10 December 2007

Quilting Karma

Brooke is my sister from another mister. We met in the eighth grade when we were just emerging from that extremely dorky stage. I had a fake tooth attached to a retainer that could pop out on command. Brooke had poufy hair and braces.

We bicker like sisters, but she lets me sit on her lap during really scary movies if I promise not to scream. We've been though all the aches and pains of growing up, as well as some of the harder parts of life, too early. I've watched her grow up, and tomorrow, she'll be a mom. I know she's going to be a great one.

There is an old wives tale that babies cannot be born until the handcrafted present is finished. I needed some cute cotton and fast! So on Saturday afternoon, I checked out Cloth and Bobbin at Aimee's recommendation.

I came home with this loot. I must confess, the purple and turquoise toile are for me.

Stash from Cloth and Bobbin

Inspired by the lovely Denise Schmidt, I decided to do five vertical panels full of various sizes of rectangles. The quilting gods must have been cringing as I rotary-cut, eye-balled, approximated and made do, resulting in this:

Sonny's Quilt in Progress

But after a quick spin with the iron, I had this:

Isn't the iron magical?

It's not fully completed, but I think getting the top done in one day is enough good crafting karma that Brooke can have her baby safely tomorrow. Adding my civic karma of jury duty today, and I think they will be fine.

12 comments:

kat@taylormadedesigns.com said...

lovely quilt~
Congrats to your friend on her baby.
Good times ahead :)

Lisa said...

Oh, good heavens, is that why I was in such pain yesterday?!? hehehehe...snort...hehehehe

It looks adorable! I think the baby can arrive safely!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Wait...you can quilt too? Now if you can play the tambourine like Lori Partridge you'd be a triple threat!
And cheers to what Kat said, you are going to have so much fun being an aunty.

nessagr said...

I am in awe! Making (the top of) a beautiful quilt in a day?!?!? Very cool. And congrats on being an aunt.

EmilyG said...

Gorgeous!!

Felicia said...

Love all those dots :)

Nicole said...

You and Brooke look great in that photo! Please email me with the stats about the birth :)

Nicole said...

Oh, and I think I remember you with the retainer with the tooth... what was the story with that?

sulu-design said...

Shazam! It's gorgeous. And I'm sure your friend is glad that she can now have her baby. What a mess that would have been.

Anonymous said...

Marissa-
Congrats on being a Titi I knowyou'll be great, and the quilt FAB-EWE-LUSSS!!

Magda

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coloredsock said...

ok, wow. that's awesome. i just sewed my very first "functional" project (an apron). big ground breaker for me. so this is inspiring. you'll have to post a picture with the little one on it...