Monday, July 19, 2010

The Isa Quilt

I made a quilt for someone to give as a gift for a 2-year-old's birthday party.
I had to make it pretty quickly so it could get to Brooklyn on time for the festivities.

My cousin Katie gave this quilt to the little boy she nannied before she moved away:
(Isn't this the sweetest little gift ever?)
Anyways, another nanny saw it and had to have one for the little girl she nannies.
And that little girl just happens to be the girlfriend of the little boy who has the above quilt.
In my head, that's like a little mini love story.

So I whipped one up super quick for her.
And then I fell in love with it.
And then I had to send it away.
Sad story, I know.
But I think one little girl will be very happy, so it's all good. The customer wanted vibrant pinks, purples and browns.
This is what I came up with:
I really like the quilt itself, but I think my favorite part is how simple and soft it is.
Just some 10 inch squares carefully chosen and particularly placed before being sewn together into a cuddly lovey blanket.

I also really love this part:
I hand-stitched the label in coordinating threads and then hand-stitched it onto a lower corner of the quilt.
But here's my absolutely favorite part of the whole thing:

"The quilt is sooo gorgeous! Isa's mom cried when she saw it. It's the perfect heirloom
for a little girl :) thanks so much again for making such a lovely item and working so fast to get it to us in time. I'm pretty sure you'll be getting more
customers soon based on the reaction the quilt got during the party! Everyone was really impressed."

Annsley, thanks so much! You couldn't have been any sweeter!


  1. these are both adorable and such sweet stories.

  2. Hey Madison!

    Just wanted to post a quick update: not only does Isa love her new quilt, but the reverse side of the quilt, with its brown and white polka dots, is exactly the same pattern of a dress I wear a lot! So little Isa points to that side of the quilt and exclaims "Mimi's dress! Mimi's dress!" A serendipitous coincidence, no?

    Thanks so much again for all your excellent and diligent work!

  3. Hello,

    I'm Isa's mom and just wanted to say thank you soooo much for the amazing quilt. It's the most beautiful present she (or I, for that matter) has ever gotten. I know she will have it forever and it already means a lot to her. She wants us to sit together under her quilt every morning now. I love the colors and patterns you and Annsley picked out, they are perfect for her personality. I want to get one for my niece now, will send you an email!

    Thanks again, it's gorgeous.

  4. Hello there,

    I am Isa's Auntie Linda from SF. Karyn, Isa's Momma and my sister/best friend had a quilt made by your talented hands for my daughter Ada. It is so amazing and beautiful! Thank you so much for all of the thought and love that was so obviously put in to making this treasure of a gift!!



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