One of my closest friends in New York is having a baby and this was the perfect opportunity to make up a baby quilt for her. I am still such a novice at quilting, but really wanted to make her something that came from the heart and that she can keep for a long time.
Also I was super excited to make her something using my latest collection Ella’s Wishes. She’s having a girl, and she loves pink, so this was just perfect to use! I chose the Coming Soon quilt pattern that we featured in the last catalog for Birchtree Lane, I thought this was perfect. Perfect size, modern design, something I could manage. When I came to the “quilting” part, I decided to do a plaid/grid like pattern and I’m so happy with how it worked with the quilt design. As my friend Jenna at work said, it encompassed all three elements; I designed the fabric, I sewed it and I quilted it. I am so happy with it, I just love it and I can’t wait for her to get it!!! I only wish I were there to see her open it.
**Update! Her baby shower was this weekend—here’s the photo of her opening the gift.