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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…

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.

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.
If you’ve fallen hard for Emmy Grace, like I did, it can still be found here, here, and here.

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31 Comments

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    greeneggs
    January 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I love it. It looks soft and cuddly. Great fabrics. Sometimes simple design is best

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    QuiltCandy
    January 6, 2015 at 3:14 am

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and glad to hear you got a little sewing done! This quilt is gorgeous, I love those fabrics, it looks fantastic πŸ™‚

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    Π˜Ρ€ΠΈΠ½Π° АвгучСнко
    January 6, 2015 at 4:25 am

    So cute baby quilt! Love colours and design! Looks gorgeous!

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    Merrilee
    January 6, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Yay for tutorial! Love it and want to make!

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    Southern Gal
    January 6, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Just lovely. I like that I can catch a pinwheel here and there with my eye.

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    Renea
    January 6, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Very Pretty. I would love to see your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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    gilly
    January 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Your quilt is just gorgeous! I LOVE the Emmy Grace range too and have already made 3 dresses and several little zippy make-up bags using the various pretty fabrics πŸ™‚ Lovely to see them all together in your baby quilt. Happy new year,<br />love Gilly xx

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    Buffy Skolnick
    January 6, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I love this fabric too. Really sweet beautiful quilt…excited for the tutorial!

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    Chris
    January 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I was the same way but my alarm rudely woke me at 4!

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    Hilary
    January 6, 2015 at 9:47 am

    So cute! A tutorial would be awesome πŸ™‚

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    Amber Johnson
    January 6, 2015 at 10:26 am

    It&#39;s beautiful Amy. Sometimes simple is best. And I love those fabrics πŸ™‚

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    Quiltineering
    January 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Great choice!! Beautiful fabrics and a beautiful design πŸ™‚

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    Prairie Patch Quilts
    January 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Great little baby girl quilt. Love the colors and love the simplicity! It is a perfect present.

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    Katy Cameron
    January 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Lovely colour scheme, so pretty!

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    CherylB
    January 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    YAY!!! Can&#39;t wait for the instructions!! I&#39;m new to quilting..just finished my FIRST quilt!!! Going for a baby quilt for a friend next and THIS is it!!

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color
    January 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Gosh that turned out beautifully! I LOVE the quilting.

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    Thimbleanna
    January 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    ADORABLE Amy! You always make the sweetest quilts!!!

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    Des
    January 6, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    The colors, the pattern….smart choice for both. Love this!

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    BillieBee (billiemick)
    January 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Really cute!<br />

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    tracy_a
    January 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    So very pretty.

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    Rachel
    January 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    beautiful quilt! Following up on one of your past posts where you asked what we&#39;d like to see on the blog this year, I&#39;m curious how the process works of sending off a quilt to be quilted. Could you take us through the process? What state do you send it in? What if it&#39;s not perfectly squared up? How much backing do you provide? Do you send her the batting? Does it come back

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    Tori
    January 6, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I just LOVE this! So gorgeous, and it really does show off the fabric so well. Can&#39;t wait to see more about it.

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    Whitney Leonard
    January 6, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I&#39;m falling hard for your binding fabric. What is it? It is the most lovely color!!!

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    Vicki
    January 7, 2015 at 12:41 am

    How beautiful! These fabrics are dreamy.

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    gibbygoo56
    January 7, 2015 at 1:50 am

    I would have NEVER thought of this as baby fabric … and it works. I ADORE it! It is GORGEOUS! You have wonderful taste! Simple HSTs are perfectly suited to showcase this fabric.

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    Allison
    January 7, 2015 at 2:53 am

    The quilt is lovely and the mountain backdrop is pretty awesome! There are so many inspiring patterns on your site and I bought Fabulously Fast Quilts last month too – where to start?

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    Patricia Ritchie
    January 7, 2015 at 7:17 am

    What a lovely quilt and a sweet gift for a new little girl! You do beautiful work!

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    Teresa Palmer
    January 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Love it, can&#39;t wait for the tutorial!

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    Sew Stitching Cute
    January 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Lovely and simple baby blanket! The new baby and mother are SURE to love it!

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    Tsoniki
    January 13, 2015 at 3:15 am

    So beautiful! I am making an Emmy Grace quilt, but I went with squares. Keeping it simple is fun!

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