Saturday, February 13, 2016

One shopping trip = 3 baby quilts, second finish of 2016


Meet sweet baby girl Larkin! 
Isn't she adorable? My co-worker is her mother, so I wanted to make this special girl a quilt.  I used my same group of baby quilt fabrics, purchased two years ago for one quilt, and they keep turning into one more quilt! 

Gretchen (my friend, Larkin's mom) had picked gray as her favorite color for the nursery, so I picked fabrics from my bin to complement her theme (and I did add a solid gray from my stash).  I love the butterfly fabric in the border, with just a hint of my favorite color, lime green!

I settled on a simple meander for the quilting, using a variegated pastel thread.  I topstitched the binding in lime green. 

Sorry the light isn't very good, but I snapped these early in the morning before dashing off to work.  I wanted to bring the quilt to work with me, and present it to Gretchen.

Originally thought I'd just make a dolly quilt for Larkin, but ended up adding borders to make it baby-size.
Hudson's quilt - a much larger quilt! Made for our great nephew, Hudson, who is named for us! What an honor! This is the quilt that started this string of baby quilts.  I shopped for a nice variety of bright, modern prints and made these fun tumblers. 
This is Hudson with his mother, Miranda, at our daughter's wedding.
Simple quilting completed the quilt. 

Second quilt made from my baby quilt bin - for little baby Lena! Love those butterflies in the border, too! Kristin, the baby's mother (special friend of the family), chose cute pastels like aqua, orange, and yellow for her theme, so I tried to skew the color scheme in that direction.

Kristin holding the quilt at her baby shower.  We've know Kristin since she met our daughter, Emily, when they were in the 7th grade.  Best friends ever since.

Baby Lena with her snuggle quilt.  I think she likes it. 

3 comments:

Brenda said...

fun quilts and sweet babies!

Barb said...

Beautiful Daughters, Lovely Quilts and Adorable Babies! What a lovely happy post!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your post shows how baby quilts are special, like squishy soft hugs for their sweet recipients.

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