Tuesday, June 26, 2012

red egg party with family

Rain Dragon's second red egg party was a family one in Upstate NY:

She stayed awake for some of this one:

to the delight of Aunties and Grandmas:

We combined the party with my niece Lily's birthday:

birthday girl and the baby!
But Rain Dragon got the best present. It was the 100 Wishes Quilt that began at the baby shower! They finished it! Isn't it beautiful?

I was told that so many people sent in fabric that even though it had originally been planned as baby size, it turned out queen size.  I was so touched to see all the people who contributed, people from all parts of my life-- local friends:
we had another red egg party with these people!
far away family:
all the way from Taiwan!

author/illustrator colleagues:

I like how Anna  made all her pieces color coordinated!
I particularly love the material Barbara chose because it reminds me of my cherry bedsheets

and new cousins:
love the Star Wars wish!

The quilt was backed with this neat dragon fabric:

The whole thing was perfect for Rain Dragon:

Thanks so much, quilters!
The talented quilters from l-r: Carri, Janet, Cappy (who didn't do any quilting but is in the photo because he thought this was a pile on game), Lily, Lissy and my mom

A 100 Good Wishes Quilt, a Bai Jia Bei,  is based on the Chinese tradition where family and friends each add a piece of cloth to make a quilt for a new baby. Each piece of cloth symbolizes their wish for the child and the quilt becomes a precious way to show how welcome the baby is into the world. 


Barbara O'Connor said...

I was so excited to see the quilt. It's fantastic. And I'm pleased as punch you liked those cherries. Of course, I thought of you as soon as I saw it!

Little Rain Dragon is adorable.

Anna Alter said...

It came out so beautiful!

diane said...

It's so gorgeous! Excuse me for commenting three years later! Your blog is so charming and makes me happy to read.