until 2:30 a.m.!!


Yes, I was very tired Saturday. But given that we spent our whole day cuddling our new baby, it was all worth it :)

Have a super week!




21 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! And I love the name Olin...very unique. Congrats...on the grandson and the finished quilt.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  2. You're a very talented Grandma!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. OMG, Barb!!! It's absolutely gorgeous! You're so talented. Sorry that you were up so late, but very glad you took a break for the party!! :)

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    1. Well, the party was totally worth it, don't ya know! Tee hee.

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  4. Don't ya' just love being a Grandma! It is the BEST!
    Love,
    Debbie

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    1. Yes! Being a grandma IS the best! I had no idea.

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  5. The quilt is gorgeous! I wish I had more time to quilt...Someday!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First!

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  6. Wow! The quilt is beautiful and so much more fun than pink or blue:)
    Lyn

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  7. I LOVE love love it. We have very alike tastes. I'll post one I made another time. Olin will have it forever. Those are the great things in life I think. I love doing the bindings. They make me feel old fashioned. Perhaps not at 2:30am but I have been there too! xo

    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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    1. I'd LOVE to see one of your quilts, Kimberley!

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  8. It is beautiful Barbara! What a wonderful gift for your grandson. Good work!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  9. It turned out great. I love the bright colors. The border looks like it took forever, but so worth it.

    Terri
    thefirstgradeprincess.blogspot.com

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  10. So darling! What a treasure!
    Lory
    Funforfirst.blogspot.com

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  11. What a bright and beautiful quilt! It will be treasured!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you, Lory, Lori and Heather!!

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  13. A beautiful quilt. I am sure that the OWL looks extra adorable all cuddled up in a quilt from Grandma.

    sandi
    rubberboots and elf shoes

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