Personalized Baby Alphabet Quilt

 This personalized baby alphabet quilt gift-wrapped and boxed ready to ship. What is inside? (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

This personalized baby alphabet quilt gift-wrapped and boxed ready to ship. What is inside? (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Personalized Baby Alphabet Quilt

Every time I get to gift-wrap and ship one of our personalized quilts, I imagine what the recipient goes through at the other end when they get first get the box.

Is it well gift-wrapped?

What will they think when they first read the free gift tag enclosed?

Since all of our baby quilts are shipped with a free toy carrying the gift tag, what kind of toy will I choose? And where will the toy pop up when the gift is unwrapped?

In this example, the personalized baby quilt was our very popular Alphabet in Clouds Baby Quilt with a white cloud at the top where the custom embroidery can easily be added.

 The white cloud at the top of the quilt is a perfect place for custom embroidery. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

The white cloud at the top of the quilt is a perfect place for custom embroidery. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Where to place the custom embroidery is easy but what about the free gift toy? When one has 26 letters in the alphabet, which one am I going to match?

As I go through my choices, I try to compliment the quilt colors with the colors in the toy. I also try to select a toy that is represented in the baby quilt. In this case, it was easy, C is for Cat!

 This cat toy was tucked inside the baby quilt for a surprise as it is unwrapped. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

This cat toy was tucked inside the baby quilt for a surprise as it is unwrapped. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

To make the personalized gift even more special, I tuck the toy inside the baby quilt so that when it is unwrapped, the toy is a special surprise. Like the soft center inside a chocolate. I must have the letter C on my mind!

Charlotte