Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Buddha, Willie Nelson, and Middle Child


I'd like to take this opportunity to remember the three gentle souls in the title, as all three of them were born on this, the last day of April. Middle child was supposed to make her appearance in May, but I really wanted her to arrive in April, as no one in my family has an April birthday. And she did come, in the last hours of the day. She was a gorgeous baby, with giant blue eyes, a lovely smile, and a gentle and loving disposition. She has been a joy ever since.

And for this occasion, as she turns nineteen, I made a quilt in her favorite color of lime green, with lavender accents. In the photo above, Sparky and Mojo are inspecting my handy work, making sure that it is fit.

Here's a close-up of the Irish Chain pattern:


A closer view of the border and the back:
A view of the back, a Laurel Burch kitty fabric:

I also made a pillow with some of the leftover fabric:

12 comments:

A Novel Woman said...

OH, sweet quilt! You have such a great eye for colour.

And happy birthday to your sweet girl! Mine just turned 20, my son 22 and my eldest is about to turn 24 in three weeks from today. Spring is always a busy time...

You put me to shame with your prolificness, prolificacy, prolific-ausity!

Lynn said...

What a totally beautiful quilt! I still cherish the one you made for Andrew. A very happy birthday to the birthday girl. I hope to talk to you soon..have a great weekend!

Rhonda said...

You have such a knack for this. The quilt is so beautiful. I hope your lovely daughter had a great birthday!

Beth said...

Stephanie, how gorgeous. How talented you are. Happy Birthday to Katherine!

Julie Weathers said...

That is gorgeous. I love it. Happy birthday, Katherine. I really would like to learn how to quilt.

Lottery Girl said...

Dear NW:

Wish I could take more credit for the colors, but coming up with them was easy, because I just picked the ones daughter likes.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Lynn,

I was thinking about Andrew's quilt when I was making this one, because Susan and I used Laurel Burch fabrics for his quilt as well.

Thank you so much for popping in--give Andrew a hug from us!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Rhonddalyn,

Thank you! And thanks for the birthday wishes!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Beth,

Thanks--I let K read all the comments so that she got the birthday wishes directly!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Julie,

Well, if you want to learn to quilt, we just need to arrange some sort of writing/crafting conference: Donald Maass in the afternoon, quilting bee in the evening. (HAHA)

Thanks for the good wishes!

ms.tinka said...

I think you are good at crocheting. You should get money for doing stuff like this! I am still practicing on mine i am making a pillow...

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Ms. Tinka,

Thank you so much for stopping in. And thank you for the lovely compliment. Good luck with your pillow!