There must be something in the water…or maybe I’m just at that season in my life where the wedding showers have ended and baby showers are now the reigning social event! That being said, there’s nothing I love more than designing and putting together cute baby quilts. Let’s face it…quilts are very time consuming. BUT if you do small ones, they take significantly less time, and are loved the same! It’s really fun to play around with layout and quilt design when you know the process will be quick and fun and you’ll learn something from the quilt you create. I recently did a quilt for a baby boy with all gray fabric, and really loved the mother-to-be’s registry choices. I could tell that she had very modern taste and would probably be okay with me throwing something together that was a little Libs Elliott inspired.
My cousin Holly recently requested a quilt for her niece, who will be celebrating her first birthday in just a few days. I updated my labels (that I do myself) and was pretty pleased with the result. I also took my first shot at applique…it still needs some work, but hopefully practice makes perfect!
I am nearly finished with the newest baby quilt. I still have to put the label and pre-wash before it goes on it’s way!
This is a baby shower gift I am working on right now. The parents are waiting until the baby’s birthday to discover the gender, so they had chosen bedding from Crate and Barrel’s The Land of Nod. It is bedding with dark grays and yellows, so the quilt colors reflect that.
|Before border was sewn on|
|With border (border coordinates with back)|
|Just before quilting…more pictures to follow!|
I just finished this quilt yesterday. It is a John Deere themed baby quilt for a friend who is due in a couple of months.
|Personalized label and quilt care tips card|
|This is right after the first wash and dry of the quilt.
Sometimes it will come out a little bunchy, but if you
iron it once, it straightens out well. Some people
prefer this look to the crisp appearance.
|Ready for delivery!|
Some of my favorite projects are making gifts for relatives or friends who are expecting. Most of the baby blankets I make are using the same basic design, but they can be changed to anything. This was the first baby quilt I made for my niece, Sophia.
Still in the works…
|This was the second quilt I made.|