Baby Roo has a very active social life. She has many friends and for some reason, there seem to be mostly boys born around the same time as her. Luckily Baby Roo and her Mama made friends with another adorable little girl and her Mama over the past year.
Alexandra and Roo love each other and are so excited every time they see each other. They don’t mind if the other takes their food or toy and, in fact, they are always trying to feed each other and hug each other. Sadly, Alexandra is moving back to Germany tomorrow and it will likely be a couple of years before she and Roo see each other again.
This quilt is a little going-away gift for Alexandra from Baby Roo. She sat on my lap while I sewed it and she sorted through the fabrics for me making sure I put the right piece in the right place.
The pattern is a variation of the Peace Baby Quilt designed by Rene’ of Rene’ Creates. (She is giving away a copy of her pattern this weekend so go visit her website to enter and see other variations of her pattern) I can not begin to tell you how fun this quilt was to put together – and fast, too. It is a perfect quilt for beginners or advanced sewers who need some instant gratification sewing. The instructions are thorough and easy to read through because they are very well written and it is easy to make with either pre-cuts or using up scraps you already have.
I chose to do the quilt in black and white, with the exception of a blue eye for the dog. The top of the quilt is from Rene’s pattern and was done in the baby size (30 x 30). Her pattern includes 3 sizes of quilt tops. I wanted to add just a little extra personal touch, so I added the dog. It was based off a little quilt I saw browsing through Flickr. I sketched it out and made a couple of changes including the floppy dog ear.
The back is some fabric with all of the United States on it to remind her of her time living here.
This is a poor example of quilt photography, but we were under a tornado warning at the only time I had to photograph it. Hmmm . . . that happened the last time I made a black and white quilt.