Monday, December 1, 2008

Introducing Baby Ralphie


Baby Ralphie celebrated his first birthday in October. He loves his Auntie Karen and Auntie Karen loves him. Because Ralphie was the inspiration behind my baby Dresden quilt, an appliqued portrait was a must.


I selected fabric to match his personality and named the quilt Baby Ralphie. The Dresden's, Baby Ralphie and the four little flowers, were all hand appliqued.
 
Sorry about the quality of the last photo. I took tons of pictures (in different locations) and they all turned out dotty. Maybe the busyness of the fabric. I selected the best one, but uploading it to blogger, reduced the quality even more.

Make sure you take a peek at my Dear Jane block. This one is as cute as a button!

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

20 comments:

Jackie said...

I love, love, love, this quilt!! It is just fantastic! Baby Ralphie should be honored. Plus the fact that he is soooo cute! The Dear Jane block is great!

karenfae said...

Baby Ralphie is just so cute, - I love cats, use to have a lot of them now none as dear son in law is allergic badly. Now I just have to look at others if I want him to come to my house :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Fiesta said...

oh your dresdens look lovely against the black background.

Catherine said...

Baby Ralphie is adorable -- as is the quilt!

Carol said...

Your Baby Ralphies are both adorable - the kitty and the quilt! You do lovely work and your colors are wonderful. Quilting is so much fun. Dear Jane is looking great, also. How many blocks do you have made and how many to go? I know there are a lot of them. Love the fabrics you picked out for that quilt, too.

Jenny said...

I think your Baby Ralphie quilt is so gorgeous! Love the Dresden block and your choice of fabrics - lucky Ralphie! 

averyclaire said...

Your quilt is lovely and so is the dear jane block...my favorite for sure. You do beautiful work.

Idaho Quilter said...

the Baby Ralphie is a real charmer. I have been toiling with the idea of a quilt highlight my Cymba cat. Janet

Wendy said...

What a sweet idea to make such a cute quilt for baby Ralphie.

janet clare said...

very cute cat and a lovely quilt too

Carole said...

WOW! Love those fabrics! Sweet quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Terry said...

Beautiful quilt! Those dresden plates are wonderful!
BTW...I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. You can find the details on my blog! :0)

Lenora said...

I love quilts with traditional blocks. How lucky can one cat be?

Tanya said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the Ralphie applique!

Lea said...

OMG! This quilt is sooooooooo pretty. I love your cat Ralphie block! He is very handsome. :-)

Bizarre Quilter said...

Oh! Oh! I loooove this quilt! I love that its focus is off-centre, and yet that's not the only focal point.

Yeah. Way to go!!

Loz in Oz

belinda said...

this is the CUTEST QUILT..you had such a great idea....but then again....look at the inspiration you had.....sweet ralphie!

Donna said...

Oh, that is just the cutest quilt! Your kitty is so much like our sweet kitty that we had for so many years.

Belém said...

So cute this dresden plate quilt. How adorable is baby Ralph!!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome! I love this quilt! And the kitty is cute, too!