Friday, April 17, 2009

Park City Girl's Quilt Festival

This post is for Park City Girl's Quilt Festival, which by the way is a fabulous idea!

My favorite quilt is the one I made for my daughter, now 6 months old. It is hanging on the wall in her bedroom.

It started when I bought a set of Freshcut fat quarters, mostly the peach-y fabrics. I thought immediately that they would make a great quilt if I ever had a little girl. DH and I had said we were going to try having a baby about a half year prior to the release of that fabric. Nothing had happened yet, but over time, I collected some additional fabrics, figured out what pattern I would use, and started cutting out pieces.

Still, no LO on the way. Eventually, enough time went by (2 years) with nothing happening that we began fertility treatments. By this point I had started slowly sewing blocks together. It was the 3rd treatment cycle, and 2 1/2 years after starting to get pregnant, that finally worked (and I'm thankful because I've heard so many people tried much much longer). Needless to say, the news that I was finally pregnant spurred me on to finish the quilt. It's one of those things that I think represented how much I hoped to have my daughter even when I got down about not being pregnant for month after month. I'm not really sure why, but in my heart I always thought I would have her. I think she already likes the quilt as she will look at it when I hold her in the rocking chair in front of it.




All this talk is making me wish I was home. I never took a photo of her room so what I've got to post is the pic of it right before it went to the quilter.

I can't wait to read all the posts about favorite quilts!

58 comments :

rachel griffith said...

awww. how sweet.
great quilt. {and story.}

Bunny said...

A lovely girls quilt. and a great story to go with it.

Emma said...

What a lovely quilt for your little girl to treasure!

Sarah said...

This is such a sweet quilt, so happy and feminine!

amylouwho said...

so pretty and girly! And I love the piano key border!

Amy Sp said...

It's a wonderful quilt and the story had a really nice ending.

StegArt said...

A wonderful story with a happy ending. Lovely quilt.

Doris said...

What a very sweet story behind this oh so sweet quilt!

Mary-Kay C. said...

A beautiful quilt abd a beautiful story.

Lisa said...

I love this quilt and I love the story! So sweet!

Paloma said...

Your quilt is adorable but I also enjoyed your story. The certainty that their is a little someone coming your way [no matter what] is amazing, isn't??

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Your story is bringing tears to my eyes - what a precious gift that little girl is! I "met" you when you started posting about that quilt - I love it. I would love to see pictures of it in her room when you get home too :)
Safe travels!

Andi said...

Beautiful quilt. So girly!!

Zonnah said...

I love the colors! So cute.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. And a beautiful story.

Natalie said...

such a darling quilt...and a really sweet story. thanks for sharing with us!

Melody said...

Sew Sweet! I love stars and Freshcut is the best.

em's scrapbag said...

Cute quilt. Love the border.

Dolores said...

What a great memory quilt for your little one. I hope she enjoys it for years and years.

Jan said...

What a wonderful story, and I love your quilt.

Kerri said...

such a lovely quilt!!

stitchinpenny said...

Peach and piano keys - can't miss.

Robin said...

Such a sweet quilt, and a wonderful story to go with it. I'm sure your right-- your daughter must already be in love with it. :)

Jeannette said...

Great quilt something for your daughter to treasure as she gets older. My thoughts sre with you

nicolette said...

The quilt is extra specially beautiful! And so is your little girl. Thanks for sharing your story!

kangaroo said...

you knew! that is so beautiful. mother's instinct is a powerful thing, and so is the creative process. a gorgeous result for a loved little girl!

Nadine said...

Such a lovely quilt, and a special story! Beautifully done!

Cindra said...

It is absolutely beautiful! She will always appreciate the love that went into the creation of it. What a wonderful gift.

scrappy quilter said...

I love this quilt and the soft colors.

Coloradolady said...

What a sweet story and a beautiful quilt. Love the way it turned out, so girly.

Jennifer said...

what a sweet story and a beautiful quilt!

Roslyn Atwood said...

A happy ending to your story makes this quilt even more sweet.

ivyarts said...

Lucky girl, Lucky mom and a beautiful quilt. Great story.

Quilt Rat said...

This one is SPECIAL!

Heather said...

thats and adorable quilt.

Micki said...

I love the pinks that you used...very feminine and sweet!
Micki

Kim said...

What a lovely quilt and story!

Mimi said...

I love your quilt. I'm happy that you got your little girl.

Hugs

Quiltin' Jenny said...

The best quilts are the ones made out of the greatest love!

So glad your story had a happy ending!

miniaturequilter said...

Very pretty quilt for your little one! She will love it!

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt, and a great story. Congratulations.

Sara said...

Very nice quilt - there is something about star quilts that I love...

Carol said...

Very pretty quilt and a story that will inspire many people.

whoopdedoo_5 said...

I am in love with stars, so this is quite awesome!

highwaycottage said...

Gorgeous quilt, lovely story too. :-)

rebecs said...

Yes, I agree with everyone else, beautiful quilt! I would sit and stare at it as well.
glad you have your little bundle of joy!

Anna said...

What a wonderful story. I have a few very close friends who have dealt with infertility and know how excruciating the experience was for them. Thankfully they, like you, now have wonderful little babies! I'm so glad that you made this quilt for your daughter -- there is so much emotion and meaning behind it. You will be able to tell her when she is older how much you have always loved her and wanted her and this is what you made for her! Thanks for sharing your story --- the quilt is gorgeous.

beewitchinstitchin said...

The quilt is lovely and I'm very happy for you and your family. Thanks for sharing...Kathy

Mandy said...

A beautiful quilt for a very lucky little girl.

Serena said...

lovely quilt with such a beautiful story! I love star patterns.

dee said...

It's just so darling. Lovely springy colors. Perfect.

Christa Irell said...

Thank you for sharing your story- a perfect quilt for your perfect little miracle!

L. Jane E. said...

Love the colors!

sewhooked said...

What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing and beautiful quilt.

Ilena said...

What a very special quilt for a very special little girl. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

It's beautiful! I've never been into pink but for some reason I've been really liking it lately. A great story, too.

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Very creative. Great use of color and design. Thank you for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jeannette said...

You have perserverance in more than one realm! Lovely.