The best thing I’ve made!

Well this was going to be a post about our nursery for our soon to arrive son, but on Tuesday night, things all started happening and he arrived on Wednesday! A couple of weeks early, but big and happy and health. 7 lbs, 15 oz and 20 inches of boy! We’ve named him Gabriel David and we’ll call him Gabe.


Pretty much no question that he’s the best thing I’ve made so far!!

Now on to some photos of the nursery that I took on Tuesday, just hours before I went into labor. It’s a small room, so it’s hard to photograph but we’ve had a great time putting it together.


The quilt you see here was made by my friend Liz Harvatine and it’s so beautiful… It works perfectly in the room and we’re thrilled to have it.


Next amazing quilt in the room is made by Jacquie Gering and boy do I love it.


Not to worry – there will be a post in the future showing more detailed shots of all of the handmade goods this kid is lucky enough to have received. He is seriously one lucky lil’ guy!


He’s so lucky that these little feet…


…already have their first pair of Cons!


So now that he’s here… I’ll really need to find the time to get started on making him a quilt!

Winner of the Quilting Modern giveaway is Bronwen – congrats!  Keep a look out for an email from me.

84 Responses to “The best thing I’ve made!”

  1. Raven June 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Congrats Alissa!!!! I’m so happy for you! You(and dad) have just embarked on the best journey ever!
    xoxo-Raven :)

  2. Liz Harvatine June 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Hooray!!!!!!! Congratulations, he’s so beautiful! I can’t wait to meet him. And the nursery looks great!

  3. Erin M. June 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Congrats. For some reason when I saw an email of yours in my reader I wondered if it was baby related and it WAS!

    Gabe a favorite name. Great choice. And beautiful nursery. Enjoy the snuggles.

  4. Denise June 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Congrats! Babies are the beat thing ever!

  5. Anne June 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Congrats! He is a beautiful little guy!

  6. Heather Mentzer June 8, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    What a beautiful baby! And a wonderful nursery for him to be in. Indeed he’s a lucky boy to have all those handmade treasures.

  7. CitricSugar June 8, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Oh, congrats! He’s absolutely gorgeous. I think my womb just skipped a beat!

    So that’s the baby that ended up with the round quilt… Lovely nursery.

  8. Maureen from Ventura June 9, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Congratulations!! He is such a beautiful precious little guy!! Great nursery.

  9. Vanesa June 9, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Welcome Gabriel! Congrats and blessings for the new family!

  10. Charlotte June 9, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    congratulations!!! He is so beautiful! Enjoy the quiet moments xx

  11. Byrd June 9, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    Best post ever! He’s beautiful – enjoy your days! Take care!

  12. leslie keating June 9, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    oh, congratulations!! and well done, mama : )

  13. Ann June 9, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    Congratulations. You’re right. Best thing you’ve made, and you’ve made some pretty amazing quilts and such. Enjoy those feet, they will be size 14 before you know it —-ask me how I know ;)

  14. Nicole @ Mama Love Quilts June 9, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful. And you’ve created a lovely space for him. Enjoy these newborn days! There’s nothing like them.

  15. Linda H. June 9, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Congratulations, Alissa! To both you and your husband! What an exciting time. Your nursery pictures show a darling, well-planned space for a sweet boy. Cherish the days ahead, and get your sleep whenever you can find snatches of quiet time. Bless you all.

  16. Elizabeth N. June 9, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    What a handsome little man!! Congrats!

  17. Nikà June 9, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Congrats Alissa for your lovely little boy !

  18. elsa June 9, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!
    I feel the same way about my son ~ best thing I ever did in my life!

  19. ruth June 9, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    congrats – what a beautiful baby boy! enjoy a fun summer with that sweet one.

  20. Fran June 9, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Many congratulations!

  21. sandra June 9, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  22. Kathie June 9, 2012 at 7:30 am #


  23. Carolyn June 9, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    My goodness, he’s beautiful!!! Congratulations to you all!

  24. Lisa Billings June 9, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Congratulations to your and your husband! He is beautiful, I’m so happy for you!

  25. Rebecca June 9, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Congrats on your beautiful baby boy…and he sure is lucky – that’s a gorgeous little nursery! Great name choice…my firstborn is Gabriel but we call him Gabe too. ;)

  26. Tamie June 9, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Congratulations on the safe arrival of Gabe. I love his nursery- and quilts.

  27. Holly June 9, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Congratulations, Alissa! Gabe is just beautiful!

  28. Lauren Hawley June 9, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I. Can’t. Wait. To. HOLD HIM!!!!! He’s gorgeous. And the nursery looks awesome too.

  29. Dan Rouse June 9, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Congratulations! He’s so beautiful!

  30. Allison June 9, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    He’s so handsome Alissa and I hope everything went smoothly and your recovery will be quick and easy! Boys are so much funnnnnn!

  31. Michele June 9, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    What a cutie! Have fun with your little bundle. His nursery looks awesome!

  32. Norma June 9, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Congratulations! A baby is a miracle of God! Enjoy every second and rest whenever you can.

  33. Gretchen June 9, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    congratulation alissa! he’s precious and i think he’ll never be cold for lack of a quilt.

  34. Alisa June 9, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Congratulations! Truly the best thing!

  35. Debbie-Esch House Quilts June 9, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! I know the two of you will enjoy many happy hours in his lovely nursery (Dad too).

  36. Sibylle June 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Oh I did not expect this today:) He is a really cute boy. I wish you and your family all the best. Congrats, well done :)


  37. Anne June 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Congrats!!!! He’s precious and I totally agree the best thing yet. You’re in for so much joy and happiness. Take time to enjoy each and every little moment as they go by way too quickly. My “baby” just graduated college.

  38. Kati R. June 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Congratulations Alissa! Wish you joy and happiness with your cute little boy!

  39. JO P-S June 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    congrats! how lovely x

  40. Nell June 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Congrats! Little Gabe is just beautiful. What a treasure and gift little boys are!

  41. Anne June 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Congrats. He is gorgeous.

  42. Alice R. June 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Congratulations to you both! He’s wonderful!

  43. Claudia @ Machen und Tun June 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    congrats!!! he is so adorable!! all the best for you and your family from

  44. Audrie June 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Congratulations! He’s gorgeous!!! And he’s the exact same weight I was when I was born! Let’s hope he surpasses my 5ft… hahaha! :)

  45. Claire - Matching Pegs June 10, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    Congratulations, he is beautiful, and so is his name.

  46. Arita June 10, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Congratulations, a gorgeous baby and very beautiful handcrafted gifts.

  47. Lori Lober June 10, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    The nursery is perfect and the little man is mesmerizing…especially the toes! I look forward to counting them in person :) xoxo

  48. Connie in California June 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I’ve recently discovered your Blog….love, love, love it! Congratulations on your absolutely beautiful son. AND his nursery room is gorgeous. Connie

  49. beth lehman June 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    oh, alissa, congratulations and all the best in the sleep-deprived milky goodness and surreal-ness of the next days, weeks, and months!

  50. Lindsay June 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Congratulations! This baby is going to have an early appreciation for all things handmade. :)

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