What better gift to give a baby, than a quilt? She can use it for tummy time or to cover up during the brisk Fall weather at football games? I wanted to give props to their alma mater (and mine), so I included some collegiate fabrics, but incorporated some girlie ones, too. I splurged on Kona Cotton, which is supposed to be the best and softest after all the research I did. My rotary tool became my best friend with the pennants and the ruffle. Did I mention how much I love that tool?
This definitely didn't take as long as I thought it would, though, I ran into loads of problems since I NEVER sewed a quilt before, ranging from bobbin threading issues, broken needles and gobs of seam ripping! So, drumroll, please.... Ta-da!!!
|One inch ruffle all the way around.|
|Used lightweight, iron-on Pellon to make sewing easier on these guys.|
I really would have liked to stipple (?) the white section of the quilt, but after three nights of ripping out seams, I didn't want to ruin it the night before the shower. In any case, I am pleased with the way it turned out. Here is the mommy-to-be with the quilt at her baby shower. I hope they enjoy it for years to come!!
I can't wait to make another quilt! What do you like to make for baby shower gifts?
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