I absolutely fell in love with Lucie Summers' Summersville fabric collection when I first laid eyes on it at Quilt Market last Fall. With that, I had been looking for the perfect project to use Summersville, when a family friend commissioned me to make a gender neutral baby quilt. While at Quilt Market this Spring, I picked up Cluck Cluck Sew's new Inside Out quilt pattern. Ordered some Summersville, and before I knew it I had found the perfect project to use Summersville! :)
Although the cutting took a good amount of time, the quilt top came together quite quickly. I used Kona Cotton Snow for the pluses, and absolutely love how the quilt came out.
I used a new long arm quilt pattern, and am very happy with how everything turned out. The parents are NYC dwellers, so I wanted to achieve a modern/urban feel with the quilt.
This sweet baby is not only getting a quilt, but also a stuffed owl! Our family friend was interested in learning how to sew. Like so many, she had a bad experience with her Home Ec teacher in junior high and I had high hopes of re-introducing her to the sewing machine and hopefully overriding her past experience. I taught my first adult sewing lesson, and we spent four hours after church working on this cutie (pattern is Olive the Owl by Freddie's Friends). I have to say that I was so impressed with her sweet little owl, and know that the baby will love it! :)