“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, July 23, 2012

A few baby quilts

Isabella's teacher was expecting a baby boy just after the school year ended.  So for end of year teacher gift I made her a baby quilt.  Bella helped pick out the pattern.  She liked the idea of some nautical fabrics.  Because we moved at the beginning of June, I tried to keep this one pretty simple.

The fabric is by Dear Stella for the most part.  I am always a sucker for binding with stripes.

The next baby boy quilt was for some dear friends who had a baby boy also in June.  The daddy is a big VW bus enthusiast.  I knew Heather Ross did some fabric and pj's, so I scoured etsy until I found some.  Then I took my time trying to decide on what to do, I didn't have a lot of the fabric, so in order to maximize I did a square withing a square.  I wanted to give it a read beachy feel. 

I pulled colors from the vans and used those as my outer squares.  I went with a minkee backing in a sand color.  I also used four squares on the front with the minkee.  The mom and dad loved it, which is what I was aiming for.  


2 comments:

Jessica Christensen said...

Very cute. I am impressed you were able to finish things even with the move. I have finished almost nothing, and I've been moved for 7 months. ;)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you