It's all washed and crinkly and on its way to its new home now.
Its little owner is still cooking, and Audrey's mama, if you're reading this... I need a picture of that newborn sweetness with her quilt. :)
A few process notes:
You saw me working out a design... Basically, I laid out some HSTs, and my good online friend (she's not a quilter though -- we met in a mommy forum when we were pregnant -- our babes were born a day apart, and she's got another one set to show up in a month-ish) decided she liked the diamonds better.
These were from a "Lily and Will" charm pack; I pulled the pinks, greens, and most of the browns, and added a Moda Bella Snow square.
After the top was pieced, I couldn't shake the feeling that there was something missing from the quilt. Unfortunately, I didn't have any more charm squares, and I didn't feel right about just adding more of the solid for a border.
This is why I love having a stash.
I had added some "natural" chenille to my cart back when it was on sale a few months ago (fabric.com I believe)... and it made the perfect finish.
The back is a cream flannel from JoAnn's, with Audrey's name appliquéd on... oh, and a little flower from this die.
What I love about this quilt:
- Can you say soft?
- all the texture
- her name looks so cute
- it's so so so soft in every way... perfect for a new baby
What I don't love:
- I forgot to put on a label (oops)
- I worry again that white isn't a great idea for babes (but hey -- it's washable). :)
- That I didn't miter the borders.
This is one really different from my last one, but equally loved.
I can't wait to see little Audrey with this.