September 02, 2014

Hello, Baby [Girl!]

A few weeks ago, a sweet baby girl was welcomed into the family; since my husband and I got married seven years ago, I've made a rag quilt for each baby born into the extended family on both sides - and there have been a LOT of babies!  However, it had been a while since we'd had a girl expected; the only girls born had been "surprises," so their quilts were gender-neutral.  This was another "surprise" baby (the sex, I mean - not the baby itself!) and I had another gender-neutral quilt all but done, but when the news came that she was a girl, I scrapped it and started over.  It had been nearly four years since I'd made something fabulously girly and I was DYING to delve into the pretty prints again!

So this is what I came up with!  The hexagon print has been one of my favourites for a while now, so I used that as my starting point and working in the other colours and prints.  I absolutely love how it turned out (and- if we're being honest- I wanted to keep it for myself!)  Most of these prints are from Riley Blake ("So Happy Together") and a couple from Michael Miller.

Anyway, all of this brings me to the point of today's post - I was in a massive crunch to get this quilt made, from start to finish (including fabric shopping!) in just a couple of days.  I did it - got it bundled, wrapped, and went to my stash to grab a card - and GUYS?!  I had no baby girl cards.  I had to send a store-bought blank card.  I'm hanging my head in shame.  I definitely had to remedy that situation and create a baby girl card to add to my stash.  Babies give you lots of warning and everything, but none of that changes the fact that I'm a HUGE procrastinator!

I'm not a girly-girl, and that fact is just solidifying now that I have a son.  So "girly" to me is fun, funky, bright, and modern!  I love the shapes, the depth, and the fun-factor of this little card. 

...Especially the little crown.  Because every new baby should be treated like royalty.  

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