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!|
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!|
|all the way from Taiwan!|
|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.