There’s something very special about making a quilt for a child. It’s the knowledge that this blanket is meant to cuddle a sweet little one… to keep a little body warm on a cold winter night… to be dragged around lovingly by little hands… and of course, to put a smile on a child’s face at the sight of all the colours and prints.
I suppose anyone who fabricates gifts feels a special bond with the objects they create. With a quilt, it comes from spending hours planning the design, choosing the perfect fabrics, carefully cutting, arranging, sewing, ripping!, sewing again, quilting, binding…
But then it’s all worth it when you get to give it to that sweet little someone…
This quilt was made with love for my cousin Josée’s sweet little boy Cédric, who is almost the same age as my Gaëlle… he turned 1 in January. Since Cédric, Josée and hubby Luc live a good 5 hours away from us, and that all of our lives have been rather full in the last year, I hadn’t yet met this amazing little guy.
With a trip to my home town planned, I knew I was finally going to get my chance to meet Cédric. I quickly got busy in the sewing room… Lucky for me, my friend Lucie came over to hang out and was quite keen to give me a hand cutting strips and assembling the quilt top. With her help, it came together in the nick of time!
Here’s the back: Mainly white flannel, with strips and bricks of the same fabric as found on the front of the quilt
All packaged up and ready to meet Cédric!
It was so nice to FINALLY meet you Cédric!!! I hope you will enjoy this little quilt!
Size: Aprox. 30″ by 40″
Pattern: My own – strips
Fabric: Birds-Birch Flight; Elephants-Birch Ellie Farm; Bicycles-Birch His Cruiser; Planes-Echino Nico Fall 2012 601B; Green- vintage fabric
Back: White flanel; bottom third has strips and bricks of front fabric
Binding: Birch Mod Stripe (grass)
Quilting: Straight lines
*all fabric except vintage and flannel purchased from Fabrications in Ottawa
Jenny from the NY Melrose Family, who is due any day now, just put together a list of gifts any momma would adore… and guess what made it on the list? Yep, Cédric’s little quilt! Good luck Jenny and thank you so much for the shout out!
Jessie from The Thriftiness Miss just wrote to let me know that she is featuring Cédric’s little quilt… thanks so much Jessie!!!!