Monday, October 14, 2013

Last Elephant Quilt of 2013

I really didn't set out to make three elephant quilts.  I didn't.  But the baby was in the hospital for six weeks.  And we didn't know when she would be able to come home.  My daughter mentioned that she was going to decorate her NICU crib a little to make it cozier and more cheerful for Aleena.  I thought I could make a small wall hanging that would be perky and happy.  Maybe use some washi tape to hang it up.

Then they let her come home!  Happy day!  Well, of course I still had the yet to be finished small wall hanging.  Now what?  hmmmm.....  I added a few more borders and quilted it up to be a little carseat quilt.

I used some kind of fleece as the backing and it is perfect!  Lightweight and warm, they bundled her up in it.  Tada!

We are all adoring her and holding her and passing her around.  As you can probably imagine.










Backing/quilting



Extra cute little baby, still on oxygen, wearing her sister's bunny ears, wrapped in the little quilt.  

So there it is.  The last elephant quilt I am making in 2013.  And possibly forever.


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Friday, October 11, 2013

Play quilt for Aleena


 She's home!

My third grandchild was born in August.  Aleena weighed 4 pounds 2 ounces at birth and had to stay in the NICU for 44 days.  Her parents went every day to hold her and love her.  I went several times but mostly I watched her big sister when I could to help out.  We are so happy she is home with her family now (although she will need heart surgery as soon as she is large enough).  While she was in the NICU was a stressful time on all of us.  So even though I had already made her a quilt, I ended up making a few more (I recognize it was more for me and my stress relief!).  All of the quilts have little elephants on them and have purple, grey, green, and pink, as those are the nursery colors.

Aren't these little elephants cute?





Aleena's Elephant Quilt

Flower quilting detail




Gray with pink polka dots for the back



Thanks for visiting me!  I'll post about the other little quilt I made her in a few days.


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