How Dear Review (Custom Quilt)

Posted April 25, 2014 by shooting in Uncategorized / 23 Comments

How Dear

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Review by Lauren

item sent for review; all opinions are my own

The owner, Courtney, makes the most adorable handmade quilts. I came across her etsy shop while browsing for unique guest book ideas. Courtney will custom make a quilt for you and then you can use a fabric pen to have guests sign it. I thought this would be fun for the baby shower I planned for a friend so I contacted Courtney to talk to her about her designs.

Unfortunately, she couldn’t find any Tim Burton specific fabric, but I told her the basic colors were black, white, and blue, so she went with that and created the lovely baby blanket you see above! I think using just the colors worked out for the best because it can be used as a nice decoration once the baby has grown too.

When I received the blanket in the mail, I decided not to use it as a guest book. Courtney said people have changed their minds before, and I realized that the quilt was just too nice to have people mess with it. I was afraid someone might spell something wrong or accidentally mark the wrong spot. I like the idea of a quilt guest book, but I think the actual blanket is wonderful enough as a gift. The price is also great too. Most of the baby quilts are only $70, plus shipping. I’ve seen similar items at a much higher price. Plus, if you want to give the quilt as a gift, you can split with another person and you’re only paying about $40 each (with shipping).

I think the colors were well done and the quilt was beautiful to look at in person. Courtney did a wonderful job. When I gave it to the mom-to-be, she really loved it as well. I told her the story behind the colors and she seemed to agree that just using the three main colors was a nice idea. I think the fact that this was custom-made for her meant a lot as well. It’s different than buying a blanket at the store, because you know you’re getting something thought out and personal.

Courtney also offers throw-sized quilts, as well as custom quilted pet portraits that are just adorable! I’m afraid I was so excited about the quilt and giving it to my friend that I never took a personal photo of it, so all the photos I used here are ones that Courtney took before she shipped me the blanket! Thank goodness she thought to do that! I would definitely buy another quilt from Courtney in the future!!

23 responses to “How Dear Review (Custom Quilt)

  1. That quilt is gorgeous!! My husband's aunt made the most amazing quilts I have ever seen, just gorgeous. I so admire those who can do this. I tried one year and while I completely it, it was by no means perfect or even pretty LOL!

  2. I agree custom made gifts are always the best! It shows that the person went that extra mile just for you. This quilt that Courtney made is so pretty! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. I made a baby quilt once. Never again! I'm definitely not talented. For all the work it takes that really isn't a bad price. And it's gorgeous!

  4. I love this idea! My grandmother makes quilts and they are always a welcome gift. I have two quilts and two baby blankets that I've had for years, but they age well and they are always useful. I'll have to look into Courtney's etsy shop.

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