Monday, April 28, 2014

A Quilt from Ashley

I was recently given a baby quilt for my baby boy, due this June. I love my quilt so much, and I just had to blog about it and it's maker. My dear friend, Ashley from Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night made this darling quilt.

I love the fabrics Ashley used- she has such a great eye for pairing fabrics. She mainly used Fort Firefly by Teagan White, then paired it with a darling brown mouse print from Catnap by Lizzy House, one of my favorite neutral animal prints from Indian Summer by Sarah Watson, and a few others.

I just love how perfectly pieced it is, and how she quilted it with grid-like straight lines. She's so talented! She totally embraced what sewing is all about. She made me feel so special with this amazing handmade gift.

Ashley's quilt looks spectacular paired next to another special quilt I recently received as a gift for the baby... details coming soon! (Seriously, I've got some amazing and talented quilty friends. I feel very lucky to have been given both these special quilts, which will be treasured family heirlooms forever)!

Ashley has been one of my dearest friends since we met 4 years ago. We had both just moved to the same city, and hit it off right away. Our kids and husbands also got along great, and I instantly knew that their family would become lifelong friends. Ashley and I discovered that we had a lot of the same interests, including sewing and crafting. We started our blogs right around the same time. It's been so fun to have playdates with her while our kids play and we sit around working on handstitching projects and talking about fabric and blogging (among other things)!

I LOVE this girl!! She is caring, loving, and thoughtful. She is bursting with great ideas, is incredibly organized, and such a great mother. She is a wonderful person to aspire to be like. I am so grateful to have her as a friend. My heart is breaking just a little that in two weeks she is moving to a new state. I'm so excited for her family's next adventure, and have no doubt that we'll forever stay in close touch. I just love this girl so much. Be sure to check out her blog and become a fan, just like I am!!!


  1. That is darling... what a great friend! And CONGRATULATIONS!! How very exciting for your family.

  2. I spy my favorite fabric store! Sew to Speak!

  3. So sweet! She is really going to miss you Rachel!


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