Baby Quilt Top: Finished!

the structure

light shining through

baby quilt top

When I was looking for inspiration for this quilt, two things came to mind. I have always loved the simplicity of Pia Wallen's Cross Blanket and I couldn't get this ombre sweater I saw on Erica's Pinterest out of my mind. I simply put the two together and came up with this! I like how the crosses almost disappear on one end of the quilt.

I mentioned how I love looking at the back of the quilt (the side that no one sees) and I love holding the quilt top up to the light and seeing the structure behind shining through. It reminds me of Korean Pojagi patchwork, something I really want to learn how to do one day.

The girls at the The Workroom helped me pick out the cutest fabric for the quilt back and I am hoping to baste it together in the next few days! I am thrilled with how it turned out and I look forward to sitting on the couch and hand quilting it together over the next little while! I will be thinking of our little girl with every stitch.


a new record

my darlings

This is the closest I have ever seen them hanging out together.

So close that I actually got them both in the same frame!

I might be wishing for too much but maybe some day they will cuddle?


behind the walls are hidden gems


newspaper in the walls

vintage wallpaper

Even though I am not doing any of the fixing up around the house, I am exhausted by the activity going on. I was never fond of living through any kind of renovation and I am even less fond of it during pregnancy. At least all the really dusty things are completed now (demolition and sanding of plaster) and things are only looking better from here.

We did find some really interesting things in the walls during this process. Jin found this newspaper neatly glued inside our walls when channels were cut to do some electrical work. It is dated June 28, 1918 and the headline is about World War I!

Also, this beautiful wallpaper was found when a layer of plaster was peeled back in the room that is to become the nursery! It is a shame we won't be able to keep it, our contractor said it crumbles too easily. I asked him to save a piece for me so that I could remember what was there.

In the meantime, I am just hiding in the one room that we try to keep dust free and patiently wait until I can settle back into the rest of the house!


baby crafting

snacking and sewing

soft blocks for baby

back of quilt

A few weeks ago, Juli came over for some baby crafting and we made some soft blocks for our little ladies! It was so fun to hang out and be able to complete something in one night, mind you, it took us longer than you'd think to complete 3 blocks! I found this very satisfying project through Tanya when she made her own soft blocks for her little baby boy last year! We followed suit and stuffed little bells inside our blocks as well!

I am so happy I was finally able to put my Kitty Buds Fabric by Melinda to some very good use!

The baby quilt is coming along nicely. I like looking at the back of the quilt, it's the portion that no one ever gets to see. It is so fun to see each piece slowly coming together!