It’s time again for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!
I haven’t had much time to make many quilts since the last festival, but I do have a quilt that is near and dear in my heart. When I was pregnant, last summer, I made my son a quilt for his crib. I labored over that one for hours and now it hangs, untouched, over his crib. I wanted to make another simpler quilt for him to play on and I fell in love with the beauty and simplicity of Stacked Coin Quilts.
I also got to use one of my favorite prints for the back, “Entertaining Elephants”:
Little did I know that this quilt would become the back drop of many of Liam’s baby photos.
Liam at 8 days old with his daddy. (Look at those little chicken legs!):
Liam at 3 weeks, already being the clown that he is today (photo by Anne K. Rodriguez):
Liam at 2 months, enjoying a warm Los Angeles November :
Liam at 5 months entertaining his favorite lady-friend, Annabelle:
Eventually he learned to roll and crawl and the quilt became too small to use as a playmat. I’m hoping that once he is a little older he will enjoy using it as a favorite blankie. That will be up to him. I will always cherish this quilt and be able to hold it in my hands and look at the photos of how tiny he used to be.
I took a photo of Liam on the quilt today and I was very lucky to get a photo of him actually laying down. He looked at me for a minute as if to say, “What the heck are you doing to me, Mom?” and then he flipped of and crawled away from me.
Liam at 8 months:
They grow up SO fast and through all the sleepless nights and crazy days, I am trying to remember that this is all just a fleeting moment. Looking at all these photos of my little baby on his quilt really makes me realize that.