ok, i know i have a ton of pictures of this but i just couldn’t help myself. this is the AMAZING quilt that my family and friends all made for our little guy! at my shower this past weekend i was totally shocked to receive this gift. i guess this has been in the works since february. my sisters sent out little packets in the mail to some family and friends that had a quilt square, an assigned letter, color swatches and stitch tutorials. each person had to pick an animal that started with their letter, design it, go pick out their own fabric, and then stitch their animal onto their square. i was soo impressed with everyone’s choices and how great everyone did! i am sure some people totally freaked out when they were asked to participate in this. actually i know people freaked! people were thinking, “i have no idea how to quilt!” “i can’t sew!” but the most wonderful part about it all is that they did it! they all put their love and energy into doing their square for our little guy.
once everyone had returned their finished square to my sisters, it was time for them to assemble the quilt. my sisters, mom and grandma all had a very special part in making this quilt come together. the amount of time that goes into quilting is astounding! and WAIT THERE’S MORE! they put together a little hard-bound alphabet book to go with the quilt. my mom wrote this herself and i just think it’s adorable! the book has each letter and a picture of the associated animal square, a little saying and then who made each one.
i was so overwhelmed when i got this gift. i know how much love and energy went into creating it, and brian and i are so thankful. it means so much that people took the time to do something so special for our son. he is one very very lucky little guy to be surrounded by such amazing people 🙂 everyone should get one of these. so special.