the plan was for the participants at stephanie's baby shower to each create a message on a square. then they would be brought to us and we would take it from there. the blocks arrived and immediately they went onto our design wall...
we did not know the gender of the baby, but we did know that stephanie loves polk-a-dots. we quickly stitched it up, diane wantz our long arm gal did her magic and soon...
sarah was putting the binding on. oh i should probably mention that stephanie is a special ed teacher. which just makes the connection even greater.
i must admit i was blown away with the creativity of all involved. just look at some of the blocks.
the quilt is done and happily presented to the waiting parents.
at the request of the inspirer...believe it or not her name truly is sara joyce...we created a label on the back...complete with our sarah's infamous four legged "e."
we did have one extra block and decided to use it to create a "baby's first rag quilt."
we are now just patiently awaiting the news that baby carroll has arrived. a perfect kiss is waiting for him/her.