hope valley baby quilt

After sharing the mermaid quilt with you this past weekend, I figured I'd go ahead and pull another never-before-blogged-about quilt from the archives.

Back when we were living outside of DC a few years ago, I signed up for a ticker tape quilt class at Stitch DC, a local yarn and fabric shop.

I was excited to try out a new-to-me quilting technique, and happy to finally use some of the Hope Valley prints from my stash. I opted to do squares for my layout, and stitched each one to my quilt sandwich. It washed up quite nicely, and the pieces frayed around the edges as they were supposed to.

Perhaps the best part of the class though, was the friendship I formed with Katie, one of only a handful of people I managed to befriend during my short time in Maryland. Katie's blog is beautiful and inspiring, and definitely worth a read.

P.S. Thanks to my friend Kait, the lovely model/quilt holder in the pictures above, for her assistance when I took these photos OVER A YEAR AGO!