Monday, June 14, 2010

finally - a baby girl quilt

After all of the boy quilt photos, it is time to share a girl quilt! In case you didn't know, we are expecting our first little girl (after having two wonderful little boys) in a little over three weeks. I made her this quilt a few weeks ago.
Her name will be Finley Grace, and I had the hardest time deciding on fabric and a layout for her quilt. I initially wanted to use the out-of-print Freshcut line from Heather Bailey, but when I came across Joel Dewberry's latest line, Modern Meadow, I completely fell in love. Totally inspired by blueberry4park's quilt for her daughter, I came up with this quilt.
It is such a simple quilt, and it came together so quickly. I cut the Modern Meadow into 5 inch squares, and added a few extra favorites. It is paired with 5 inch strips of Essex linen/cotton blend in Putty, which I embroidered.
This is the first quilt I used embroidery in, and I am totally thrilled with the results. Using a water-soluable pen, I drew the flowers, wavy lines, and her name and then embroidered it in bright pink. Super simple, and it totally makes the quilt.
The backing is a combination of my favorite fabric from the line (Dogwood) and some Lush woodgrain (if you follow this blog at all, you know how much I love that fabric).


The binding is Honeycomb, and it is also from the same line.
I've been decorating her nursery around this quilt, so be prepared for several more posts on that.

12 comments:

AMKreations said...

It's lovely! I think little girls are such fun! Congratulations on expecting very soon!

Mary Beth said...

Beautiful combination of colors! I just love this quilt! Happy congratulations and best wishes in your final weeks of pregnancy!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful. i love that modern meadow fabric it is really nice

Ashley said...

absolutely beautiful! great fabrics, and I love the addition of the embroidery!

Anna said...

It is so beautiful! I love the fabric choices and that embroidery adds so much. I love it.

One Flew Over said...

A beautiful and very tranquil quilt. Love the backing fabric x

Angie's Corner said...

Beautiful Angie! I love it:o)

Suzy said...

I's beautiful!! I love the embroidery as well, what a great touch :)

izzy inspired said...

so pretty and such a sweet name for your new little girl!!

Joeloise Ghrist said...

LOVE this quilt!! It's so pretty!!

stitchedincolor said...

Embroidery does make that quilt! I also love that fabric line, but haven't bought any of it. Oooh.....

I'm doing some hand quilting on a twin quilt for my daughter right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nina... said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the pink colorway of Joel's Modern Meadow line. Great job and good luck!!