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SHE'S HAVING A BABY

Man

Woman

Life

Death

Infinity

That's a pretty heavy, existential name for a baby quilt!




I'm sorry . . . but I've had to keep this little beauty a secret for a while, so I haven't been able to talk about it.


Earlier this year, I found out that my niece Angela, was pregnant, and was expecting in early November.


Within seconds, I already knew the quilt I was going to make for her! I had purchased a couple of colorful charm packs of fabric a while ago (a collection coordinating colors and prints, measuring 5"x5"), and have been eager to try a process that creates a 'puff/bubble/biscuit' quilt. PERFECT for a baby. And perfect for Angela's new baby boy.


I also knew what piece of music I was going to use for her quilt/lapse production. When I heard the news, I immediately started singing the title song to John Hughes' 1988 movie, "She's Having a Baby".

I had always liked the tagline to this movie, , using symbols to convey a message. And as I proceeded on this project, the more I thought about it . . . the more I thought it made sense that this series of symbols would be the name of this quilt.


This was the most intimate, personal and smallest production for Quilting in the Fast Lane. It was created at our kitchen table, when the early Autumn light would allow.


The whole quilt and production had to be accomplished without Angela knowing about it, but I still wanted her to be involved. I did manage to collect many pictures throughout the stages of her pregnancy. And in the end . . . Angela is quite involved!


You may notice that I'm wearing all black during this production. It was my attempt to blend into the background, like live theater puppeteers, and draw attention solely on the making of the quilt . . . and Angela.

Gilda Approved!



And finally . . . . Quilting in the Fast Lane is HAPPY to present;

SHE'S HAVING A BABY





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