This quilt is a keeper. Simple. Modern. Easy to put together. For the Gingham Quilt Tutorial, head over to my YouTube Channel. Check that out and make your own! If you want full instructions with fabric requirements for 4 quilt sizes, you can get the pattern in my etsy shop!
This is the second time I’ve made this quilt and it was fun to repeat. Also, have I already talked about the Luxe Fleece I’m using to back my baby blankets? Oh my goodness…it’s the best. So soft and thick that I leave out the batting.
On a more personal note, the last month has been crazy. We’ve got three or four really big things that our family is going through right now. Just normal life things – but the kind of “normal” life where you think, “How can this be normal?! I’m gonna die!” In September, I turned 29 – I know – the big 2.9. Haha, ok maybe it’s not so big, but it feels crazy to me. Last year in the twenties. I don’t have any regrets, but I’ve been feeling worn thin.
So I took a much-needed weekend vacation to the Oregon Coast with my sister in law. It was magical. Honestly – it came at the right time and I needed it so much. It felt so great to have some time where I wasn’t the Mom. I just needed to be Lauren for a minute.
I even lucked out with some sunny weather and beautiful days to sit and listen to the waves while I played with the sand. (Yes, I love running my hands through the sand and even though I didn’t have kids with my this time, I did it anyway. Take that adulthood – you can’t stop me).
And you know what…by the time I needed to come home I wanted to be the Mom again. It’s still been a bit rough and we have to go through these struggles. I can’t go around them. But that weekend was like getting a star in Super Mario. I can take on the world again. (And now I have that music that plays when you get the star stuck in my head).