Monday, June 29, 2009

noah

My good friend and college roommate, Jen, recently had her 6th baby. 6! It's hard to believe our Helaman Halls days were 17 years ago and now we have kids who will be in college in 7 or 8 years. Yikes. She is a cute and fun mom who is always on a new adventure with her kids. I wish I was more like her. For Jen's cute baby, Noah, I decided to try something new. Chevrons. I was somewhat nervous - all triangles, all solids, no room for mistakes.
I have to say I fell in love with this quilt. The zig zag quilting is not exact by any means. It's all eye-balled. And I think I like it even more because of the imperfections.
I showed this to another friend and she thought the back was a flag. It's not. But I like that idea.
Jen, I hope you don't read this before it arrives on your doorstep today. I don't want to ruin the surprise, but I can't wait any longer. You do have 6 kids. I am banking on the fact that you cannot possibly have time to check blogs every single day. Then again, I know you better than that.
Happy cuddling baby Noah.

19 comments:

Emily said...

I really, really LOVE this one!

Lucky ♥ Holly said...

Hi Sarah,
Wow I've never seen a quilt like this! I love that you stitched his name onto one of the zig zags. Your imagination and spunk really impresses me. Do you have an etsy store or take orders?
xx
H

Neil and Diana said...

Beautiful, Sarah. As ever, I am amazed.

Becky said...

Three Cheers for Chevrons! I love it Sarah!! Such talent ;)

amyraye said...

love it!!

congratulations, jen. are you still in oregon?

Sarah said...

Lucky Holly,
I do not have an etsy store because I don't have stock on hand. But maybe I should start a store and just take orders.

Thanks all!

amyegodfrey said...

I love this, too! Lucky Noah.

Nancy said...

so different from your normal quilts, but I love it! Don't you have a hard time giving your quilts away? I know I would.

abby said...

you know how i feel about chevrons. this is my favorite ever, i think.

Sarah said...

abby, you were the one to get me thinking about this pattern. thanks! i owe it all to you!

bekki said...

I love this one Sarah you always amaze me with how talented you are. Keep them coming

Naylor Family said...

I love it! It looks so good! I can't imagine a quilt of yours not turning out great! I love seeing all your creations!

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Mistakes... my rear. I don't think I've ever seen or noticed wa time where you have made one. His name looks so darling stiched in there!

Sarah said...

Aimee,
It doesn't hurt that the name is near and dear to you. I love the name too.

ginger said...

I'm so glad you posted this, because I have been considering quilting a zig zag quilt the same way, without marking. I think yours looks fabulous, and I'm totally inspired to get started.

erin said...

Wow Sarah! I'm always so impressed with your creations. I LOVE (with a big 'ole red puffy heart) this one!

JenJ said...

This is absolutely SO perfect!!! What does one say when given such a priceless and thoughtful gift????? I couldn't wait to get home and open it so I just took a peek at the blog. :) I will get to wrap him in it, lay him on it and show it off to all my friends starting on Monday!! Sarah, you are one of those gems of a person that I will always be blessed to know. Thank you thank you. :)and not just for the quilt. :) hugs.

Sarah said...

Jen,
I'm so glad you like it! Sorry to spoil the surprise, but it will be like opening a present twice! You're the best Jen!

Muche's Smala said...

Take orders girl, and open a store, what are you waiting for, it's not like you're busy or something, duh! No but seriously, you're my hero ;)