I’ve had it sitting by my machine ever since, itching to do something with it. A baby girl quilt seemed just perfect. The colors are gorgeous, with just a hint of pink to make it feminine, but not cutesy.
Emmy Grace baby quilt
Getting back into the groove after the holidays. We had a great break, and I have to admit that it was a little rough when that 6:45 alarm clock went off again, but at the same time it feels nice to get back into routines too. I managed to squeak in a little sewing during the holidays. Not a lot, but just enough to get my sew-jo going and feel productive.
This little beauty is for a friend with a new baby. I bought a bundle of Emmy Grace fabric (by BariJ for Art Gallery Fabrics) at quilt market in Houston in October. My roommates and I laughed when we got back to our rooms and we’d each independently bought this fabric! Great minds…
My quilt was quilted by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I asked for a big, loopy/floral design so that when I washed the quilt it would be crinkly and soft for baby.
Since the fabric is so great on it’s own, I decided to go with a simple, traditional design to let the fabric show off. So I went with an old stand-by: half-square-triangles. You just can’t go wrong, with HST’s, I tell you. I’m planning to write up a little tutorial with fabric requirements, etc., if you want to make your own. Give me a few days to get things put back together here. I’ll have it ready to go next week.