The Little Love Quilt

April 24, 2015

It’s Friday, and after an unfriendly week, I am thrilled to post a pretty little finished quilt today!

Little Love Baby Quilt Close Up

Little Love Baby Quilt

We had a hail storm beyond belief last week in our Texas Hill country town. Every home in our development had at least one blown out window and on top of that, every house needs a whole new roof. This affects my blogging partner Michelle, too, as she and I live in the same community.  With news like that, I prefer to just bury my head in the sand, and quilt away.  Happily for Michelle, she’s forgetting her house-woes for the time being too while she travels to Honduras, to visit an orphanage and bring them much needed supplies.

Luckily, I had the recent pleasure of finishing up and photographing a simple and sweet quilt that I put together for my lovely friend Lori.  Lori is expecting her first grandchild next month, and she is so excited. We should all be so blessed to have a grandmother like this in our lives.

Several months ago, she asked me if I would make a quilt for her grandbaby, whom she calls Her Little Love Muffin. You can read about the fabric selection in this post, where I showed off the fabrics we planned to use.

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Forest Stripe, from the Bumble fabric line by Tula Pink

Coordinating pinks and grays

Coordinating pink and gray fabric

 

I also posted a few of my favorite baby-quilt patterns, and asked our friends in the quilting community which one I should use.

Lori and I had more or less made our choice, but I wanted to hear what my friends had to say about it, to see if Lori and I were on the right track.  I got a lot of great comments, but one in particular made me laugh out loud.  My blogging friend Kelsey Boes from Lovely & Enough took one look at the fabric, and based on the scale of the various prints, knew that I had already chosen the pattern.  This just speaks to Kelsey’s gifts as a fabric designer.  She sees and interprets fabric on a whole different level!  In fact, she was just featured by my friend Amy Garro, from 13 Spools, who highlighted Kelsey’s talent, and has chosen to use her screen printed  pistachios fabric in one of her upcoming projects.

So, Kelsey was right, Lori and I had chosen to use the free Taffy Talk pattern, by Quilt Taffy. It’s a great pattern if you have one favorite large-scale focus fabric, and several other small scale prints you’d like to use. It sews up fast, which is a key factor when making a baby quilt in time for the celebratory shower.

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And without further ado…. here is the finished quilt!

Little Love Baby Quilt whole room with watermark

Feather Swirls and Hearts, Free Motion Quilting

Feather Swirls and Hearts, Free Motion Quilting

Lori let me have free reign on the quilting. I was able to do some swirly, girly feathers and hearts. I love how it turned out.

A Lovely Pink and Gray Nursery

A Lovely Pink and Gray Nursery

When it came time to photograph this finish, I remembered with glee that my friend and neighbor has the most adorable pink and gray nursery you’ve ever seen. I got to hang out with her beautiful little baby girl while I snapped shots of the quilt.

I hope Lori’s family is as happy with this quilt as I am. And I certainly can’t wait to hear the joyous news when their little love arrives in this world.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Jenny April 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    So sorry to hear about the damage to your home and your neighbours’ homes. I can well understand the comfort of making something that will last and be treasured whilst other things are so upsetting. Quilting should be on doctor’s orders! I hope you are able to get the damage sorted soon.

  • Reply Marie April 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    adorable!

  • Reply Anonymous April 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Stephanie, beautiful pictures with our beautiful quilt for our Grand Baby! So grateful a dear friend made our dream come true for our Grand Baby, by making this keepsake quilt for us. Made with love for us, and every detail shows that. Our hearts are filled with love. The swirl stitching is amazing and beautiful! Thank you so much! Forever grateful. Grandma and Grandpa

  • Reply Sue Harden April 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful!!

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl April 24, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    The quilt looks wonderful, Stephanie. It sounds like baby is gong to have an awesome relationship with grandma!

    So sorry to hear about the storm and it’s aftermath. I hope the repairs go smoothly.

  • Reply Kate Yates April 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Love the pink and grey, that is the perfect pattern for those fabrics 🙂 that nursery is adorable, too!

    It is wonderful to have quilts to make and share after a rough week! Hope all of your repairs go smoothly.

  • Reply GeminiJen NZ April 26, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Goodness, I cannot imagine hail so big or so prolific that it can break windows and wreck roofs! I know Texas is known for doing everything on a grand scale, I guess the weather is joining in too? Jokes aside, I hope everyone is able to get their repairs done without too much distress. Your quilt is gorgeous, super job!

  • Reply cheryljbrickey April 26, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Sorry about the hail! We had a little hail last week, but ours was about half the size of peas, I can not imagine the size hail you are describing. The quilting on the baby quilt looks fantastic!

  • Reply Sarah Goer April 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    What a beautiful quilt! You did pick the perfect pattern to show off the Forest Stripe fabric. (And what a beautiful nursery for your photo shoot!) The quilting is so whimsical and fun. Love that it has hearts in it! The storm sounds crazy! I’m so sorry you have to deal with that. Thank you for linking up with me for TGIFF. 🙂

  • Reply Rachel @ Quiltineering April 26, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful!! I imagine is was nice to get to give and photograph it in the midst of dealing with the storm damage. Too bad we can’t just quilt 24/7!

  • Reply RuthB April 28, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Looks gorgeous, perfect photo location too – fab photos!

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