A quilt for Truly
February 07, 2012
I made this quilt for Melissa and her sweet baby girl, Truly.
I used the Proverbial Quilt pattern by Denyse Schmidt. This is the third time I have used this for a baby quilt and I love how it comes together quickly and is still interesting to make. For the fabrics I used Kona Snow and three different Liberty of London prints from my stash (one for the letters, one for the back, one for the binding). I wanted something girly, but not too pink or too cutesy and I really think the Liberty does the trick. It is also so super soft which is wonderful when sewing for baby. I quilted it myself with a very loose figure-eight style of loops. This was my first time quilting a pattern like this and I like how it came out.
I was incredibly happy almost every minute spent working on this. It was the most fun I've had sewing in a long time. It may have something do with the materials or the pattern. Heck, it could even be that I am just feeling plain old creative these days. Imagine that! Regardless of why, I'd like to think that the fun is infectious and that my smiles traveled across the country, wrapped up with the quilt to bless the sweet baby girl and her family. I am thrilled for them.
Welcome to the world, Truly.
It it truly wonderful. Thank you for reminding me of this pattern. Happy day! I hope the sun is shining there like it is here.
Posted by: Suzanne | February 07, 2012 at 01:56 PM
giddy. i am (we are) positively giddy about this. she's wrapped up in right now.
Posted by: melissa f. | February 07, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I really can't believe how beautiful it is Erin. Liberty seems so so perfect for her (and I love that it matches the pillow!).
Posted by: blair/wise craft | February 07, 2012 at 02:13 PM
This is so lovely!
Posted by: Maritza | February 07, 2012 at 02:19 PM
oh my, this is just so beautiful!
Posted by: hannah | February 07, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Posted by: sarah | February 07, 2012 at 02:46 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous, Erin!
Posted by: Alicia A. | February 07, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Oh, E! What a meaningful, beautiful gift for sweet Truly! You are an amazing friend. xo
Posted by: betsy | February 07, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Posted by: Heather | February 07, 2012 at 04:17 PM
How wonderful! Truly is one lucky baby!
Posted by: Jess | February 07, 2012 at 04:28 PM
This is so beautiful, I love the small florals you've chose. And that name, Truly. It's just divine.
Posted by: Mary--The Yellow Door Paperie | February 07, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Lovely - I love the Liberty!! The quilting is great, too, I'd love to try this pattern out on my next quilt!
Posted by: beth lehman | February 07, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Such a wonderful gift.
Posted by: Mama Urchin | February 07, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Hi, I just found your blog tonight. I am just starting a baby quilt and adore the name on the back. I can't figure out how you did that. Is it pieced?
Posted by: Gayle | February 08, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Hi Gayle - the name is pieced using the Proverbial Quilt pattern by Denyse Schmidt. The link is above! - Erin
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | February 08, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I love this quilt! the liberty and simplicity of it is beautiful.
Posted by: Anne | February 08, 2012 at 08:55 AM
Another beautiful masterpiece, Erin! Your continued project progress is inspiring!
Posted by: kristyn | February 08, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Love it! I love everything about it; the simplicity of it, the quilting, the fabric choices. Really, a gorgeous quilt.
Posted by: bread and buttons | February 08, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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Also, the quilt is beautiful. :)
Posted by: Skwishee | February 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
now if THAT doesn't guarantee some sweet dreams, i don't know what will.
just lovely, erin.
Posted by: Molly | February 09, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Beautiful, just lovely!!
Posted by: susan b. | February 13, 2012 at 03:41 PM