We have a baby on the way!! Research and baby mania has filled my brain and my crafting has been limited to filling etsy shop orders and working on our little one’s quilt. We haven’t found out what we will be having (just hoping for a healthy baby at this point) so I chose semi neutral colors. We have stuck with aqua and lime for our main colors with yellow and grey thrown in as well. I am happy to announce that I finished the quilt and have it washed and ready before baby has made an appearance!! WOOO!
The pattern that I used is called Mommy & Me. I purchased it at my local quilt store where I also attend classes, but I am sure that you can find it many other places both online or at a local shop near you. I considered a minky backing but I really loved the animal word fabric that I used on the front in place of the large Ric Rac and I wanted to be able to feature it a bit more, so I pieced a backing as well.
I could not be happier with the way that it turned out. I can’t wait to take pictures of our little one playing on it and snuggling with it! I should be around a little bit more. My leave starts soon and I plan on sewing up a storm before baby arrives!
My third quilt… all done. I forgot to take a picture of the paperpieced anchor lable I made. The pattern for the quilt is from Sugar Sack Quilts by Glenna Hailey scaled down to a baby quilt size (idea taken from a Jo-Anns ad).
I gave my first two completed quilts ever yesterday to two soon to be parents of twins (a boy and a girl). The soon to be new father has been friends with my boyfriend for over 20 years.
They twins nursery has had a monkey mural painted in it, so what better than monkey quilts.
I just can’t believe I actually got them done on time. They are totally machine sewn and while I would have liked to have at least done some hand quilting, I just didn’t have the time. I had a couple of really really late nights making sure these were done in time for the shower.
The label for Tyler’s quilt. I designed the paper pieced banana on my own.