My best friend is due with her first child in December, and I JUST. CAN’T. WAIT to meet that little baby! When she told me back in May, I (appropriately) sobbed with joy and started searching right away for the perfect fabric for a baby quilt. She and her husband chose not to find out the sex of the baby, so I sort of had to hunt to find some fabric that was appropriate for both boys and girls. Also, I wanted to avoid anything that screamed “BABY!” because I want this quilt to be used for a long time.
It can be difficult to find an etsy seller who is willing to create a custom fat quarter bundle, so I have to say thank you to Lela of Cedar House Fabrics for working with me to create this quilt. All of the fabric is designed by Cloud 9 and is a combination of five different collections.
Also, I’d like to add that making small quilts is exactly one grillion times easier and more satisfying than making larger quilts. A 55 x 55 inch square?! Sure! No problem. I’ll make 20 more. I think I sewed the top together in one day and hand sewed the binding over the course of three days.
This was the first time I handmade my binding and it was surprisingly pretty painless. Plus, it looks so cute! When it came time to attach it, I used this trusty tutorial, and conveniently, Melissa Esplin posted a helpful video about adding thread seamlessly, which is a technique I didn’t know existed. So much less swearing.
Sweet baby M, you are so loved! We can’t wait to meet you in a few weeks!
Update: “baby M,” now known as Lucie, made her debut on December 15, 2011! She is chubby and squawky and wonderful, just a baby should be. To learn more about sweet Lucie and her beautiful parents, click here!