My sister in law Amber and I made this quilt for our newest niece, baby L, who was born just a few weeks ago. As baby number four, we thought she needed something bright and cheery and snuggly–I think we achieved all of those goals. Since Amber and I live on opposite ends of the country, there was quite a bit of mailing back and forth before the final product was mailed to L. earlier this week. There are so many fun fabrics in this i-spy quilt, perhaps it helped keep her older siblings busy on their long flight to Florida this week.
We had to keep this quilt gender neutral, but we stuck in some of our favorite purple fabrics,
Whenever I have a quilting dilemma, I call my friend Trish (who is also my riding buddy. Seriously, she needs to get her quilts on flickr, because she has made some beautiful things!) This is what we came up with–simple straight line quilting about an 1/8 of an inch from the seam; I like how they intersect and make a teeny tiny square. She is a more patient quilter than I am, and would have made far more squares, I’m certain…
Finally, it is bound in the cobblestone print by Kate Spain (Central Park) with small rainbow patches sewn into the binding. It is backed with the world’s softest fabric–moda snuggle fabric, I believe. LOVE. Its a summer baby, but they live in Wisconsin, so I figured summer would be short and then she would enjoy the softer, heavier quilt… We love you baby L!!!
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