Shea's Quilt

So, I have kind of had a vision of making the crib sheets for the baby's bed for a while now with his/her  name on it.  My middle name is Shea and I knew that I wanted to use it for a first name if I had another kid, and since it is a gender neutral name we can use it for a boy or a girl!  I love a gender neutral name. I dont really know why. I really love a gender neutral anything.  Especially clothes.  I told Jeff I am buying Ben's entire outfit for myself the other day and he told me he really took a chance marrying someone who dresses so much like boy.  I know.  Give me a flannel and jeans any day of the week.  Do most people go off on tangents about crossdressing as a lifestyle choice.  I dont know.
 Anyway, so, Shea is the name for our baby and I thought it would be great if I could have the sheets on his/her bed that say that.
I went to spoonflower.com to make my dreams come true,
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which I just LOVE, and made some different options with different fonts and spacing. I ordered lots of samples to see which ones I liked and which fabric I liked best.  They come in little 8X8 squares, and I ordered a ton of different ones.  I also made some with stars and arrows and triangles and dinosaurs, etc.  Since I had so many different samples, I thought it would be fun to put them all together to make a quilt.
I dont love that the back is two different fabrics, but I only had a yard of the back fabric and I had made that one too, so there was no way around it.
Sassy was a big help and she made a mini quilt of her own with some left over fabric.
It is def the very definiton of ghetto and the binding is-whew!-bad, but I am pretty excited that it happened and that its done.  I still haven't made the crib sheets yet, and if I know my inability to measure anything well, I do know they are going to be a big mess.  But hopefully they will fit on the bed.  Thats really all that matters, right?


Shay said...

That's awesome! I love the personalized fabric. My first name is Shay, so I especially loved this. :-) Congrats on your newest addition!

PS. Can't remember how I stumbled across your blog several years ago, but in following along over the years, I realized that you're related to Lindsey. I graduated from TCA with her. Small world!

zbottomly said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this:) good job on the fabrics and the quilt. I think it is just perfect: binding and all. What a sweet labor of love. Can't wait to see if sweet Shea is a boy or girl:) Congrats!!!
Jessica Oxford Bottomly

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