This post is long overdue! I feel that every time I sit down to actually write this post it becomes interrupted by various things…mostly Noah needing me. I have also been away for the last two weeks, so this blog has been neglected. It feels good to get back on here and share what I have been working on. I actually have quite a bit to share about what I have been doing in the studio, but for now I want to tell you about the quilt that was made for Noah.
When I first found out I was pregnant, I started thinking up ideas for a nursery. Now, Andrew and I just live in a one bedroom apartment, so Noah’s “nursery” is the corner of our bedroom. Good thing we have a really big bedroom! Anyways, I was wanting to have an owl theme. Something funky and a bit whimsical, but not cartoony. I went online and started looking up owl bedding and didn’t really find anything that I loved. I found parts of things I liked, but not “the one”. I found a ton of owl bedding and quilts, but a lot of them were gender specific and we were not finding out the sex of our baby until delivery! I decided to make my own. My mom is a really great seamstress, so I called her up with my plan and asked her to help me with it. I designed the quilt and created the pattern.
When I went to New York for my first baby shower, my mom was there and we took an afternoon to head to Jo-Ann Fabrics to pick out the fabric for the quilt. It was so fun to pick out the different colors and patterns. I wanted bold colors! When we got back home with it, the fabric was laundered and ironed before I pinned the pattern pieces to it. I wanted to owls be attached appliqué style onto the quilt, so I had to learn how to do that. Thank you, YouTube! I did all the work for the owls, and then when my mom came to be with us after Noah was born, she pieced the whole thing together. She had to refresh herself through YouTube videos as well. It was such a fun project to work on together!
It was so much fun being able to use the sewing machine that I got for my birthday this year. I love it! It works so well. When I was done with all the owls, I was a bit sad that my sewing project was done. I am already itching to jump into another sewing project. Maybe mom and I will create another quilt?!
Once all the pieces were cut out and sewed together, I handed them over to my mom who laid them all out on the quilt base. She laid it out and I gave her my stamp of approval before she pinned everything into place and began to sew! It is a cool thing to see the quilt come to life and now have the whole thing completed for Noah to enjoy…and any other babies we have in the future, too!