a quilt for a little.

hey y’all! some dear friends of mine are having a baby boy, which is nothing remarkable in and of itself, but which is indeed actually remarkable because these people are going to make great parents, exceptional ones! their little one is lucky. 

when a & m got married a few years back, they eloped (because hello, they are awesome), and i don’t think i ever sent them a wedding gift, so i wanted to do something extra special to welcome their little one. i came upon blue is bleu’s triangle quilt on pinterest and really loved it, so i pretty much just copy-catted the design.  

i’ve gone back and forth about the colors/ pattern combos i chose (should i get all faux-british and bloggy up in here and call them “colours”? ha.), but in the end am mostly happy with the outcome. i’ve made two quilts before, only one of which i machine quilted. this one is closer to technically perfect than the last, and unlike the last one doesn’t have any unintended puckery areas on the backing. i attribute this win to dropping down my feeder foot, and (most importantly) to setting my machine at half-speed. sewing at maniacal speed is not the best when quilting. i learned my lesson: slow down.

i backed the quilt in a soft brown flannel, to add to the insulation factor & keep it from sliding around. (stick to that baby, quilt!). before i sent it off, i tied it up all pretty like with a rogue crochet item i had floating around in my knitting bag. because life is in the details, folks.

there are many many details and projects and adventures in my corner, friends, and i have pretty much dropped the ball on blogging. but the rains rolled in just yesterday, and they are here for winter, and i have plans of inhabiting this space, i really do. i miss it here. have a fantastic weekend!

xo

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5 thoughts on “a quilt for a little.

  1. EMILY!!! I read the post 🙂 But FIRST Marcus and I opened the package! We were overjoyed with your kindness and talent (seriously people, TALENT). The quilt was as perfect as any blue ribbon winner quilt I have ever seen — but what we loved the most was that when we opened the box and unrolled the little bundle it just felt like it was made with L-O-V-E. Love was tucked into every stitch, every fold, and every color choice – it was just oozing with love. We can not wait to wrap our little bundle in this quilt! You are a special soul Emily, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts (all of us – even the little guy who is hiccuping away in my belly this very moment).

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