Monday, December 22, 2014
I must say that these past several months have truly been an adjustment for me. Trying to find my new work / home / kids / quilting balance has been rather difficult. Over the past month, I have finally gotten back into my quilting mojo again and it really felt great. I have so missed this part of my life, and my New Year's resolution for 2015 is to make more time for it. It definitely makes me a happier person!
Last Summer, I found out that the girl I used to babysit for was having a baby girl. Talk about making me feel old! During the summer, I had also purchased this fabric collection "Into the Woods" by Vanessa from Lella Boutique. I had been eyeing this collection for quite some time because I was going to use it to make something for myself. It has all the colors that I love in it. I knew that it would be perfect for this new little baby girl as well. Her mom shares my same favorite color red and everything about this collection just screams "Baby Girl".
The quilt pattern I chose was the Hourglass Quilt by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew. You can find the tutorial here. It is one of my favorite quilt blocks to make. I quilted it up using some wavy quilting to "soften" it up a little bit since it is a baby quilt. I must say it turned out awesome and I absolutely love it!
I chose the white floral pattern from the fabric collection for the back of the quilt.
The binding is a Moda Bells solid called Tomato Soup. I like that I put a solid binding on it, so it didn't distract from the busyness of the quilt.
Now for the pics of my "adorable" little model. Isn't she just precious. I think she likes it and it will be a great quilt for her to have "playtime" on! Happy 1 month old Birthday Sweetie! You are definitely a keeper!
Linking up to Fabric Tuesday hosted by Heather and Megan from the Quilt Story.