But, I was also pumped on the idea of a baby in the family because I love the idea of being able to make things - like quilts, blankets, clothes, hats, booties, etc. Really, the list could go on forever. However, even with all of the excitement, I procrastinated until right before the shower. I just wasn't sure what I wanted to make.
After searching some wonderful blogs, I found Cluck Cluck Sew and her blog where she created Ben's Quilt. I wanted to do something similar - but on a smaller scale as it was to be a crib quilt. I used the Orange Quilt tutorial for creating my quilt. Mommy let me know that Baby's colors were blue and orange.
So I set out to find just the right fabric. The tricky part was the orange. Most of the oranges that I looked at screamed hunting opener or trick or treat. Plus, most of them were very floral. Not that one can't use floral prints in a quilt for a sweet baby boy, but there are those prints that automatically make any project look like it just belongs to a girl. So I settled on these cute prints.
My favorite print is the cream fabric with orange and blue dots. It's called Lulu Dot - even the name is adorable. Unfortunately, all that was left was a remnant, so I bought all 3/4 of a yard. It mostly went to the quilt, I have a small about left over and I hope to find just the right project for it.
So, true to who I am when it comes to projects, I finished the hand quilting and binding the day of the shower. Really, I only procrastinate and finish things last minute when it comes to craft projects. I threw the quilt in the dryer for about five minutes while I got dressed. Then quickly snapped these two pictures and ran out the door.
Sorry that these photos are not the greatest, being in a hurry is a terrible thing.
I love how the hand quilting turned out. In both pictures you can just make out the little hearts that I quilted into the center of each square.
Mommy and Baby are both happy with the quilt, and I am going to make a promise to myself to not do more of these projects last minute. I am already starting on some ideas for my SIL who is not even pregnant, but who wants to be. That should be enough time, right?
Enjoy your day!