Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a special gift

I have this friend Coleen. Coleen and I met a lonnnnnnnng time ago, back in the 90's ;) Coleen was the high school chum of a boyfriend of mine way back when I was 19/20. I dated that boy for a few years and over those years got to know Coleen better and better. That boy broke up with me (whatever) but Coleen and continued to be friends and hang out. Then I moved back to Spokane and Coleen and I still keep in touch......Coleen became a momma on March 9th to a little boy that she and her husband adopted. :) His name is Grayson Samuel...this is a picture of Coleen and Grayson (Mr. Grayson was very eager to meet his new momma and dad and decided to show up 5 weeks early and was in the NICU for 10 or so days)

This is the quilt I came up with for Grayson, I was really tickled with how it came out....there are 432 2.5" squares in this little blanket, the smallest patchwork I have ever done.

The theme of Grayson's room is monkey's....how lucky was I to find not only monkey flannel for the backing but monkey flannel fabric that coordinated with the quilt top.

(had to get a wee bit creative with the backing hence the strip of squares, someone (moi) was a few inches short when telling the gal at the cutting counter how much yardage was needed, oops...I think it turned out ok though.....

....I think Grayson thinks it turned out ok too! Welcome to this world Grayson, you are such a special gift!! And congrats Coleen, you are going to be such a great momma!!

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