Fun Weekend Welcoming Baby Boy Coming Soon!
Last weekend I went to a baby shower for Samantha & Brandon for their little baby boy! He is due sometime in early to mid March! They got so many beautiful gifts! Her friend Shannon & her mom gave the shower. There was a very yummy cake trimmed in all the Dr. Suess characters, “pond water” punch with little rubber duckies, and a baby carriage fruit boat! It was all too cute!
I made them a Story Book Quilt since Samantha is a Media Specialist (Librarian). She asked for books instead of cards, which was such a cute idea. The quilt I made was about the animals in their back yard. She names all the animals in a natural wildlife area behind their house. I kinda waited to the last minute to stitch the story, because I was debating on whether to change the story or not… they moved to a new house! Yikes! What to do, what to do… well their new house is also next to the “big woods” so I used the little story I had already written. It was really fun to make! She will just have to name the new animals the same as at the old house…. kids…
One of my friends made her a cute little baby sock monkey! He is adorable!
Now that I have made this quilt, I will be making more Story Book Quilts! I have already started on the second one. These quilts are all based on a theme from the large applique in the corner of the quilt, with all the free-motion quilting being the story. It will be offered as a two or three part class to explore all the techniques to be featured. It seems there is never enough time in classes for the quilting. This class will also be teaching a rick rack binding technique for a little extra fun on the edge. The quilt is simple, so hopefully it will interest some of the modern quilters. The one I made for the baby I used Marcia Derse fabrics. I love her fabrics! They are similar to batiks, but not printed on Pima cotton, so they are softer for the baby.
Stay tuned for more info on this new class!