|Sneak peak at the dress. She had to wear it for the May crowning last weekend. I don't know why they won't move the First Communion up to before the May crowning so they don't have to wear the dress before the actual First Communion.|
Today is Genevieve's First Communion. I am scheduling this to post so I don't have any real pictures of the day yet. Those will come soon though. I made her quilt (part of why my blogging has been so sporadic) from her baby clothes just like I did for Hannah last year. I chose a new design that I had never done before because it reminded me of Genna. It is a pinwheel quilt with triangle blocks arranged like pinwheels. Since I was using tiny clothes for most of this, so I opted to alternate between somewhat darker colored and mostly white triangles to form the pinwheels. Whew! It was a lot of work. It is really hard to quilt with multiple types of fabric with all the differences in stretchiness. The finished quilt covers the top of a twin bed, but doesn't hang over.
|Once I got it bound, I was afraid it was a bit busy, but Brian said, "That's okay. Genna's busy." He's my toughest critic, so I was happy for his stamp of approval. I made kind of a color gradient when I did the layout.|
|The I heart NY was from a t-shirt of mine, but I included it because she was born in New York and she always talks about how much she loves NYC and wants to go back again some day.|
|To bind it I just folded over the backside fabric twice and hemmed it. There's probably a fancy word for that, but I'm a novice and a little ghetto in my quilting.|
|The back is all one piece of fabric. It is cream with little white flowers.|
|I embroidered her name, her baptism date and her 1st Communion date in different (random) triangles.|