Sunday, August 5, 2012

The BABY Quilt Reveal!!

The shower for Gracen Kate was yesterday (August 4) and I finished TBQ just in time - at 8:45 a.m. I put the last blind stitch in the binding!! (The shower was at 10:00 - cutting it a little close huh!! LOL)

When Gracen arrives I will embroidery her name and birth date on the back and I'll also sign it then. But here's the pics of the finish!!












It measures about 47" X 63" so she will be able to use it for a long time! Can you tell she is going to be little cowgirl if "Ne Ne" (me) has anything to do with it!! Of course her mama LOVES horses. Mikkie had her first horseback ride at 5 days old on Mike's cutting mare named Espy. We still have Espy - she is 30 years old!) So the plan is to have Grampy (Mike) give Gracen her first horseback ride at 5 days old on Espy!!


Blessing Ya'll!!!!

20 comments:

Betty Lou said...

What a cute quilt, the little cowgirl will love it. Looks like you hand quilted, beautiful.

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a wonderful quilt for Baby Gracen! Just love the Cowgirl theme and I think it's awesome that Espy will have a special involvement with the baby's birth celebration. Would LOVE to see the picture of Gracen & Mikkie with Espy.

Joanne said...

What a wonderful quilt!! So appropriate! I am sure it will be treasured.
I seem to work best under pressure too, at least you got it done.

Ann said...

A lovely quilt for your grandchild! I loved seeing the pictures of the ladies in your family. All the very best Doniene to you and your family.

Teresa in Music City said...

That is just the cutest baby quilt EVER! She is going to love all the horses and cowboys/girls :*) I almost had tears when you shared the plans for her first ride at 5 days on Espy - wow!!!

ria vogelzang said...

What a sweet Baby-quilt!! That sure is a lovely gift!
Ofcourse little Gracen will be a "cowgirl", with such a mummy and NeNe! ;))
And that Espy is still around to be part of that! How great is that!!!!
I would really love to see a picture of you all and Espy....
Love and blessings to you all!!
Een dikke knuffel uit Nederland!
Ria.

Marga (MarPie) said...

I really really REALLY love this one. It is so unique. Your quilting is stunning. I am speechless.

Kind regards,
Marga♥

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderderful quilt and what a treasure this will be for Gracen!!

:) Carolyn

Sheila said...

What a beautiful baby quilt. I love the choice of fabrics. It sounds like it will be a perfect quilt for Gracen Kate to grow up with!

Dawn said...

Fabulous quilt, and such a wonderful story to go with it. She will treasure it for years. Very sweet!

Janet O. said...

Where did you find such cute cowbaby fabric? So appropriate! And I can't believe the hand quilting on this, Doniene. You are a wonderful Grandma to do this. It will certainly be a treasure!
And yes, that was cutting it close! : )

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh, Doniene! That turned out just darling! It is sure to be treasured! I love that soft green you used on the back - perfect with those sweet vintage hankies! I hope you'll share the pictures on Espy when the time comes! Gracen Kate is going to be amazingly blessed with y'all for grandparents and you are going to have so much fun!

Lucy said...

What a wonderful gift. I LOVE it. The fabric is just perfect Doniene.

Maureen said...

Beautiful! Love how you outlined the figures with hand quilting. A very special quilt. I like making baby quilts big enough for them to use as they grow, too. Neat plan with Espy! Share a pic?

Raewyn said...

Absolutely beautiful - and so unique. It is just what a little cow girl needs. Very wise making it a good size too.

Sue said...

This is absolutely the cutest quilt I have seen in a while, Doniene. I can just see all of the love that has gone into making it! What a wonderful treat to have Grampy give Gracen her first ride!
Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
Sue

Lori said...

I love it! Great theme and terrific colors!!

Karen said...

Great theme choice. Sort of old-fashioned looking and I like that.

Carla said...

What a perfect quilt for your new little cowgirl. I just love the colors and the setting stars. How sweet of Grampa Mike to carry on a family tradition.

libbyquilter said...

your hand quilting is beautiful~!!!~ and that is one cute quilt~!

:- )
libbyQ