February 28, 2010

...Rayce's Wheels...

Remember this quilt that I loved?

I saw it on a website, contacted the quilter who did not have a pattern for it, but gave me the basic measurements of the blocks.
I borrowed some graph paper from the calculus teacher at CHS and after a few tries,
came up with this:
I worked on it at the Craft Retreat - it came together very easily after Melissa Kelly suggested I sew them in 9-patches rather than strips. Genius!

I am in love with the finished product. In Love. Seriously. I'm totally making another one. It's definitely a boy quilt pattern though, don't you think?
It was hard for me to send it away.

But, I love Lyndsay too much to be selfish, so I packaged it up, tied it with a bow, and sent it to Anchorage, Alaska.

This is for Rayce Jones - he's the newborn baby of my dear friend Lyndsay. Lyndsay and I met at Twinlow when we were in elementary school and attended church camp there together until high school. In my opinion, we have one of those relationships where we know that we're always there for one another and we'll always be friends even if we don't talk on the phone ever or see each other often. It's just a connection that's unexplainable. I respect her so much and am so happy for the addition of Rayce into her life and their family.

Here's a picture Lyndsay sent me of Rayce on his quilt. He's so tiny!

Fabric: Wheels by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs
Pattern: Marcie sorta-original
Quilted by: Marcie (stitch in the ditch)


Olivieri Portrait Design said...

I love it Marcie... I'm sure she is going to LOVE IT!

**MIGNONNE** said...

Oh my gosh that is awesome! How in the world did you keep everything organized? I am in awe!

Christina said...

I love this pattern. I'm going to have to make a quilt. Your's turned out so cute.

ellsworth family said...

Wow, you have been busy...quilt, bows, cape AND working full time. How do you do it? It all looks awesome!

Mikaela said...

So cute! You always pick the cutest fabrics, too!!!

The Perkins said...

I love the baby rayce quilt--he looks happy on it:)

Miss Nettie said...

Love this pattern! Beautiful quilt! I want to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy said...

Those are both so cute! That pattern is in the Tessellation Quilts book and on several blogs now! When I saw it here I had to order the Hunky Dory layer cake so I can make this too!

It looks complicated, but is so easy, isn't it? Great job. I am sure Rayce will cherish it.