I made a baby quilt! It’s a gift for my first niece or nephew – not sure which yet, it’s going to be a surprise! So I had to keep this project a secret until I got it mailed off to the parents-to-be.
I’ve never had a lot of interest in quilting, and this project confirmed that quilting and I aren’t going to be friends. I’m glad I made this, but I’m fairly confident that it will be my last one. To be honest, I found the whole process to be a bit boring and tedious at the same time. I couldn’t wait to be done with it, and that usually isn’t how I feel when I sew.
Anyway, it turned out to be a cute quilt, and I hope it will be useful for the new baby. I went with gender neutral colors, and I really like the “forest friends” fabric. Although the orange squares are a bit brighter than I’d intended. (But bright colors are good for babies, right?)
The backing is a green striped fabric. I bound the quilt by machine so that it will hold up well in the wash.
And I signed and dated it, which is how my great grandmother finished her quilts.
I also knitted a couple of baby hats.
Hopefully one of them will work.
So that’s it for baby projects. Now it’s time to go back to garment construction!