This is a short and sweet (just like Finn!) post to show off Finn Flanigan rockin' his baby blanket. :) Finn was born December 4 of last year and is the son of proud parents Lidia and Sean, two really great friends of mine. Below is a picture of the front and back of a post card that Lidia and Sean used for Finn's birth announcement. Sean took the photo used for this post card - I don't even have to say this but I will anyway, Sean is an astounding and well renown photographer, his blog speaks for itself.
The gal that designed the stitching print on the postcard was inspired by the quilting on the blanket. Below is another photo of Finn that Lidia sent me from her iPhone.
When I went shopping for fabric to make a quilt for sweet little Finn, I bought your typical nursery, pastel-colored prints with bunnies flying air planes, yada yada yada. Don't get me wrong, they were cute fabrics! But it just wasn't "Finn" - what can I say, Finn's just too awesome for that. As soon as I saw the sock monkey fabric print, I knew it was the perfect find :) I bought it right away, and the bunnies-flying-airplanes fabric is still in my cabinet..collecting dust.
A tid bit on the quilt: I used the sock monkey collection by Moda and did a star and moon applique on a couple of the blocks, simply by ironing on sticky interface and then stitching along the edge. It's a great way to applique, not only because it's quick but after a few washes, you'll get a nice fray around the edges. You can't see the back of the quilt in this picture, but it was put together using leftover fabric scraps.