This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

~Connor's Storybook for Dad~



A little Quilt all rolled up and made for one special little boy


My Great Nephew Connor James who lost his Dad tragically last month


I had a Charm Pack........fabric.......Fat 1/4's of the fabric Storybook which I absolutely love



Even had a Jelly Roll which I used for Sashing and Binding

Part of what drew me to this fabric was the Castle and the colour



I even had a Pattern by paula storm designs all ready to go



This little quilt came together quickly
In all 12 days.......an all time record for me



Quilt top


Binding



and ta da modelled the Quilt in our front garden before driving 5 hours to hand it over to Connor


Front


Back

I used the pic of Scott and Connor and Mr Armchair photocopied it on to the special fabric for me and then stitched it on to the back of the quilt
I wasn't sure about this pic to start with but then thought it's for Connor and he might just like to snuggle up with it.
 I'm still modelling




Well blow me down I don't see Connor regularly but when we unravelled the quilt he reached out for it.......he was even reaching out for it when it was all tied up
Seem just like he knew it was for him
Just beautiful to see



Here I am with my Niece Elise and Connor



Connor goes all shy but he was happy to have a pic with me on this occasion



Elise was so happy and she straight away shared it on Facebook.
I loved making this for you Connor and Elise
 A special quilt to remember Daddy by.

Fabric..........Storybook by Kate and Birdie for Moda
Jelly Roll Basics
Size.......approximately 44" square
Thread.......Gutterman for piecing
Mettler Quilting thread Natural 4 for In The Ditch and Cross Hatch
Aurifil 1148 for Aqua bits


Since this quilt I have barely touched needle and thread
Christmas preparations with JoJo  are keeping us busy
plus I haven't been able to spend too much time at the computer due to 'fuzzy eyes' and headaches/migraine from it but I do get around to most blogs to see what they've been up to.
Unfortunately though I haven't been commenting too much either.

Wishing everyone a lovely week prior to Christmas though I know it can get a bit hectic!

Love, Dzintra 

12 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is so special you are awesome D xxxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Dzintra! THE FABRIC with the castles, what a perfect selection of motif for dreams and memories of childhood and love. May you ALL have a peaceful and memorable Christmas. Missing you all so....

Liene said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful quilt! xo Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus!!

Terry said...

A wonderful gift. This quilt will have memories for everyone. Enjoy Christmas.

Susan said...

A lovely thing to do for Connor.

Diane-crewe said...

what a lovely memory for them both xx Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful quilt, and so lovely to see you modelling it and see you give it to Connor. It will be a treasured quilt in his life forever. Wishing you all wonderful fun filled Christmas.

shez said...

Hi Dzintra wow i love this,what a special thing to do it will be well loved xx

Jill Henderson said...

Hi Dzintra, you don't know me but I was moved to comment. What a beautiful quilt with special, precious memories. That little boy can always be comforted by being able to wrap himself in the quilt, and know that his daddy is comforting him also.

Kath said...

A beautiful and thoughtful gift, which I'm sure will be treasured.

Have a very happy Christmas with your lovely family xx

Yvonne W said...

What a great gift idea. Have a lovely Christmas with your family and all the best for 2016.

RitaGri said...

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