March 21, 2010

Over at Kay’s Show & Tell Center, I received a submission from a faraway land!

First of all, I need to tell you that this project is not made based on your design (not one of your books is available here in Indonesia, too bad), but I love to show you one of the blankets I made, it’s 97% hand-made.

I snagged this right over to All About Appliqué.

Blanket for Baby Dev by Nana of Depok, West Java, Indonesia

Blanket for Baby Dev by Nana of Depok, West Java, Indonesia

Sometimes I am desperate to find some new simple pattern that inspire me to make things, but other times the idea just popped up. This is my original idea. It just came up and I put it in paper and voila….

Dev is one of my grandkids. He was 3 months old at that time. We went on a weekend holiday. And one very early morning, Dev’s frantical cry woke me up. His mother told me that he couldn’t stand the chilly whether. That inspired me to make something to keep him warm, and one month later, I saw him sleeping like a rock tugged in the blanket I made. His mother appreciate me a lot for this. It gives me terrific feelings when people appreciate my projects.


I’m sure his mother did appreciate you a lot for this darling, original, one-of-a-kind quilt! And Baby Dev too!

I always finished the project I made with something I call ‘personal touch’ on which I wrote the name of the person who will have my project, date and what this person call me. For example as picture I attached, my personal touch says: made by dadong for Dev Oct 2009 (‘dadong’ is what Dev calls me, means grandma).


Nan would love to hear feedback about her project of love.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


4 Responses to “Blanket for Baby Dev”

  1. DonnaP on March 22nd, 2010 4:27 am

    There’s nothing more gratifying and wonderful to see a sleeping child under a quilt that you made for them. I have an almost 15 month old grandson that sleeps with a quilt I made for him and I know it keeps him nice and toasty. It’s obvious a lot of love went into the quilt – it’s so very cute with all the different designs! Very nice job!

  2. Maria Hrabovsky on March 22nd, 2010 4:32 am

    Love it! It’s so very special and so beautifully done!
    How wonderful to know that baby Dev sleeps so well under his beautiful quilt. We know it’s because he’s wrapped in his grandmother’s love.

  3. juliet on April 1st, 2010 2:49 am

    That is a lovely story and quilt :-)

  4. Beatriz on April 9th, 2010 4:45 am

    This quilt will warm Dev up for a long time and will be among the treasured items he will keep.I´d bet. Congratulations. I love the dark borders and sashings. Good job!