Saturday, December 6, 2014

Look What Laura Made: A Quilt for #KinderSchmidt

One of the first friends I made when I moved to good old Virginia was Sarah. We were in gymnastics, cheer leading, and student council together and were best friends throughout high school.  We are lucky enough to have the wonderful internet (thanks Al Gore) and so I was able to secure a sweet photo of us from high school graduation! 
Gosh we were young but really, we are like fine wine Sarah, we only get better with age!
So when Sarah announced that she and her hubby Brennan were expecting a baby I knew immediately that I wanted to make their baby a Stars and Stripes inspired quilt.  You see, Sarah was all about America before #murica was even a thing... she and Brennan's wedding colors were red, white, and blue! So the boys and I headed off to the craft store in search of the perfectly patriot fabric for #kinderschmidt (yes, the baby has a hashtag)! 

After I picked out the fabric I started brainstorming ideas for how I wanted to lay out the quilt.  I had come across "coin quilts" in my searches and thought that a modified version of that might be cute, especially because I had so many different fabric patterns.  Here's the layout that I came up with...
After I had it laid out the way I wanted it, I got to work.  This was a fun yet challenging quilt because of the layout I had selected but I am quite pleased with how it turned out!
Here's an in-progress picture of the quilt making process!
The finished product!
Ready to keep #kinderschmidt nice and warm!

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