For Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival, I thought I would share the quilt I made for my cousin's baby. This is the quilt that made me discover the online quilting world and inspired me to be a part of it. The first Blogger's quilt festival came along just as I was starting this quilt and it was a great first impression of this awesome online community. There are tons of great quilts this fall, so click the logo above to see all the other amazing entries.
When my cousin, Andrea, and her husband, Adam found out they were pregnant, I was thrilled for them. Andrea and I are just about the same age and when we were younger spent time together with another one our cousins who was about the same age. We called our selves "The Three Little Fishies" since we had bonded over making fools of ourselves singing that song at a family reunion.
I knew I wanted to do something special for her and thought a baby quilt would be perfect. I had no idea what I was going to do and a friend of mine suggested looking around on flickr. I had no idea how amazing it was going to be! There were so many amazing quilters with modern styles that I fell in love with! I found tons of fabrics in online shops that I had never seen and that was so much more in tune with my taste than most things I had seen.
So even though I made this little quilt, for Andrea and Adam's "Little B", it has turned into a great gift for me and my sanity. I've always loved making things and working with fabric but I got myself completely stuck in a box. As soon as I looked online, I realized that quilting and sewing is something that I can do in my own young and modern way and have it be a great creative outlet. I've tried so many different techniques in the last 6 months and I can't wait to keep trying new things!
Isn't Brady just the cutest? This is him at 4 weeks.
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