After all of the boy quilt photos, it is time to share a girl quilt! In case you didn't know, we are expecting our first little girl (after having two wonderful little boys) in a little over three weeks. I made her this quilt a few weeks ago.
Her name will be Finley Grace, and I had the hardest time deciding on fabric and a layout for her quilt. I initially wanted to use the out-of-print Freshcut line from Heather Bailey, but when I came across Joel Dewberry's latest line, Modern Meadow, I completely fell in love. Totally inspired by blueberry4park's quilt for her daughter, I came up with this quilt.
It is such a simple quilt, and it came together so quickly. I cut the Modern Meadow into 5 inch squares, and added a few extra favorites. It is paired with 5 inch strips of Essex linen/cotton blend in Putty, which I embroidered.
This is the first quilt I used embroidery in, and I am totally thrilled with the results. Using a water-soluable pen, I drew the flowers, wavy lines, and her name and then embroidered it in bright pink. Super simple, and it totally makes the quilt.
The backing is a combination of my favorite fabric from the line (Dogwood) and some Lush woodgrain (if you follow this blog at all, you know how much I love that fabric).
I've been decorating her nursery around this quilt, so be prepared for several more posts on that.