Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Quilt for Quinn

Earlier this year I found out (via Facebook) that a friend who I had lived next to for the early years of my childhood was having her first child, a baby girl, and was naming her Quinn.  I decided to try my hand at a basic quilt and after doing a lot of searching, and if I'm honest a lot more Pinning, I decided that a strip quilt sounded simple enough and like something I could put together quickly enough to get to her before the baby arrived.  I found this tutorial from a cuppa and a catchup and was optimistic I'd be able to do it.

I picked out a Jelly Roll of Wooster & Prince Printed Fabrics for Robert Kaufman which I thought was beautiful for a little girl quilt, but would also be mature enough to be loved for a long time:

The quilt came together very quickly and I was in love:
I wanted to personalize it so before I finished sewing down strips I hand embroidered her name onto it:
And finally bound it:
And threw in a giraffe onesie that I had freezer paper stenciled:
The only thing that drives me nuts about this is the crooked name embroidery, but I love it all the same.  It was a very sentimental project, it was crazy that someone I knew as such a little girl was having her own baby girl.

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