Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Once again

I have been absent from the blog, but for a very good reason. Once again, I have been in Kent, England visiting my daughter and her family.

My daughter Ayla and her son, Atticus. 

I was visiting to celebrate little Atticus' first birthday. I was there when he was born 11 weeks prematurely. It was a very scary time but he's doing very well now.

Just before I left, I was busy working on this little quilt.

Ayla has an English Springer Spaniel and wanted a small quilt for Atticus to use as a blankie. She saw the Spaniel as part of a bigger quilt by Karen Brow at Java House Quilts.

Once I enlarged the little dog, I auditioned borders and for some reason, everything came together quickly.

I stretched it on my smaller boards and started quilting it.

I kept the quilting simple. There are circles and half circles in the outer border.

The background was just quilted in the ditch.

I knew I had a template or stencil for animal paws and a dog bone. It was in my sewing room and when I went to look for it, it almost jumped off the shelf and into my hands.

This is the backing fabric I bought specifically for this quilt. It was purchased several months before I knew exactly what the front of the quilt was going to look like.

The quilt label - embroidered on Aida cloth. You can see the circle quilting I did for the outer border.

My daughter was totally surprised. She had no idea I was busy working on this quilt just before leaving.

Here's their English Springer Spaniel, Vixen. She's so good and patient with Atticus.

I still have more quilt show photos so I shall post them in the next day or two.


  1. A totally charming quilt and a totally sweet little boy too! The first year is so full of changes and learning.

  2. Sweet little boy and a marvelous quilt :)

  3. What a beautiful quilt! I hope you enjoyed your trip over here... so much changes in a year!

  4. Adorable baby and a very adorable snoozing puppy on that quilt. I'm sure it will be well loved.

  5. How wonderful to be over there, and seeing these photos, Atticus is delightful, and his Mum really happy with his quilt. Super design, and a label specially made. Enjoy all the days together

  6. Isn't he too adorable for words!!! Happy birthday little Atticus!!! That quilt is darling, so perfect for him. Well done!

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