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Completed garden baby quilt



Our little girl's garden quilt is up on the wall! It will stay there until she is big enough to move into the cot, and Natey will move into the bed. That will not be for at least four months, and it is lovely to enjoy it on the wall until then. I love the way quilts have multiple purposes. They are useful for warmth, make beds attractive, and can be used to decorate walls. Elnathan's room is now full of quilts on his cot, the bed, and the wall. It was fun to use up lots of scrap green fabrics for this quilt, as borders for the blocks. It was a challenge to make them stretch to complete the quilt, but in the end I only had to purchase 10cm of binding fabric! This seemed fitting for a quilt with a stewardship theme.


On the back I have written a special message to our second child:

We were full of joy when we found out about you! We felt like God was blessing us in abundance because he gave you to us so soon after Elnathan. At the same time we were harvesting a lot of food from the garden, and you would be born in Spring. A garden quilt seemed like the perfect way to celebrate God's goodness, and your life. Psalm 65:11 says of our Heavenly Father "You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance."


We believe that God wants us to take good care of His world. We are to share the physical and spiritual blessings He gives. We hope that you will join us in this! May God give you every spiritual blessing in Jesus as "in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, which he made to abound toward us . . . " Eph. 1: 7 - 8.


I have found it a joy to be able to make a quilt for each child that is not just a decoration or covering but also represents their significance in God's eyes, His plan for their lives, and their place in our family.

Felicity  – (October 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM)  

Congratulations it looks amazing :-) I love the idea of writing a special message to your child on the back.
Mum made us each quilts in 1992, they were much loved and almost like a security blanket when we were sick cuddling up to them. They also brightened the bedroom up wonderfully.

Deb  – (October 26, 2010 at 12:33 AM)  

Sherrin, it's for sure that the Girotti ladies LOVE this quilt! Combining quilting and gardening is just perfect. I'm sure your little one will treasure it.

Anna  – (October 26, 2010 at 4:48 AM)  

Beautiful quilt! I love how you placed a message on it. Very precious and meaningful and it will only become more so as she grows up.

Faith  – (October 26, 2010 at 4:52 AM)  

How absolutely precious that you included a personal message to your new baby on the quilt...and what a gorgeous quilt it is. I am guessing she will treasure it always..and how exciting!! you are having a girl??!! yay....

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