I was excited to show you a pic of this quilt when I finished it a couple of weeks ago and then halfway through writing a post about it I realized my daughter might read my blog and see it, ruining the surprise. So I was good. I waited. And now the baby shower is over, the quilt delivered, and at last, here is the baby quilt I made for my soon-to-arrive granddaughter. That's my daughter Noel holding up the quilt, very happy, and baby girl bump is hiding behind the quilt.
Here are a few close-ups of the blocks. Each one is slightly different, but all are made with fantasy fabrics. Mostly fairies and mermaids but also a unicorn or wizard or two. I've been collecting fantasy fabrics for years and when Noel told me the baby's name will be Anastacia Faye, of course I had to make her a fairy quilt. Fae, spelled differently then Faye, but pronounced the same, is another word that means "fairy".
I forgot to take a photo of the backing fabric. It was turquoise with little baby images and sayings on it. Very sweet. So, it's a very girlie quilt, but not PINK. Not, mind you, that I have anything against pink. In fact I like it in small or moderate quantities. Apparently most everyone else, however, assume that baby girls must be completely awash in the color because except for ONE outfit and this quilt, every single thing Noel got at her baby shower - every bootie, every outfit, every blanket, every EVERYTHING - was PINK.