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Thursday, September 1, 2011

How to Make The Perfect Quilt

Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect quilt? I think I have the answer. First, start with an overall theme, pick some fabulous fabric and search for just the right pattern and layout. Then spend about a month making the quilt and enjoy every single second of the process.


Next, wait nine months for a precious miracle to arrive and place her in the middle of the quilt. Of course, make sure you pick a cute outfit that will coordinate perfectly with the quilt :).Watch your DS, your own baby, stare at the little miracle he has helped bring into the world.



Take about 50 pictures, searching for just the right one. Even if they're not perfect, they are still adorable.

Savor the moment, seeing your granddaughter lying on the quilt that spent weeks being planned and quilted and just treasure it. Change positions and get her eyes open for one moment.

Then watch as she drifts off to sleep - remembering she is only 3 days old.

So, in my life right now, I have made the perfect quilt!

Until next time,

-Karen

23 comments:

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

What a sweet story! You are definitely enjoying this!! Thanks for sharing it.

Karen said...

What quilt? All I see is the beautiful baby. Just teasing a bit. Both creations go very well together. Enjoy every minute of it, Nana.

Vivian said...

Be still my heart! I can totally relate. You've beautifully described the joy of being a quilting grandmother, accompanied by wonderful photos of that perfect quilt and your perfect little granddaughter. Hearty congratulations all around.

PS--our big sons are easily putty in the hands of their newborn daughters, and I haven't seen that change for 3 years :)

Diane said...

you've made the perfect quilt and your post made me cry.
Sometimes life is so good it overflows out my eyes, thanks for sharing;you are blessed as I'm sure you know.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely...perfect!

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations.

Quilt Hollow said...

What a sweet little blessing...I hope for the day when I too can share in the bliss of a grand baby daughter! Congrats!!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

The quilt is gorgeous, but the little on it is even sweeter! Congratulations!

Jayne said...

So sweet!I'm not a gramma yet, but I can only imagine the fun you're having! Well done!

Barb said...

what a lovely story and a lovey quilt. She is gorgeous!
What a beautiful blog, I just subscribed!

carol fun said...

Beautiful baby and beautiful quilt - congratulations on both of these wonderful creations!

Pokey said...

Oh, it is a perfect quilt, and a beautiful little girl! what a sweet post, Gramma dear! Maybe someday I'll make a perfect quilt, too ~
:-}pokey

Linda said...

Perfect means it's a 10, and it is, both the babe and the quilt. I can tell that perfect means happily proud too, and rightly so.

QuiltSue said...

She is beautiful, and so is the quilt, so, as you say, perfection.

Janet said...

It sure is a perfect quilt! Congratulations on your new grandaughter, she's adorable and perfect too.

Carol said...

A positively perfect quilt for an absolutely PERFECT baby girl!

Darlene B said...

Congratulations on your newest grandchild! She is absolutely adorable - especially while she lays (lies?) on such a beautiful quilt!

Carol said...

Congratulations Grandma. She's beautiful. This post made me cry with joy and happiness for you!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

By my count, you've made at least three perfect quilts. :-) She's so adorable!

Becky said...

Karen, you made me tear up with happiness for you. It doesn't get any more perfect than that!

Em said...

i love love love this post!!!!! Karen, you are such a lovely person and your grnaddaughter is so lucky to have you! Tears in my eyes...tears of joy!!!!!

Caroline said...

She is adorable and the quilt is lovely, too!

Chris Daly said...

What a wonderful site to see. That quilt is beautiful and so is your grand daughter! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello.