Saturday, April 2, 2011

Evie's baby quilt

Last week I was overcome with the urgent need to make a baby quilt for my friend Allie who is due 3 weeks after me. This whim hit me around 10:30 on a Tuesday night. I knew I was going to see her for dinner this week, and wanted to have a little baby something, since I didn't know if I'd see her again before we are both in the baby black hole of newborndom. 

Alexander Henry's Birdsong

I used pieces from the pink laura ashley ticking sheets I had on my bed when I was young. The benefits of having all my fabric in one place where I can see it is already paying off. The binding is made from some shabby chic sheets I bought when I thought we might have a girl. The rest are bits of dreamy fabrics I had in my stash. I was trying to make it girly, but not too, and to match the crib bumpers and bedding I knew Allie had just sewn from Alexander Henry's Birdsong. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I always think I'm going to go scrappy on my voluminous fabric collection, but it never happens. If I'm going to go to the trouble to quilt I always want to pick out new. Maybe a small baby quilt, though...hmm.