My grand-nephew Conor’s second birthday was Saturday. I had quilted a bed-size alphabet panel for his baby brother as a Christmas present, and Conor has been wanting one since. I’ve mentioned Patternjam in the past after seeing their vendor booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last year. I bought a twin-size bed panel 56″ x 83″ based on the book “I Love You to the Moon and Back,” a touching bedtime story for children. Conor’s dad who is my nephew Nick had mentioned he was tired of reading the same books over and over. As a book-loving person since childhood and a big reader myself, I want to encourage Conor to be the same. Needless to say, copy of the book was part of the gift. I quilted the top in an organic edge-to-edge pattern. The printed panel has a slightly different hand than regular quilting cotton, but it quilted beautifully. I washed it beforehand, and it was colorfast. Overall, I can recommend Patternjam’s products.
Here’s my partner Mike, the only person I know tall enough to hold the finished quilt up. Notice that Patternjam will print the recipient’s name on the panel. Now Conor can call it his.
We celebrated the birthday at St. Cupcake, downtown Portland. Here’s the birthday boy with the tray of mini-cupcakes in front of him.
He licked the frosting of around seven cupcakes with no interest in eating any of the cake. I’m the opposite. I can leave the frosting, but I love cake.
I can’t leave out Conor’s mother and little brother, Samantha and Tadhg, who was enamored with chewing on a coffee cup sleeve. He’s teething.