The sweet dreams I had before Thanksgiving of finishing the baby quilt for my niece didn't exactly play out as planned.
Things got busy, as they usually do, and I only finally finished the quilting part of the project a few days ago.
One thing I always try to do for baby quilts is ink in the baby's name, birthday, weight, and other interesting info about the little bundle of joy.
For this quilt, it is a simple 9-patch, so finding a little place to tuck in the letters was more than a small challenge.
I went back and forth and was thinking of putting a little applique butterfly or a bug on there with the name. I eventually started flipping through Baltimore Album books and found a traditional geometric looking Victorian paper-cut block.
Elly's Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts is the book I ended up using for the pattern. There will be plenty of space to write inside of the cutouts.
The fun part will be inking directly on the quilt with permanent ink. No pressure.