Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thea's Baby Quilt

Here's a washed and crinkly picture!  Also reposting this because the previous picture wasn't showing up on the #westwoodacresgiveaway #finishit2013 and @acraftyfox_amanda !! (Sorry if it did and it just wasn't showing for me!).

So I have this awesome friend named Johanna.   We've been friends since 8th grade.   I wasn't really interested in being friends at first... in fact, I kinda hated her.   Ya know, cause I was 12.   Anyways, the usual 12 year old drama played out and 1 month later we were the best of friends.   Ha!  

This baby quilt is for her newly arrived daughter, Thea.   Last Friday I finished the quilt (and jokingly said that it's okay if she arrives now!), and on Saturday she was born.   I made a trip to Dallas to visit and deliver the quilt.  Little Thea had to stay at the hospital for a few extra days, but today she's home!   We're all so delighted she's at home and healthy.

The quilt is from the book Liberty Love.   Or, the main idea is.   I skipped making the drunken path blocks and just appliqued the circles onto 4 patch squares.    I wish now that I hadn't have already cut out all of the squares before I changed my mind about the pattern, but I think it turned out all right!   I kept the quilting simple and sparse, so it would be nice and soft.   The binding was machined on for durability!   I'm sure this guy will get lots of washes!   The background polka dot fabric is Riley Blake's Le Creme line, and the circles are all from stash.   Some Lizzy House, Heather Ross, Amy Butler, an Art Gallery print with no selvage, Violet Craft, and Cloud 9's Organic line for Joann's.   The backing is the pink herringbone from Cloud 9's Organic line at Joann's.

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