Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby Luke's quilt

I finally finished the baby quilt I made for my friend Heather's new baby: Luke. (And boy was he a whopper of a baby, ladies and gents... 8 lbs 15 oz... I guess the days of her making fun of the big baby I was are over!)

I must admit, I really outdid myself on this one. I followed a simple pattern provided by the lovely blog, The Purl Bee. When I completed the quilt top, I thought it looked a little boring, so I appliqued on some turtles from some leftover backing fabric I had. When I added the embroidery, I felt better about myself.

Here is my husband, behind the quilt. Isn't he looking great today?

Here's a close-up of the embroidery.

Here's a super-duper close-up of another appliqued turtle.

Aaaaand, here's a picture of the backing fabric folded over on top of the quilt.

I made something for Max too, but I forgot to take a picture of it. He took a real liking to Dave when we visited. This is a picture I snapped right after he begged and pleaded with Dave to pick him up.


Kacie R. said...

The turtles are such a special touch! What a great quilt!

heatlight said...

Aww look how natural Davey looks with children! I can't wait until you move back so Dave can babysit. Thanks for the quilt, buddy!

gopack74 said...

That is fab. Well done