Congratulations to me! Ok, I am a little late, but I wanted to have time to spend with my new grand-daughter before I started showing off my baby related projects. Hailey Elizabeth joined our family last November and she was welcomed with open arms by everyone, including her big brother, Hunter! Introducing Hailey’s Quilt.
I have posted quilts for her brother, Hunter. Now you will see twice as many as I create quilts for our grand daughter as well.
Each first quilt I make for newborns is with the purpose of extra loft and comfort. The purpose is to be a barrier between whatever lies below and the cutness above. Hailey’s Quilt was made with double high-loft batting and is almost a little mattress in itself!
Here is an image of it on the long arm, You can already see how thick it is going to be.
Inspiration comes in many forms. For this project, the muse was a bed set that my daughter in law was buying. I saw the pretty pastels and feathers and knew what I wanted to do.
Pattern? What Pattern?
As many of you know, I really love to do my own thing, no kits or pre-packaged patterns for me! This one was really out there, tho. I just did some rough drawings, then choose some fabrics and finally started winging it.
I was very excited to find these fabrics. The blue and pink birds were so cute!
I let the quilt dictate how to quilt it and found that the more I did, the better I liked it. If you look closely at the upper right of the feather, you will see a whole-cloth looking H for Hailey quilted into the background.
I loved the idea of a great big feather on the top half and stripes of color going up and down throughout.
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