Saturday, March 16, 2013

Easy Street for Kelsey is Done!

Easy Street is done!  (Sans label but will do that this weekend too).  This was Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's latest online mystery.  The clues are still at the link but eventually she may take it off the net and put it in one of her books, so if I love it, grab it now (and buy the book too later, lol!).  This one is for my beautiful goddaughter Kelsey back in Wisconsin.  Here is a picture of Kelsey heading to a school dance awhile back.  
 Purple is her favorite color, so I hope Easy Street has enough purple in it to keep her happy.  She is going to have to become a fan of lime green because there is plenty of that too.  I have been wanting to make Kelsey a quilt for a long time.  She is my ex-husband's sister's oldest and since the divorce I rarely see any of them anymore.  Kelsey however will always have a special place in my heart as my goddaughter and first niece ever.  She has also decided to follow in my footsteps and become a sign language interpreter when she graduates from high school this year!  She has been signing for a few years, and loves it as I do.  She will go to UW-Milwaukee and will be close to my daughter Hannah (in miles, they are already close otherwise!) while she goes to college.
I bound it in aqua scraps (while watching Bonnie's first archived Google Plus QuiltCam!) and I am really overjoyed with the quilting Barb did on it too.  She put big flowers on it as I requested and the thread she picked is really visible on the purple borders and just really adds to the quilt.  I hope Kelsey knows how much she means to me--not just anyone gets a Bonnie Hunter quilt from me!  :)
In other AMAZING news, my newest nephew has arrived!  My brother Sam and his wife Tiffany are adopting this little guy--Colton Darell.  He was born last night and is less than an hour old in this photo.  Pretty sure I got to hear his first cry through the door (with mom and Tina) while Sam and Tif were in with his birth mother.  She was SO awesome to allow all of us to traipse in postpartum to see him and take pictures.  I hope she knows how much love this little guy will get and what a precious gift she has given to my brother--she chose him and his wife--miracles do happen. :)
I love him already!  Welcome to the world Colton--you are my other favorite nephew!


Kevin the Quilter said...

Your Easy Street turned out great, and is as beautiful as your niece. Kudos, and congrats on your new nephew!

Grit said...

Wonderful Easy Street.

Your blog is great.

Greetings from Germany, Grit

Candace said...

Your Easy Street in wonderful. I hope that your young friend knows how much love went into her quilt, I'm sure she'll cherish it. Congratulations on your precious new nephew.