Sorry for my delay in posting today. It’s been one of those days……
Meet Isabella:
No doubt you’ve probably seen a photo or two of her on this here blog.
When I was pregnant, I decided to make a quilt for her. I had planned on making one for a girl, and one for a boy, since we weren’t finding out the sex of our baby, however, I only ever got around to making the girl blankie.
Here are a few pictures of Bella when she was still an itty bitty baby, just for kicks:

But I digress…..

I was very lucky that we ended up with Isabella, because this blanket just wouldn’t have suited a little boy:



I made many of the squares from old pillow cases that I’d purchased from thrift stores, and the rest were from a fat quarter pack I bought from Walmart. Here are a few shots of some of the vintage squares:

This is what the centre panel that I embroidered says:

And here’s a close-up of the embroidery I did on the back:

I got the embroidery patterns from Martha Stewart Baby magazine. I searched for it online the other day, and could not find any record of the pattern on Martha’s website, though she does have other beautiful patterns and templates.

I spent many long hours hand quilting Isabella’s blankie, while dreaming about meeting my sweet baby. Here’s another picture of her, just because I love her!

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