By Casey Corey
I knew I was going to create a custom Everything Quilt for Etta, but I struggled for a long time to decide on a theme. Honestly, with this third baby, it was hard to make a lot of decisions. We struggled between two names for a long time- we had originally decided on a different name a couple of years ago but it became really popular. So we decided to let it go and went with Etta. We both love the name Etta, but usually we are very decisive and have the name picked out early in pregnancy. I don’t think we finally decided on Etta until my third trimester!
Also at some point in my third trimester, I finally decided Etta’s room would be a Secret Garden theme with blacks, browns, and greens. Once I made the decision, then the fun began: picking out fabrics! I found the perfect black and white floral design for the back.
The front of the Everything Quilt has 6 patterned fabrics and 4 solid colors. I chose some moody, darker patterned fabrics and some lighter white and beiges to balance them out. This design requires a lot of cutting and sewing and then some more cutting and sewing. Did I mention cutting and sewing?
She’s four months now and it’s coming along. I sneak in some personal sewing in between making beautiful quilted heirlooms for our clients. I hope to have it done in the next few months after our two new handmade quilt collections are released! Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter to stay in touch. In the meantime, Etta happily uses her brother and sister's quilts.
Interested in a handmade quilt for the baby or child in your life? I would love to bring your quilt to life. All of our quilts are made to order and take about four to six weeks to complete. Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect and get started today.