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Baby Girl Llama Nursery Quilt

By Casey Corey

Baby Girl Llama Nursery Quilt

I had to make a baby girl flying geese quilt to balance out Dylan’s polar bear quilt. I saw this llama quilt and immediately knew this was it.  What’s not to adore? Lots of pinks, greens, whites, creams, yellows in cotton and linen.  It’s soft and textured, and everything you’re looking for in a quilt for your little one. 

 

baby girl quilt in front of Alhambra water tower

There are six fun blocks in this quilt. All of the arrows are solid colors: white, cream, pink, and green. The background fabrics are all patterned.  It's so fun to find a nice balance between all of the different fabric combinations. This modern baby quilt pattern really lets those combinations shine. 

close up on baby girl llama quilt

We were driving with both kids in the car the other day when we noticed these green doors on the historic Coral Gables water tower. The water tower was built by Coral Gables founder, George Merrick, in 1924 and was used until 1931 when Coral Gables began buying water from the City of Miami. Thee water tower was not an attractive structure so George Merrick commissioned a lighthouse exterior design to enclose the tower. Yep, it looks like a lighthouse but it’s landlocked and was certainly never used as one. It was a fun, historical lesson for the kids and plus, the green doors were a fun complement to the llama quilt. 

back and front of baby girl llama quilt

I love using a solid color for the binding on these quilts. The binding seams the front and back of the quilt. It’s the most understated part of the quilt. We machine stitch the top of the binding down and then hand sew the back with a matching cotton thread. When it’s well done, it subtly complements the top and back of the quilt.

baby girl llama quilt hanging on green door handle

Interested in this llama quilt? Interested in this quilt design, but looking for something other than llamas? Send me a message at casey@caseysheilaquilts.com. I can’t wait to create a beautiful heirloom for your family. 

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Currently: September

By Casey Corey

Currently: September

Gosh, getting this September Currents blog post just in under the wire. Can't believe it's almost October.  October might be my favorite month.  The start of the weather starting to cool down in Miami and the excitement about the holidays coming up (yes, I said it. Holidays!) Here's what we've been up to:

Watching VEEP. I thought this was going to have a lot more slap stick type humor, but it doesn't and I love it.

baby boy at the beach

Wanting to take the paddle board out to the beach.  We went this month without it and it was so much fun. It was Dylan's first time in the sand. He's a really cautious kid so I thought he'd hate it but he got right in there with Alice building/destroying sand castles. 

Making an Uber Eats order for sushi tonight. Momma needs a break from cooking for the toddlers who only eat carbs and white things even though they were exposed to many vegetables as babies. 

llama quilt fabric with coordinating pinks and greens

Sewing a Llama traditional flying geese quilt. Using lots of pinks and greens, cottons and linens, and a beautiful woven cotton in a deep, dark yellow for the binding. 

Reading a little bit of How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen at a time. 

Loving Dylan's mobility. He's crawling around, walking with the assistance of a walker, and cruising the furniture. He's having so much fun and I love watching how happy he is to finally reach his toys on his own. 

Feeling drained and excited. Pandemic life gets a bit monotonous but grateful for our many blessings and space and a partner who tries so hard. Really excited about planning some more beach trips before the weather gets too cold to get in the water.  

Thinking I should probably put away the groceries now.  

rainbow quilts hanging on crib and blanket ladder in nursery

**A quick couple of reminders: (1) custom orders are open for the holidays. It does take about 6-8 weeks to make a quilt, so might want to start thinking about what kind of modern baby quilt works for your family.  Feel free to email me: casey@caseysheilaquilts.com; and (2) October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, please take 15% off the whole rainbows & stars collection (Pink Rainbow Babies Bib Set, Stellar Rainbow Babies Bib Set, Golden Babies Bib Set, all the quilts, and quilted pillow covers- check here and here for some rainbow quilt and pillow ideas). Just use Rainbow15 at check out starting October 1.

 Sending big, virtual hugs as always.  Xoxo.

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Polar Bear Quilt for Baby Boy's Nursery

By Casey Corey

Polar Bear Quilt for Baby Boy's Nursery

Dylan's quilt is finally finished! I designed his room around this hanging snowy trees picture from my mom's house. The picture has tall skinny brown trees covered in snow and a thick, dark wooden frame. Every time you look at it, you see and feel something different. It's lovely. From there, I added polar bears (a polar bear mobile & baby polar bear prints) and lots of blues and yellows. Naturally, his quilt needed to fit within this polar bear theme. 

blue, neutral, polar bear quilt fabric

I found a great polar bear fabric back in February but couldn't decide on a design for the front for a long time. Finally, I decided that his quilt's design should match his sister's (because sibling rivalry) flying geese quilt. And from there, the blues, yellows, golds, creams, and whites in cotton and linen fell quickly into place. 

flying geese cut ready to assemble into a quilt

I chose a striped white binding so from afar it looks like a simple, modern white that complements the 6 patterned fabrics on the front.  And up close, the white fabric has a lot of texture and lines. I love when you look at a quilt and find something new to admire each time (yes, just like the snowy trees). 

handstitched binding

We took the quilt's photos at the same place we took our wedding photos. It was so much fun to bring the kids and feel all the feels. The finished quilt is about 40" x 50". Like all of our products, its machine washable and gets that soft, textured look every time it comes out of the dryer. Can't wait for Dylan to use this quilt for years to come.

Quilt hanging on wall

baby boy sitting on his polar bear quilt outside

Looking for a one of a kind, handmade quilt to match a nursery? Custom orders are open for baby (40" x 40") and toddler sized (40" x 50") quilts. Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.  Can't wait to work with you on your modern baby quilt

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