Last November, I made a "baby quilt in waiting" --just so I could have a baby quilt ready to give should a baby come along.
Yesterday, this quilt found a new home. My cousin's daughter had a baby girl three weeks ago. Here is baby N with her new quilt.
I think she likes it! Her Mom's favourite colours are orange and gray...I had no idea!
When I was in high school, I made my first quilt... I used a single piece of yellow broadcloth and hand appliqued blue calico squares onto it in a checkerboard pattern, leaving a yellow border around the checkerboard part. I added a yellow ruffle around the edge and sewed the back to the front and turned it inside out. A puffy polyester bat was stuffed inside and smoothed out as much as possible. I tied it at each corner of the squares with blue embroidery floss. I was very proud of that quilt and kept it for several years until my cousin had a baby...Baby N's Mom. Yesterday, I asked if she remembered her yellow and blue quilt--It turns out that she still has it!!!! She is going to send me a picture, because I did not take a picture of it when I made it.
I love making baby quilts! I need to get my "S" quilt quilted so that I am ready for the next baby who comes along!