The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Pea's Quilt

After the frustration with not being able to get Pea's quilt just right, I had let it sit for some time without working on it. I picked it up again late last week and finished the quilt top.

Now I'm both nervous and excited to embark on the adventure of hand-quilting for the first time! I'm hoping to find a few spare minutes (or hours!) to head to a local quilt shop to browse different patterns and supplies. Maybe I can get this done in time for her (July) birthday?!


Stefanie said...

Rachel this is SO beautiful. How do you get things so perfectly lined up?


Rae said...

Well, Stefanie, it took several tries! My mom bought me a book on good quilting techniques for Christmas and this pattern was the first project--practicing precise 1/4" seams. You have to cut carefully and sew carefully. Then rip it out if its wrong! I'm pleased with how it turned out. There is a little flaw in it, but I won't tell you where to find it! Let's see how I do with the actual quilting!

Harriet said...

Rachel! Seriously?! Is there anything that you CAN'T do? You are an amazing woman! You have so many awesome giftings/talents! I wouldn't even know where to begin to quilt! Saia will have that to then pass down to her children; what a gift!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful quilt for a beautiful girl from a beautiful mom!

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ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued