Monday, June 25, 2012

Austin's Wonky 9-Patch (WIP)

The little guy in this video -- his name is Austin.  His sister is the one in the striped shirt.  His mom is a very dear friend of mine.  Last Friday, Austin had his 14th surgery.  He is only 3 years old.

Link here, if the icon / play button above doesn't work

On Thursday night, after days of praying, tears and updates from his mom, I started making a little something for my little buddy.


I wanted it to be bright and happy and colorful. 


I wanted it to be big enough to cover him, but small enough to drag around the house. 

I wanted it to be his and only his.

I wanted it to use basic colors and shapes, to help him learn when the time is right.

And of course, I wanted it to be full of love and ladybug hugs.

This is pin basted and ready to quilt.  I'm not sure how I'll quilt it yet.  I tried to FMQ a different quilt last week and just couldn't get the tension right.  I'll probably go for something fun and playful on this, rather than striving for "perfection" like I normally do.  'Cause you know what?  "Perfect" is in the eye of the beholder and I know this quilt will be perfect no matter what... just like Austin is.

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat 



  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Every child is a wonderful gift from God.

  2. What a wonderful gift! He's blessed to have you in his life!

  3. Love the bright colors! It's a great quilt.

  4. You are so right - I hop he is doing well, any updates? My work for the past four years has been with people with physical and mental health problems and increasingly with young people who are on the autistic spectrum. Who decides what is normal and why? We're all shades of, rather then an absolute. Absolutely gorgeous quilt, by the way and I love the sentiment it is given in.

  5. Thanks for sharing the video - that "R" word is a swear word in our family. We model it and explain it to the youth group kids that meet in our home, but they just don't understand. Keep fighting for the special people in our world! Love the quilt, what a blessing for this special little boy!


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