Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Robots and Rocket Ships

Happy July to you!  I have just a quick finish to share today.

This little baby quilt was lovingly stitched for my dear friend, Laura.  Or, for her new baby, rather.  It doesn't really have much to do with brain tumors, I suppose, except that Laura was the first person to whom I was able to break the news regarding Charlotte's brain tumor diagnosis.  I phoned her even before my husband got the news (he was en route to the hospital, and I knew that I couldn't tell him while he was driving).  Laura has been a dear friend of mine since we met in 2007, and she has been a constant source of support since Charlotte's diagnosis.

The robot fabric was a gift from my most-generous friend, Anne, and the pattern is from this issue of my current favorite magazine, Quilty.

This little guy is my absolute favorite - a robot walking a robot dog!  Check out how in the picture above, the robot's wheel is gliding along the border, but in the picture below...

...the dog's wheels are right on top!  Such good fortune!

This sweet, smiley robot wins a close second place in my heart.

The border is full of rocket ships like this one.

Tracy gave me the backing fabric, and here you can also see the quilting: stitch in the ditch plus crosses through each block.  Tracy is also friends with Laura and so whipped up a bunch of burp cloths for her, two or three of them matching, for goodness' sake!

I think the quilt turned out nicely; I am so glad that it and the burp cloths were well-received.

Alas, I forgot to photograph Charlotte with the quilt again.  But here's what she's been up to recently:

... riding around in a laundry basket!  It was not until after I committed to breaking my back that I realized that her everyday life involves being pushed around the house... It might be 2.5 feet higher up, but at least her wheelchair has wheels!  (Sigh... my aching back...)


  1. cute! especially the precious cargo in the basket :)

  2. I love this quilt, especially the robot fabric. What a fun playful quilt!

  3. The quilt is adorable, I love the fabric. So many choices in the Quilty magazine!


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