News: Modern Flying Geese

Honey Bear Quilt

By Casey Corey

Honey Bear Quilt

Our original Modern Flying Geese quilt: this quilt design was something I just couldn’t get out of my head.  I had these honey bears on the shelf and I knew they were perfect to bring a sweet babe some cuddles and security.  Once the quilt design and fabric were decided, the color way came together very quickly: neutrals, yellows, oranges, and red.  

quilt in front of greenery

The background cream on this quilt is a gorgeous linen. The linen varies the texture and adds such softness to white, yellow, orange, and red cottons.  

quilt hanging on crib in nursery

The binding on this quilt is a really fun orange with specks of gold and orange.  It is, of course, hand stitched for a smooth finish. 

honey bear heather ross fabric

But the star of the show? The honey bears.  They really put this quilt together- the perfect nap time quilt that brings your child comfort and safety.  This quilt is the toddler size: 40” x 50”.  Its big enough to grow with your babe, but not too big.  

quilt laying on sleeping toddler

Kids love routine and knowing what to expect.  When you’re able to provide them with the same quilt at every nap, they associate that quilt with a sense of peace and security.  The quilt eventually signals quiet, rest, and sweet dreams.  Or maybe it becomes the perfect quilt for building a fort to house all your babe’s baby dolls.  But that’s the magic of childhood, isn’t? It’s all up for grabs. 

The modern flying geese quilt is available in both the baby (40” x 40”) and toddler (40” x 50”) sizes at Casey Sheila Quilts.  The color scheme and fabrics are completely customizable.  We love to design quilts to match your babe’s lullaby, favorite bed time story, or nursery.  Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.  We can’t wait to work with you. 

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Raspberry Lemonade Quilt

By Casey Corey

toddler girl running in front of quilt with toy

The Raspberry Lemonade Quilt is a refreshing pop of color and fun.  Our client had just ordered a set of the Party Babies Bib Set for a family expecting their second baby girl.  Then our client messaged me about a modern baby quilt to match the bib set.  Brilliant.  We immediately decided on the Modern Flying Geese design with a pink and yellow color way to match the balloon animal print in the Party Babies Bib Set.  And basically everything in this quilt went that way: quick and fun.  It was meant to be.  

modern flying geese quilt in sewing machine

The top of the quilt is seven different colors in a soft cotton.  The background color is a soft pink.  The flying geese start off with a bright pink and fade into a softer pink.  We picked white to anchor the middle and transition to the bright yellows.  Again, we wanted this quilt to pop.  The family went traditional pink with their first baby girl and were ready for a new twist on pink. 

Of course, the balloon animal print (where everything started) had to be the back for this quilt.  And a turquoise striped fabric binds it all together.  We hand stitched the binding in tight stitches so it’s durable and provides a seamless finish.  

toddler girl in front of quilt

Photographing this quilt was an experience.  It was one of the first shoots we did with Alice (she’s 2.5 years old in these photos).  We had a vision for a shot of her running around the quilt in an earth-toned dress with her strawberry blonde hair waving wild in the wind.  Well, she was particularly uncooperative on that hot, Florida summer day.  Our photographer assistant had to run around the quilt for a while to get her interested.  He worked up a nice sweat, but she finally decided to give it a whirl.  As a small, family-run business, we all have to pitch in.  Alice, included.  But, if we’re being honest, Alice wants to be included in everything so it works out. 

pink and yellow modern flying geese quilt

The finished quilt is 40” x 40” (baby size).  The straight line quilting provides the perfect texture and softness for snuggling, tummy time, and rolling over (but of course, durable enough for lots of machine washing).  

Interested in your own quilt for a little one?  Send an email to casey@caseysheilaquilts.com.  We are currently accepting custom orders.  We can’t wait to work with you. 

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