Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ta dah - Caleb's Quilt - Finally

There are a few pictures mainly because I am so darn proud of this baby. My quilt photography skills on the other hand could use some refinement. I think I had a little too much light? I did the binding in linen. All the blocks are hand quilted and eventually I want to add circle quilting to the middle square, but I am prepared to do that gradually. I really love the blocks with the pockets on them, and so does Caleb - he is already squirreling his goodies in there. He got to sleep under it last night for the first time and told me that it brought happy sleep.
My absolute favourite part though is the 'sweet dreams beautiful boy' embroider on the binding - it is the last thing I say to him every night. And Caleb absolutely loves it which makes all the time, pulled muscles (who new stitching was exercise) and calloused fingers worthwhile. Did I mention that I have already go the fabric for Poppy's quilt too, but I really have to do some market and summer sewing first.

27 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous boys quilt. I love the "Sweet Dreams"... beautiful touch.

h&b said...

oh, that is adorable - well done ! :D

kellie said...

The quilt is beautiful! I also love Caleb's "happy sleep" and your embroidered sentiment which is just lovely. A real keepsake for him!

Leah1517 said...

Really really beautiful! well done!

Melanie said...

The colours are awesome. Well done!

Miss Muggins said...

It is just the most wonderful quilt, full of love and sentiment. Well done. Here's to a lifetime of happy sleep.

One Flew Over said...

Well done Cindy! What a snsational quilt!! I love that the colour scheme is so manly and will certainly grow with young Caleb. It looks fantastic!! See you tomorrow.

Bek said...

Well done! It looks great and "happy sleep" is a wonderful result too!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Its fabulous Cindy! You've done such a wonderful job. I bet Caleb adores sleeping under it.

(PS. I don't think your photos have too much light ... I think if you look closely you may have a two year old's fingerprint on the lens! I have seen the same effect on my photos.)

Kirsty said...

You've done a gorgeous job Cind. Lucky boy!

Home Girl said...

wow its soooo special, a work of art. i love the colour and pattern combos you have done - u really have a talent for combining fabrics. i'm sure it will be treasured and one day lovingly passed onto his babies! btw loved your comment bout the protest - gave me a laugh!!!

Jhoanna said...

You should be so proud Cindy! You have out a lot of love and work into this quilt and it shows. Love how the darker borders make the prints pop!

Sally said...

I can just feel the love in that quilt all the way over here!
How could Caleb have anything but happy sleep with all that love wrapped around him every night?
Cindy it is wonderful. You have every reason to be proud. (If I had made that I would post a picture of it everyday for a month ;)

sophie said...

aw Cindy, it's so gorgeous, what a lucky boy Caleb is.

Aussie-waffler said...

Your quilt looks absolutely fabulous, I love all the pockets with Calebs treasures stashed secretly inside and the embroidery is just perfect.

Jodie said...

What a wonderful heirloom....

Imagine him as giant gruff teenager...still with those lovely words everynight !

Leahdis said...

Its amazing, I love it, you should be very proud! Lucky Caleb. the Linen binding looks great.

teddybearswednesday said...

it is utterly beautiful, beyond belief. It looks totally perfect to me, I love it ! What a lucky boy Caleb is. ANd I love the way you've personalised it with "sweet dreams" It really is just beautiful.

Jennifer Rose said...

that looks great! :D the pockets are a wonderful idea and the colours go well together

Bird Bath said...

That is a sensational effort! I like the colour combinations and especially the pockets for special treasures.(we all know how many special treasures little people seem to collect!)
And I'm certain this quilt will be treasured for many years!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hi Cindy, I have tried to reply back to you the last couple of days & it keeps coming back. not sure why, the email address is right.

Penny said...

Ooh that's gorgeous! Congrats on finishing, yay!

Stacey said...

Oh it's lovely Cindy! You're very clever!

Tania said...

Cindy – it's gorgeous! You must be chuffed to the moon and around and back. Particularly since Caleb is right there with you. Funny how it's always about the details too. The embroidered stitchery nails it for me too.

Rach said...

Well done - its just lovely. I bet he loves it. x

handmade romance said...

stunning!

AnastasiaC said...

wow its so beautiful!! great colours and print combinations...well done...