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baby

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on August 23, 2011

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon photographing my dear friend Laina’s niece, who happens to be the sweetest little peach in the world.  She is one week old.

  

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quilt x2

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on August 12, 2011

A year and a half ago, I made my first quilt for my first nephew…  This spring, with the addition of my new little niece, Esme, it came time to make quilt number two.  The design for this one was a little less ambitious, although I actually spent much longer perfecting it.  I used some old fabrics my grandma let me sample from her vast collection a few years ago — the royal blue is one of my favorites and reminds me of Esme’s blue eyes.

post-sewing, pre-quilting

working at the kitchen table… with a pretty nice view

before finishing the border

the quilt, where it belongs!
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nephew

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on May 25, 2010

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whimsical debut

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on February 7, 2010

I recently made my first quilt for the birth of my (first) nephew, August.

Yes, I realize I  have set a tough precedent for myself here – with all the nieces and nephews to come. But what I fear the most is not the number of quilts I may have committed myself to making,  it is the thought that August, like any oldest child/grandchild, will grow up to see his siblings and cousins receive far more advanced versions of the same gift as years of practice hone my skills.

I hope he’ll realize how much greater was the emotion, the effort, and the pride that went into this one little quilt than could possibly go into all subsequent quilting projects combined.

A photograph, still unfinished:

For now, no other babies are on the horizon… but the quilting bug is upon me.

More to come on that note.

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