4.04.2016

best of the nest | second stitch to the right

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I shared last Friday that April will be all about Creating a Dream Home & Nursery! Throughout the month both here on my blog and on instagram, I'll be featuring my favorite shops for nursery pieces, home decor & more. Plus I'm partnering with the incredible brands + handmade shops I'm featuring to give it all away to you! 


The April home + nursery series continues today with a shop that is near and dear to my heart, Second Stitch to the Right. I've had the privilege of working alongside Clare, owner & quilt maker, Mom to 5 and Grandmother to 2, multiple times over the past year. She runs the most wonderful shop where she makes & sells modern quilts (seriously, swoon) and all types of baby essentials, including swaddle blankets, crib sheets, leggings, changing pad covers and more. Her selection for both boys + girls as well as gender neutral options is amazing and her triangle quilts complete any nursery perfectly. 


Being that her children are grown, last June Clare found herself in a new season of life and realized it was the perfect time to start the quilting business she had always dreamed of. Her own grandmother was the one who taught and shared all her talents with her. Clare shared that one of her favorite memories from her childhood was going to the fabric store with her Grandmother, even recalling exactly how it smelled. She always found the most joy in creating things, but it wasn't until later in life that she discovered her favorite craft was quilting. 

Clare views quilts themselves as story tellers...when she sees a quilt she wonders who made them, where they have been, who they have kept warm and who has been comforted by them. I just love that. They are truly an act of love and service to create because of the long hours, intricacy and precise detail that goes into each one. Not only do they bless the recipient but then again bless another and another as they are passed down. Through each generation they are held, folded, washed, loved, absorbing more stories, memories and history. There is just something about a quilt...it is so much more than a blanket. It starts as so many small, individual pieces that alone can't do much but together, create something extraordinary. And triangle quilts especially just get me. I mean, just look at them!


This Spring I had the opportunity to partner with Clare to create a one-of-a-kind modern floral triangle quilt for our littlest lady, Penelope. Of course Liberty of London floral was involved (how could it not be?!), and not only on the quilt top but also as the binding. With the prettiest tones of white, aqua, blues, pinks and mustard, this quilt is a Spring dream. It is the perfect mix of solids and patterns, including the most darling polka dots, pink stripes, white criss cross pattern and of course floral. Sprinkled throughout the top are mustard triangles with tiny white hearts and it's completed with the matching mustard backing.

Meet "The Poppy"


The best part is not only that you can buy this quilt in Clare's shop here, but you can enter to win your own! It is hands down the most special piece in Poppy's nursery and will be cherished for years to come and used by all our babies in the future. The girls love cuddling up in it together, it makes a perfect place for laying, playing and tummy time, will be used for picnics all summer long and of course is beautiful just hanging over Penelope's crib or on her glider. Clare offers all of her quilts in three sizes -- Toddler {39'' x 46''}, Throw {52'' x 62''} and Twin {68'' x 88''}. The throw is the size we have and is perfect to grow with your baby, not too big but not too small. Clare also offers beautiful quilts in other color ways here. Readers can save 20% off their total purchase of anything in Clare's shop using the code BLESSEDNEST20 today through Sunday April 10.


And because April is all about creating a dream home & nursery, I've teamed up with Clare to give away "The Poppy" quilt to one of you! To enter, visit my instagram @blessednestblog and find the most recent photo I've posted of the quilt. Follow the steps listed below it and stay tuned for a winner to be announced on the original post within 48 hours of the giveaway's end on Sunday April 10.


Can't wait to see who wins!! XO

66 comments:

  1. Her quilts are beautiful!! I would love to win the poppy quilt! Her 'Samantha' quilt is definitely one of my favorites in the shop �� <3

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  2. I love secondstitchtotheright's Peonies on Mint leggings!! Both my girls would look adorable in those! Really, I love her whole shop, especially the quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. My Theo "Teddy" would look so cute in the bear leggings!

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  4. I love the floral leggings!! And all the quilts are beautiful !

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  5. The poppy quilt is everything!

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  6. Love both the ellie quilt and the kenzie quilt!!!! Beautiful prints--it was hard to choose a favorite :o)

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  7. The poppy quilt was love at first sight for me!

    Brooke Slaughter

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  8. The poppy quilt is by far my favorite item! 💕

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  9. I actually love the poppy quilt best!!

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  10. love both the Ellie and Lucas quilts, all have such beautiful patterns though :)

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  11. So gorgeous!!! I adore the 'poppy' and the 'emma'!

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  12. I love seeing nursery decor that is not your standard cartoon animals and pastel colors. Love these unique quilts! Other than her quilts, I'm loving Clare's leggings. Especially the modern triangle ones, could be boy or girl depending on accessories:)

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  13. Obsessed with the dolly quilts! My daughter would love that!

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  14. I adore the poppy and Lucas quilts. Crossing my fingers for a win :)

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  15. My favorite is the Oliver quite for sure! I gravitate towards bit colors even for my girl, and that pattern is my fav!! (Also... Dolly quilts!!?!! *dead*)

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  16. Marissa garner: She has so many lovely things. Aside from the poppy quilt I especially love the flora crib sheet, Oliver quilt, and Cruz quilt.

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  17. I really like the vintage airplanes fitted crib sheet

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  18. It's a total toss up for me between the Ellie (my daughter) and the Lucas (my son) quilts - I mean really, how can you choose just one?!!
    I can't figure out how to post this with my name, it keeps listing me as "unknown". This is Kristina Middendorf, I also commented on Insta and tagged friends! Would love to win this gorgeous quilt!

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  19. I LOVELOVELOVE the Ellie quilt! I would adore it for my daughter due in August!

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  20. This Poppy quilt is by far my favorite item in her shop. Thanks!

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  21. I would loveeee the poppy quilt!! I just know my baby girl would cherish it forever!

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  22. Wow everything is so beautiful and clearly made with such love and thoughtfulness! My favorite is the aztec sherpa and the ellie Quilt!

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  23. I absolutely love the poppy quilt! But if I had to pick another fave- it would be the Sherpa blankets!

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  24. It's a toss up between the Zachary and the Lucas. But when I have a girl it's going to be hard to pick just one favorite! Incredibly beautiful quilts and so talented!

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  25. If I HAD to pick one (because they are all gorgeous) I would have to pick the lucas! Her designs are beautiful and I can't get over thedesigns and colors!

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  26. I absolutely love The Parks modern quilt! Black & turquoise is so beautiful together!
    -Shantel Murray

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  27. I love her Ellie quilt. It would go so well I'm my baby girl's nursery.

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  28. The Cruz quilt is lovely, and there is a color combo of the doll set (in the photos) that is just gorgeous!

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  29. The Sammy is my favorite quilt! Absolutely love the color scheme and it matches our nursery perfectly!

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  30. Her quilts are amazing! The Ellie quilt is one of my faves and would go beautifully in my daughter's nursery (insta name- @ashthornock)

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  31. The Ellie quilt has me swooning! It's stunning!

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  32. The Kenzie quilt is my favorite item in her shop. I just love all of those colors together. Let's be honest though, there are tons of cute thing! I like a lot of the leggings she has listed also.

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  33. I love the Poppy quilt! So gorgeous! All of the same colors I've used in my daughter's nursery. She is upgrading to a toddler bed on her 2nd birthday in June! 😭 This quilt would be beautiful in her room!!! I also love her Aztec Sherpa blanket in her shop!

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  34. How am I supposed to choose just ONE favorite?? It's all amazing! I love all of the triangle quilts, the minimal forrest leggings, and the woodlands blanket!

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  35. The Ellie quilt makes my heart skip a beat!!

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  36. Swoon. So many beautiful options, but the Poppy quilt has my heart. I would looooovvvveee to have this beautiful quilt in my daughter's room!

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  37. I am loving the Oliver quilt on her site! So adorable!

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  38. Oh my goodness, I'm in love!!! I have been searching high and low for a quality handmade quilt for my family and my little! I'm definitely checking these out! Thank you! :)

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  39. I love all the quilts but the Poppy quilt is my favorite!

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  40. It's so hard to pick a favorite! I love the Poppy, Ellie, and Kenzie for my baby girl due next month!!

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  41. Love love LOVE the Ellie. And I'd like it in the dolly and twin set.

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  42. This is such a beautiful quilt!!!! I love the colors. I also love her quilt in Ellie. Those are such soft colors. :). Would love to own one.

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  43. I would love to win any quilt, I love the Zachary quilt but they are all just beautiful!

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  44. How do you choose only one! It's a toss up between the Ellie and Poppy quilt for me and both would look darling in my sweet Addie's nursery. But the leggings and crib sheets too! Love!

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  45. I love the poppy quilt! But all of them are so cute!!

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  46. My favorite item is the Toddler and Dolly Quilt Set in the Ellie quilt. Love! ��

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  47. That sweet buffalo plaid swaddle in blush is just darling!

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  48. This is too cute! I'm loving so many things in her shop (the leggings and the quilts are my faves). I think my very favorite is the Ellie quilt though :)

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  49. This is too cute! I'm loving so many things in her shop (the leggings and the quilts are my faves). I think my very favorite is the Ellie quilt though :)

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  50. I'm obsessed with quilts, all quilts, all colors, but I really love the herringbone ones!

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  51. I love the Ellie quilt! So adorable!

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  52. Her shop is nothing but cute things! We love the toddler and dolly quilt! My little wanna be momma would love to match her dolly!

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  53. I love love love these quilts. But my favorite is definitely the Ellie quilt!!

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  54. Everything she creates is swoon worthy but I especially love The Poppy & The Ellie! A beautiful quilt would be the most special keepsake for my 4 month old baby girl.

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  55. Love it all! Especially the quilts. I think my favorite is the Ellie Quilt!

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  56. Her shop is so cute! And the quilts are beautiful! I esp love the Emma! Wish I could quilt like she can!

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  57. I think my favorite quilt is the Poppy quilt; which would be absolutely perfect for our little one due in June! It literally would match our nursery in the works!

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  58. I have been following her shop since she first started & her ellie quilt is my most favorite quilt of ALL TIME! anything mustard rocks my world! Plus it would look gorgeous in my sweet little girl, Navy's room♡ I just swoon over your feed & after two boys I can't help myself but spoil my sweet Navy like you do with your girls♡

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  59. Not sure why it posted jones family ha ha but I commented under Sophiejones7 in your profile! ♡

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  60. Not sure why it posted jones family ha ha but I commented under Sophiejones7 in your profile! ♡

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  61. I have been following her shop since she first started & her ellie quilt is my most favorite quilt of ALL TIME! anything mustard rocks my world! Plus it would look gorgeous in my sweet little girl, Navy's room♡ I just swoon over your feed & after two boys I can't help myself but spoil my sweet Navy like you do with your girls♡

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  62. Thank you for introducing me to this shop! I grew up with my grandmother making ach of us our own quilt. Sad that my daughter missed out on meeting her and receiving her own special quilt. These remind me of the magic and how everyone needs a quilt! My favorite are the Poppy and The Ellie! Must invest when I can!❤️

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  63. Such beautiful quilts!!! Love the poppy and the cruz. Those sweet toddler quilts are calling my name for my little girl too! :)

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  64. My friend recently tagged me in one of your posts about introducing solids to your baby and I fell in love with your blog and your Instagram account! I'm entering for the giveaway and my favorite sign from her shop is the "love dwells here" sign! Hope I win'n

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  65. Beautiful poster(s), and decorative style in each room. Though this sign and quote has always been my favorite.

    -Tali S.

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