Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Owen's vintage circus 1st birthday: his gift

His birthday gift from mommy and daddy was a quilt I made out of the leftover fabric from his party decorations. Quilted squares on the front and bunting flags on the back. A special way for him to have something to keep from his 1st birthday. We can tell him stories from his party, the juggling, the colorful gum balls, Grandma reading the Circus Ship and all the friends and family that love him so much.

My mom gave me my first sewing machine for my birthday in June. It has been fun creating things for Owen's party and gifts for friends over these two months. The thing I learned about making quilts is that being precise each step of the way pays off. Each time I did not sew in a straight line or cut something the wrong size it effected other areas of the quilt. If you can go along slowly and carefully it turns out pretty good. I found this tutorial for the bunting on the back and used it as a guide. Now that I have made a small quilt I want to try and make a bigger one for us to use on picnics. 

Click here to see more pictures from his party! 


  1. I love the quilt!! Especially the bunting on the back. I was thinking of doing the same thing for the babies for their birthday! I'll use your advice. :) - Shannon

    1. That would be so fun! You will have to show me the end result! I bet they will love it!

  2. i adore this quilt. so gorgeous! you should start an etsy shop :)