When moving my fabric, I rediscovered a charm pack (Sultry by Moda) that Spiced Coffee sent me as a surprise a while ago and thought it would make the perfect little girly baby quilt. Emma is my cousin's second baby and their first child is a boy so I figured she would have lots of more boyish hand-me-downs, so something over-the-top girly would be just fine. :)
I love having her name on the quilt. When I was thinking about this quilt, I was most excited about the colors and putting her name on it. I just found a font I liked, printed her name on paper and traced it onto the fusible web.
I'm extra proud of this project because I didn't go out to get any of the supplies. I had the fabric, fusible web, batting and thread all on hand. I debated at one point about going out to get backing fabric but decided I was just going to "make it work" (I heart Tim Gunn) and I think it came together well.
As for the quilting, I used pink thread, doing loops in the middle and hearts in the border. At first I was nervous about the lopsided-ness of the hearts, but in the end decided that it's kind of endearing. She's going to be wrapped in love and I liked the idea of the hearts enough to overlook my short-comings.
It's pretty small, only about 32" square, but that seems fitting since Emma is still a small baby. She decided to make her entrance a month early in August so she's still only about 5-6 lb. I also really like this size for a baby quilt since the other ones I've made have gotten a lot of use as play mats and on-the-go blankets for the car seat.
I hope Mom, Dad & Emma like this one and I can't wait to meet little Emma at the wedding!