I recently found out one of my friends is also a quilty friend! How fun is that!? She is a grandma now too – with a little herd of grandkids – and a new one being added soon. Her daughter doesn’t know the sex of the baby yet, even though it is only days away. So, being the awesome mom and grandma that she is, she prepared 2 quilt tops and brought them to be quilted. Both are darling and I had a fun time coming up with a cute baby design for each.
The boyish one has darling puppy appliques. I believe she said it was a purchased panel. Sorry about my life sneaking into the picture! It is very typical to have some sort of game sitting on our kitchen table. We ARE gamers, after all!
She just said to make them cute…that was scary! What if her cute wasn’t the same as my cute?! I looked online for some fun baby boy quilting ideas, since I couldn’t use a pantograph over the puppies. I found a darling little bone pattern so I practiced on paper until I felt it looked like a bone. I added loops and hearts to the bones and quilted around the puppies.
The little girl quilt has giraffe strips and the sweetest little pink rosebud swirl furry strips.
I stitched in the ditch of the pink and did loops, hearts, flowers and baby diaper pins in the giraffe fabric. The quilting shows up much better on the back in the pink minkee.
It is so fun to learn new quilting patterns and ideas. I hope the babies mom loves which ever one she gets when the baby is born! And my friend and I must have the same definition of cute because she brought me another baby top to quilt. Pics coming soon!
Any new baby quilts in your life?