Friday, April 9, 2010

A quilt for #5

I did get #5's quilt finished...3 days before he was born!

If you missed the birth story scroll down to March 21 or so...the post got buried because of weird Internet errors at the hospital.

It took longer than any other quilt I've ever made because I had seen robot fabric on the Internet sometime before I even knew I was pregnant. I thought it was so cute and when I discovered #5's presence I wanted to use the robot fabric for his quilt. But by that time no online store had any in stock. I hadn't seen any in the brick and mortar stores so thought the robot fabric was gone.

With no robot fabric I couldn't get inspired about #5's quilt. I put it off and put it off. Finally, in February, I went to the fabric store and found some fabric. I even pieced a quilt top, then Mr. Wiedz said, "something's not right". I tried again with more of the fabric I'd purchased and still is wasn't "IT".
The problem wasn't the fabric but that I still couldn't get inspired without the robot fabric.
Mr. Wiedz went to work the next week and gave his assistant the job of finding the robot fabric. He also worked on the task, calling every quilt store he could find the name for. He found the robot fabric I'd fallen in love with, ordered it and surprised me with enough yardage for the quilt in my head and heart.
Once the fabric came and the kinks of the block pattern were worked out it was early March. Crunch time. In blazing speed I was able to piece, quilt and bind the quilt. Finishing just days before his birth.

I'm SO please with this quilt. It is exactly what I'd always pictured with this fabric. And looks like such a little boy quilt with the robots and the blue and orange colors.
Love it.

And love these little boy hands, arms and cheeks that lay on it.

And of course love these little boy toes!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this quilt, Stacy!!! and CONGRATULATIONS on #5. i admire you soooo much!!! love love love you from afar!! xoxoxo