My niece had her second child, little Eloise Emma, Friday. Eloise was born in Brooklyn and will join her brother Henry, mother Jen and father Tim. ***cue The Circle of Life from Lion King*** Eloise was the name of my Grandmother White, nee Eloise Sheehan. People die, babies are born, and we remember those who came before us.
My niece requested a low-volume pink and grey baby quilt. The magazine Quilty published a baby quilt, full of lines of pennants. I adapted this idea for Eloise's quilt. I know my niece loves balloons, and I think this quilt looks complete with the addition of the balloons. See the picture at the end of this post for the quilt top without balloons. The quilt's back is a bit higher-volume than the front and a great contrast.