Thursday, January 27, 2011

owl's trip around the world

Last week I finished another baby quilt - I call it Owl's Trip Around the World - named of course for the pattern is the ever-popular, quick piecing "Trip Around the World." Some of the fabrics will look familiar as some are similar/the same as fabrics I used in the last quilt that I posted.

This quilt is for a baby who is on his way into the world TODAY - I just received a text from his future auntie, saying his mom is in labor! Safe passage little boy!

The baby who will be receiving this quilt is the cousin of Laurence who was born in December and received the Treetop Lullaby quilt.

In my tradition of quilting songs or rhyme on the border, the rhyme of Owl's Trip is:

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw, the less he spoke
The less he spoke, the more he saw
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird

The quilt measures 55 inches by 55 inches - a generous size for a baby quilt. As usual all of the materials are 100% cotton with the exception of the thread which is a cotton/poly blend.

Tsuki, one of the cats at casa mouse, really favored this quilt and was often found snuggled on the quilt during construction . The second photo shows this and gives a peek into the fabrics used on the back - the family has a dog so here's is a wee nod to the new baby's "canine sibling"!

If you are interested in commissioning a quilt to celebrate the birth of a child in your village, or perhaps a quilt for another occasion, contact the quiltmaker at the address found on the sidebar.