Quilt + Minky = Heaven

I finished the quilt I was working on for Lindsey.

She is really attached to the baby blanket my mom made for her when she was born.
It will be treasured forever, but is starting to show some real wear and tear.
Since my mom isn't here to ever replace it, we talked about putting it away
before it is totally ruined, and she can keep it in her treasure box.

Well, a quilt this cute can ease the pain, right?
Plus, it is more of a big girl, lap quilt, to snuggle on the couch with.

I got my fabric from this fabulous selection.
I started with a pattern from Moda Bake Shop.
However, I used a more uniform fabric selection, changed the size of the blocks and added more rows.
So, the pattern was a starting point, but it is not exactly the same. Please don't look close.

I was very excited to sew with minky for the first time.
Instead of the quilting suggested in the pattern, I used my mother-in-law's long arm quilter.
I wasn't sure how the minky would do, but it turned out great!
long arm quilter

I love the "freehand" swirls and how they look on a quilt.
long arm

I even attempted to stitch her full name in on one edge.
She was so excited about that. She loved having her claim on this blanket "stitched in stone."

Let me tell ya, this girl loves this thing!
And so does the whole family.
As soon as she walks away from it, someone is quick to steal/use it.
she loves it

I think this might be followed by many minky backed quilts.
A little more expensive, but sooooooo worth it.

I'm liking this to Today's Creative Blog, and A Soft Place to Land.


  1. This is beautiful! I would love a treasure like that.

  2. Good grief, I can't believe you're done. I absolutely love the minky!!

  3. Hey Kathryn and Ashleigh, I posted a feature about your blog on mine. I hope it's okay that I used pictures. Of course I linked back to you. Come check it out. atsecondstreet.blogspot.com

  4. That is beautiful! Good job Ashleigh! You can tell in Lindsey's face how lucky she is to have you as her mom.

    Take care.

  5. Just found your blog today and am so happy I did! You create such cute, cute things I just had to become a follower.

    Easter blessings to your and your family.

  6. absolutely amazing, ash! i'm sure she never lets it out of her sight...and it looks heavenly to snuggle in. soo...how can i place an order seeing as how i don't sew? :)

  7. Love, love, love!! Tell Linds her MIL says she's a lucky girl! The fab is fab!

  8. SOOOOO cute Ashleigh! I love the fabric! Looks like you have been one busy woman!

  9. that is so wonderful.. My Mom has made me a few of those..

  10. Bravo, Ash! Your mother would be so proud.

  11. This quilt is beautiful. What a special gift! I am your newest follower. I found you through At Second Street.
    Please stop by my blog next Friday if you have anyone you'd like to introduce.
    Happy Easter!
    -Jami (CRAZYMOM)

  12. you are amazing!!! What a pretty quilt :)


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