As a second daughter, I have a special place in heart for my newest niece, who is also born into being a younger sister. Having an older sister can be tough, but I would not give it up for anything. And I'm glad to have younger ones as well-best of both worlds.
Wanting to celebrate her birth, I spent the week before she was born and a few days after (first baby on our side who came before her due date) crafting this beautiful quilt for her. I must say it is my favorite quilt I've done, and I hope she loves it as much as I do.
|Here she is at 11 days old!|
I got the tutorial from Diary of a Quilter here, though I did modify the dimensions a bit (the squares are 4.5" rather than 5") when I decided I loved the Dainty in Red Aqua of the Scrumptious Collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda print enough to make it the backing (but only had a yard of it). I quilted by simply stitching around all fifty squares (in the ditch). So cute!
Now I'm in the mood to start working on more...
|With big sis.|
|Eli loved meeting the baby.|