For My Baby Girl

28 Apr

It seems like just yesterday we were taking these photos with our baby girl:


Before she was born we were in the middle of major renovations and although she wasn’t exceptionally early we were expecting her to wait another two weeks or so. Her quilt was all planned and organized, just like I had done for all the babies in my life, but, unlike all those other babies, hers didn’t get completed before she was born. And then it sat, always at the bottom of my priority list. I decided I wanted to have it done for her first birthday so I started focusing on it whenever I could.

And then our little girl turned one…still without a quilt.

Addie's First Birthday (2 of 18)

The longer it took me the more I started to reflect on our first year. When I got to the quilting stage I was tempted to rush through it and just put a few lines around the seams, but I wanted it to be something I would be proud of. It’s certainly not perfect, but it truly came from my heart. I found it near impossible to work on without tearing up and thinking about how lucky I am to have such a bright and happy daughter.

So here are some photos of Addie’s quilt, the first of many I am sure.

Addie's Quilt (2 of 5)

I fell in love with the fabric on the back before she was born. I love the sweet animals and the pop of colour on the mushrooms.

Addie's Quilt (1 of 5)

The quilting is 1/4” apart (approx) in all the white areas. I didn’t measure, I just followed the lines roughly. I didn’t want it to be too fussy.

Addie's Quilt (3 of 5)

I love how the quilting gave it such delicious texture.

Addie's Quilt (4 of 5)

And here is a photo of the quilt in her room.

Addie's Quilt (5 of 5)

7 Responses to “For My Baby Girl”

  1. Sandra April 29, 2013 at 7:28 AM #

    The quilt is stunning with it’s elegant simplicity!!

    • Jaclyn April 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM #

      Thank you so much

  2. Heather April 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM #

    What great photos of your wee one. And I love her quilt. The solids seem to have a sheen to them. Lovely. Zigzag. On my list.

    • Jaclyn April 29, 2013 at 10:49 PM #

      I’m making quite the list for you 🙂 and thanks

  3. Ashley Dawn May 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM #

    wow!!! It turned out beautiful! What a lucky girl to have such a talented mom!

  4. citricsugar May 15, 2013 at 10:21 PM #

    I love that you stuck with it and kept on quilting… I could not love that background more.

  5. Maree May 20, 2013 at 7:22 AM #

    Just beautiful (the quilt and your little girl)

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