Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

A little bit early, but I made my mom a quilt for her birthday. Caleb got to help a lot. :)
I was dreading the pinning part, but I couldn't remember why. Then once I started pinning, it hit me that the last time I pinned, I was over 40 weeks pregnant with exceedingly swollen feet.

Caleb surprised me at how well he was able to pull off the wrapping paper. It was absolutely hilarious to watch! He'll be in great shape for Christmas.
He got his whole body into it, hands pulling, feet pushing. He's such a big boy - and the scale agrees with me! At 3 months and 4 days, I had the chance to weigh him on a baby scale and he popped out 17 pounds and 11 ounces. Zowie! We're just about to start using 9 month clothes in a few weeks.

The quilt was 9 blocks by 12 blocks, so I made 12 rows of different quilting styles. Just having fun showing off to Mom what I'm capable of doing.
I was crazy, started the quilting Wednesday night, finished Friday morning and had the binding sewn on by Friday noon. Then I spent pretty much every moment Mom wasn't here hand stitching the binding down. Got it done in time! But I was prepared to give Mom some thread and a needle to finish it herself if I had to. :)

A tall brother makes an excellent quilt holder. At 3.5 months, Ben was 20 pounds and 5 ounces. So Caleb isn't the largest baby for my side of the family. We do hold hopes that Caleb will be over 6 feet tall as an adult.
Happy Birthday Mom... three weeks early! I'm sure it'll look great on your couch and will be snuggled with plenty of times. :)



katie z. said...

Belatedly, congrats on your baby! I remember reading about all your pregnancy trials while I was still pregnant, but in the busy-ness of having three kids (my son was born in early April), I haven't made it back to see pictures of your baby! My son is 20+ pounds, so I know what you mean about big babies!

Chrissie said...

It's beautiful! bright colors - just what your mom needs! :) love love love it! hugs to you and family! ;)

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I enjoyed stopping in for a visit this afternoon. Your quilt is beautiful and so is Caleb. The last time I stopped in he was just about a week old. Now I will need to go back and see all that I have missed in his life. Babies are so much fun.

Valerie said...

I really like those swirly circular quilting stitches...I will have to try that! ;)