Sometimes you have to kick the impress-factor up a notch. Like when you have a really talented friend who is having a baby.
My friend Stacy’s baby shower was coming up.
(You must look at Stacy’s website. She’s the most amazing photographer. I want to have our wedding again just so she can take our pictures. Or, maybe we should just have a “Trash the Dress” session with her. How fun are these photos??)
So her baby shower was coming up, and I was looking for a handmade idea for her little man. I found these adorable rag quilt letters (complete with tutorial and pattern download!). I wasn’t brave enough to tackle the whole alphabet, so I just made Quin’s* name. Mom reports that she loves them, and I was pretty tickled to see how well they matched his hip nursery! (Dad gave me a little secret coaching on colors, but I was surprised and thrilled to see just how well they go.)
The letters are just fabric fronts with quilt batting on the back (I used pre-quilted batting). You just cut and sew!
(*Quin is so-named because he’s the fifth. How cool is that? Every time I think of him, I get “Quinn the Eskimo” stuck in my head. My other favorite Quin fact is that he came out with red hair… that matches his nursery perfectly.)