Welcome Finn!

Jake and I were lucky to see baby Finn on his 4 week birthday in Los Angeles. He is the adorable son of Autumn and Jesse. I had immediately fallen in love with the prince charming prints from Tula Pink when they came out (so thanks Jesse and Autumn for having a boy!) and couldn’t wait to make them into a quilt.

I used the “frames” pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. I love her simple quilts. Instead of using all the prints, I decided to accent a few prints of the prince charming line with chartreuse (a kona solid). I was originally going to use teal, but Jake talked me into using chartreuse, and I think it was a great choice! (So great having a designer as a husband!).

I took a long time cutting out all the pieces because I wanted them to be directional (ie- I didn’t want the raindrops falling sideways). Here’s my first try at planning out a quilt on paper…

Then I laid out all the pieces on the floor before sewing them together.

I decided to quilt the sandwich using straight lines on each side of the seams- with blue thread on the back and chartreuse on the front, happy!

Here’s the final quilt (I think I need to figure out a better way to take photos of the finished quilt):

We’re so excited to watch you grow big, Finn!

– erica