Here's the quilt for the little baby boy that was born this past week.
It measures approximately 35" x 41" and should be a good size for bundling around his car seat to help keep him toasty for the rest of this winter.
I machine quilted it since I'm hoping it will get used a lot . . . and, therefore, have to be thrown in the washer a lot. Some baby quilts are made to be hung on the wall in the nursery or used just for decoration, and I have made a few of those which I hand quilted. But bottom line, hand quilting just doesn't hold up if a quilt is being used and laundered with any regularity. I'd like to think this one will be used to keep this little
Since the little guy's "big" sister was clutching a favorite doll in the picture I saw of her and the newborn, I thought she might like to get a quilt for her own "baby.”
It's a mini 16" x 20" and should be a manageable size for an almost two-year old.
Machine quilted it, too, since it may get dirtier than the baby's quilt!
Lest you think I'm some kind of Wonder Woman in the quilt room, I must confess I had the larger quilt a ways along before this weekend. So it just needed finishing up. Whenever I make a quilt or wall hanging, I save all the extra bits and pieces of material in an individual bag. I've always had it in the back of my mind that someday (that elusive "someday") I'll take my gazillion little bags of scraps and create this fantastic, original quilt that will knock socks off everyone near and far. In the meantime (ahem), it's very convenient to be able to grab one of those little bags and have pieces of fabric cut and ready to be made into something like this little doll quilt. So that one went together quickly, too.
Now just need to package the two items up and send them off. Sounds like a trip into town and the post office early this coming week.