Monday, October 8, 2012

Aggie Baby Quilt

Now, I love making baby shower gifts! Especially when the future mommy and daddy are fellow Aggies! (Whoop!)  Now, if your are not from or live in Texas, you have no idea what I am talking about, but around these parts, there is a huge rivalry (which goes back generations, I am sure) between Texas A and M University (Aggies) and tu (University of Texas.)  Currently, they aren't even in the same Conference anymore, so I don't know how the rivalry will evolve; but, that is not what this post is about...  It's about an Aggie baby quilt!!

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?

Take Care,

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  1. I am in LOVE with this quilt. Really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and Show & Tell on SNAP! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Tauni!! I love your site and am so glad you came by!!

      Take Care,


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