An Angel and Addison

Jenn has been like an angel in my life. I met Jenn through my husband. He has been friends with her husband since high school.  When Jake and I got engaged in Boston and decided to have our wedding in California, Jenn immediately offered to help with anything. And I could tell she actually meant it!

Since moving to California we haven’t actually gotten together in person that much. I think this might be because Jenn has 4 beautiful children to take care of and I am working full time. But we’ve been in constant communication. It never fails that if I’ve had a tough day I will get a text message from Jenn checking in on me or reminding me of something coming up. She’s amazing.

Last fall Jenn had a baby shower on a yacht in Newport Beach (um, yup, so totally cool). She had 3 boys and was finally expecting a girl! Everything, naturally, was PINK. It was a gorgeous shower and I was lucky to meet all of Jenn’s girlfriends.

I had plans to make Jenn a baby quilt at this time, but then, a few life events happened, and the quilt got delayed.

Addison was born on January 27th at 3:11PM.

Here’s the whole family. What a great looking bunch.
Seriously, she is going to be so spoiled with 3 older brothers.

I knew that the colors of Addison’s room were pink and brown, so when I saw these fabrics (the Just Dandy line for Robert Kaufman) I knew I had to use them for her quilt. This quilt has been a long time in the making. You can read my prior posts about the Retro Flowers quilt inspiration, sewing curves, and deciding what size to make it. Now that it’s finished, I think it’s my favorite quilt I’ve made so far.

I love the back too!

I decided to do straight line quilting to offset all of the curved piecing. When I started quilting I got the idea to only quilt half of each flower petal. So, it has dense parallel line quilting in half of the flower, with no quilting in the other half. I love how it turned out.

I think it adds nice depth to the quilt.

I think Jenn and I might actually be able to get together this Tuesday morning. I’ll be sure to post a picture of us together!

-erica

ps. I’m a little bummed that I forgot to sew one of my new labels into the quilt.

 

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