Adding a name and date to the baby quilt

I posted yesterday about this quilt that I made for my cousin’s new baby girl.  The baby was just born today, and they texted/emailed out a picture along with the name and the stats.  I plan to visit them in the hospital tomorrow, and since I had the evening to attempt adding some personalization to the quilt, I decided to go for it.

Originally I hadn’t planned to do this because I don’t have an embroidery machine, and hand embroidery takes a while on top of the fact that I already had the quilt finished as it was.  I was googling embroidery alphabets without much luck when I stumbled upon an idea:  make a pattern myself.  So, I did exactly that, and this is what I ended up with:

I’m quite happy with the way it turned out.  I plan to make a tutorial in a few days, so I won’t explain more now, but I’ll definitely be using this method again.  The entire process of pattern transfer and hand embroidery took about two hours, and it was super easy.

I’m so excited to give this to them.  I love personalized things, but buying them can be so expensive.  Also, I give out non-personalized baby quilts as gifts all the time, so it’s nice that this one is a little more special for my cousin.

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