Our cousin J and his wife T are having a baby girl. This is exciting news because the last time we had a birth in our side of the family was over 6 years ago...so we are definitely due for a little bambino (ahem, A. take note). Naturally A. and I decided to make a quilt.
This is the first baby quilt that A. and I collaborated on from start to finish. We spent hours in the fabric store trying to find the perfect boarder fabrics to go with our feature fabric. Occasionally the sales staff would wonder over to inquire if we needed cutting or other services, which we would politely decline and continue our debate. Finding a coordinating fabric(s) was going to be a big challenge--it isn't easy to satisfy both our tastes, plus since this was for our cousin, who is an artist married to an artist, we wanted to keep their tastes in mind (no pink frilly ribbon type stuff) and make sure it was extra special. After many passionate vetoes we finally found a common ground. And the results....
I personally love how the quilt turned out. I have been very keen on 'follow the lines' quilts and the fabric couldn't have been better suited. We added an embroidered family seal on the back and a personalized name tag on the front to make it extra special. Of course what also makes this quilt so special to me is how much I enjoyed the joint quilt making process.
Just to add a quick note: The main fabric is Yuu-Gyoka by Kokka. I believe that K picked this up at the Lancaster quilt show. That's all....carry on. ~A