Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sara's Flowers

Four years and three days ago, we found out I was pregnant with our sweet little miss S.  We were so excited.

I had a miscarriage a few months before I got pregnant with Miss S.   I had so many fears about having a miscarriage and when it happened I was devastated.  I was so worried that I would never get pregnant again, that we would never be able to have children, that something was wrong with me, so when I got pregnant again I was overjoyed and very worried.  I was so afraid to experience a second miscarriage.  Going through the first one was very difficult. Thankfully, I had a wonderfully supportive husband and I had Bob Marley.  That song gave me so much peace when I was really freaking out.

I was so excited to meet her!  I wanted to pour all of the love I had for her into this quilt so that when she was born and used it, she would always feel special and loved.  The design is very simple, just some large pieces stitched together.  I wanted a quilt for her that was very simple and dainty.  To the simple top I added ric-rac, appliquéd flowers and leaves, then added a ruffle for the binding.  

 Each flower and leaf was lovingly attached to the quilt by my own two hands.

 And lastly, a little note for my sweet little girl.

" you angel face."

Throughout my pregnancy I called her angel face.
I remember rubbing my belly often and whispering to her "i love you sweet angel face."
She was the angel that healed my heart after my first miscarriage.  
a side note... 
she sleeps with it every night.
she calls it her super duper extra special blanket.

and one more thing.

I still call her angel face.  
It fits.

xx nicke

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  1. What a beautiful quilt. Your hand sewing is amazing. I am sure Sara will treasure it forever.

  2. Hi, your quilt is very pretty. I love the little flower details. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. How difficult those first couple of weeks of your pregnancy with Sarah must have been with all the worrying...
    What a beautiful post and what a beautiful quilt! I especially love the ruffle around the edges. So sweet!

  4. Such a perfect sentiment for your Sara! Love the ric rac and the hand stitches:)

  5. Your quilt is beautiful and charming at the same time! I love all your applique work and the rick-rack is a great addition to it ... I'll have to use that sometime since I love to applique and embellish also.

  6. This is beautiful, I love the applique and the little message :)

  7. This is just beautiful! I love all the details you put into it! Definitely a labor of love!

  8. What a sweet story, and a beautiful quilt :-)

  9. WOW. This is so incredible! What a treasure!!

  10. Your quilt is absolutely adorable! :o)
    Sincerely, Trish

  11. nicke,
    that is a beautiful story and a gorgeous, breath-taking quilt. love all the details, especially the color scheme and the ruffle. lovely! xo amy


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