Monday, June 26, 2017

Is there something in the water?

Have any of you ever noticed that babies seem to be born in waves?  So many in a circle of friends and family all at once.  Babies everywhere!  :)  Which means a busy time for a quilter.

*Warning - photo heavy post because it has been awhile since I have had any photos at all :)*
I have four so far.  Two already done - one born and one next month.  Then I have two more that need to be done before winter.  Baby quilts are so much fun.  You can play with color and design; so easy to get done in a few days.

The first one I made was for my son's new half-sister.  He is currently visiting his dad in Montana and wanted to take a gift to the new baby.  He has been an only child for 15 years and is pretty excited about meeting her.  He picked some pretty fabrics out of my flannel stash and I got to work so he could bring it with him.  I think it turned out pretty well, despite being a bit louder than my usual tastes.










The second one was for a friend's baby shower.  I picked out the fabrics only knowing that she was having a girl.  I didn't know her color scheme at all.  Turns out it was a great match to her bassinet and other baby room items.  :)  I did make a big boo-boo here though.  It was so shocking and funny.  Early in the day of the shower, as I was finishing the quilt I posted a quick photo to Instagram, not even thinking.  At the shower as she is opening the bag she says, "Is this this one on Instagram?" with a smile on her face.  ACK!  I was mortified.  I can't believe my blunder.  Heehee.  In the end it was quite hilarious and she told me that she had made a comment to her husband that she hoped that quilt was for them.  :)








It is so much fun making soft flannel baby quilts.  Everyone wants one of their own.  :)
I have two more to make and I will share them when they are received.

Happy Quilting!

8 comments:

  1. How wonderful that the sneak peek that your friend saw made her excited and hopeful the quilt would be for them! <3 Baby quilts can be so rewarding to make, and I hope your son felt a wave of excitement gifting the quilt to his step-sister.

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  2. Fun quilts, Jen! Love the colors! I was wondering what size you like to make your baby quilts?

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  3. At least you knew she really loved the quilt!! Both quilts are wonderful and so soft looking.

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  4. Hi Jen,
    I totally agree - they do come in waves! Not just baby quilts - we are in the midst of four queen size quilts all at once. I love the pink and grey, and the pink, black and white - such fun colors! The Instagram story gave me a giggle - I can easily see that happening, and the new mom had her fingers crossed that was her quilt which it was. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Hi Jen, I'm also working on baby quilts too, I have three to make for the Blanket Ministry. I love your two quilts and the quilting on the second one is having me think I should try doing a meander stitch. We'll see.

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  6. 2017 has turned into a very prolific year over here as well. Both my daughters and most of their friends! It's exciting to say the least! These are both lovely. I think it's fantastic that she fell in love with it before she even knew it was hers!

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  7. What a great story that your friend saw the quilt on instagram. My wave of babies is only two so far and I am behind with both quilts so I hope there are not too many more.

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  8. Lovely baby quilts Jen! The Instagram thing is funny! The best part is how much she was secretly hoping the quilt was for her baby. It's awesome to be wanted! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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