Saturday afternoon I went to a baby shower for my cousin Katie, hosted by her sister in law. It was a beautiful shower. Everything was pink for a baby girl.
Growing up, Katie was always like a big sister to me; we both lived in Seattle, went to the same grade school and high school, and spent big family holidays attached at the hip. It's nice to have a girl cousin close in age.
(yep, I'm pretty sure those are matching hats)
Since she and her husband announced they are expecting their first baby, I knew I wanted to give her something special - something handmade for the occasion. A quilt, naturally.
I've been very into pennant flags recently, and a subtle carnival theme sounded fun. The wide gray and white stripes reference the old timey circus tents without being too literal, and the rest is pretty on-the-surface. I think it turned out great. The flags are interactive, being only attached at the top edge. They will fray slightly over time, giving it a nice worn in look. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I embroidered a loopy little string on the fly-away balloon. Super cute.
Stay tuned for more baby quilt goodness - this will be quite the year for babies among my friends and family!