This is Heather’s Sheep Shape quilt and it is a pattern from a 2014 Quiltmaker magazine. The quilt is made up of large half hexagons and the sheep is made with white Fireside fabric so it is very soft. The ears and legs of the sheep are floppy so a baby can touch and grab onto them as they lay on the quilt. Heathers only quilting request was the the sheep be quilted with curls!
I used a few different colour of So Fine thread, white, blue, green and pink, on this quilt top. The batting is Quilters Dream Puff which is great for baby quilts.
Heather made this quilt for someone very special, her granddaughter Baby P! Baby P was born at 23 weeks and weighed 1 lb, 7 oz. With the amazing care from the Dr.s, nurses, respiratory therapists and support staff at the NICU at Children's Hospital in Winnipeg, Baby P was giving the chance to live and grow and has reached 7 lbs at 4 months old (her due date). Baby P’s parents gave permission for me to share her story and photo. Baby P’s mom knit this Sweet Pea costume for her first Halloween, how adorable it that picture! Baby P’s mom love to spin, knit and loves everything to do with wool so the Sheep themed baby quilt was the perfect choice.