Quilt bloggers submit posts to the festival with their favorite self-made quilts, and when the deadline for submission passes, Amy’s readers vote for their favorite quilts in over a dozen categories. It’s a fantastic way to see some exceptional work (OMG, 90 mini Farmer’s Wife blocks?!), and a way for someone like me to revisit a quilt that holds a special place in my heart. I’m always interested to see which quilts others pick as their favorites, and it’s exciting for me to read the stories behind why. One of my favorites so far is my friend Emily’s Wonky Crosses quilt. I love the irony in her story about the quilt being for her husband, but that he said he would’ve like it to be more bright/colorful (go figure!).
I’m submitting my Backyard Baby quilt, which is easily my favorite quilt to-date. I won’t start off with a fancy shmancy picture; instead you get to see a photo of the cutest little boy on the planet devouring my quilt on the day he received it for his 1st birthday. Behold little Caiden in all his quilt-hungry glory:
What better way for a baby to receive your quilt than by eating it? This, to me, spells approval. I could eat him up, to be honest. He’s so stinking adorable! His personality totally reflects Amiee’s (his mom’s), and he always has this glorious look of mischief on his smiling face. Seriously, the kid is always smiling. He’s extra special to me because I got to hold him in the hospital the day he was born, and Amiee, though she moved back home to Oklahoma last year, remains one of my dearest friends. Here’s just one more picture of Caiden before I move on to the aforementioned fancy shmancy shots of the quilt. He’s too cute to only be featured once in this post!
And here are pictures of the quilt itself. You can read about my process in my original post. Much to my astonishment, Backyard Boy was also featured on GenQ magazine’s blog (that was an EXCITING day!).
Thanks for revisiting this special quilt with me.