Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby Quilts

These were put in the mail Tuesday for my mom. She hosted a baby shower for two of her friend's daughters - one had a girl and the other is expecting a boy next month.

I had all the fabric in my stash for this one: Easy-peasy. It was a simple four square. I used a bit bigger border on the top and bottom to achieve a more pleasing length to width ratio. The binding is the same dark pink found in the centers of the flowers.

Just needed two of the blues* - otherwise it was all from my stash. I love the blue and brown together. The creams are three different prints. It quilted wide meandering style and this time I added a bit more border to the with to improve the ratio. Also, the backing for this is the same as the border - blue with white stars.
Both quilts got rave reviews - the baby girl's mom said that her room was painted the same gold (yellow) that was in the quilt. The baby boy's mom said his room was blue and brown. Given I just used (mostly) what I had and only knowing "girl" and "boy", I was pretty pleased with that.

Not only were the new moms pleased as punch with the quilts, the new grandmas loved them as well. That's all I could ask for.

*I am claiming exception to the '2010 no new fabric' rule - Mom bought the quilts from me.

1 comment:

  1. Both of these quilts are so nice! I have only actually finished 1. I have other things that I have started on but not gotten finished. My husband and I have 5 kids and I started working back in March then wound up working 2 jobs-1 full time and 1 part-time. So, I've not had a lot of time to quilt. I miss it though. So, when I have spare time now I feel too guilty to go and sew instead of being with the kids.

    Anyway.....I have really enjoyed reading your blog.