For a little while now, the last two years or so, many of our friends have had children. And since learning to quilt, I decided it was my mission to make each of them a quilt for their baby.
The latest one I did was made for a close friend of Nate’s. A couple who have known Nate since the 7th grade. I remember when they told us they were having a baby. I was so excited for them, I leaped out of the chair at the Starbucks with congratulations – after so many years of trying, finally a baby would come for them.
As soon as the words were out of their mouth I started thinking to the patterns I had, or patterns I had pinned, or patterns I had seen. I don’t actually think I heard any of the rest of the conversation. While I was sipping my drink and thinking I realized I had the perfect pattern already at home for them. A modern pattern, lots of patchwork from Madison Cottage Design (unfortunately there is no website for her patterns). A pattern called Lemon Pepper. It was a yellow and grey quilt – very sleek looking.
I knew it would be perfect of them, after all they are a very modern couple. Their home has a modern, sleek feel – so I knew it was perfect. That afternoon, once we were home, I ordered the fabric. This time I ordered from Connecting Threads because the pattern calls for fat quarters and I knew they cut fat quarters for their customers.
What I like about this quilt pattern, as well as others by this designer, is that she gives you options for sizes and instructions for the sizes. I could have made this quilt as a baby quilt, lap, twin, queen, or king. I also like how well her instructions are laid out – though I seem to have problems following them as I made this quilt 😦 Just was too excited to get this made I guess.
I used a stipple pattern to quilt it, in a light grey because I didn’t want to take away from the patchwork.