26 Jun 2011
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!