Monday, August 17, 2009

Birthday Signature Quilt: 4 yrs old

I whipped up this number 4 block so folks at my son's birthday party can sign it and write a message on it for him.

You can see the 1 block that is done already with signatures, an early version of the 2 block, and the blank 3 block featured in previous posts.

I'm starting two new quilts just like this. One for our baby who is turning 1 year old this year, and one for my favorite baby girl on earth - my niece. She'll be 1 as well.

For the girl quilt I'm going to use my collection of Liberty fabrics. Yes, sports fans...I'm going to actually CUT them. I think I deserve a drum roll or something here.

Anyhow, I applique the numbers down on 8 inch sized blocks, and ask all the party goers to sign their names with a little message for the birthday person of honor. In total there will be 16 blocks. Hopefully it doesn't become too embarrassing before that age. Do you think we'll make it that far?

4 comments:

Liz said...

I think that is a great idea. And so what if it is embarrassing. That's your job as his mother!

AnnaVallance said...

What a wonderful idea. These are the kinds of things that become treasured keepsakes.

Caron said...

That's a fantastic idea! I wish I had thought of that! And someday, when that little one is older and some of the people who signed the quilt are no longer on this planet, it will be so very special and treasured. Hopefully, his or her grandchildren will be able to cuddle in a quilt created by generations of family.

Marit said...

This is such a great idea! The birthday quilt!

And I am looking forward to see how you will use those pretty Liberty fabrics. I agree, it takes a bit of courage to cut into them, they are truly gorgeous!