Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting a baby boy in July and the baby shower was last Saturday. I already posted about the quilt I made so here are the rest of the gifts.
Included are one dozen burp cloths that coördinate with the quilt. Because ALL babies want to be coördinated. =)
Three pieces of grey and white flannel: stars, diamonds, and buffalo check.
Mixed and matched for variety.
A baby sized dopp bag (box bag) for pacifiers, ointments, cotton swabs, or any other item that needs to be corralled inside a diaper bag made with leftover fabric from the quilt.
And a larger box bag for, well, larger things, also from leftover quilt fabric.
I love those bears!
Both bags together.
Everything goes well together!
till Mint Julep Day. Aka Kentucky Derby Day.
Last year something devoured our mint and we didn’t have any mint until July. Hoping this makeshift cage keeps it safe.
Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting in July and I thought I’d make something as that’s what I do. Her theme is woodlands, bears specifically.
The baby shower is later this month and knitting a blanket wasn’t going to happen so sewing something was quicker.
I bought this cute bear fabric (by Emma & Mila at Wal-Mart) and coordinating blues and grey for the top as well as some white tone-on-tone star fabric and star embossed grey minky.
The solid grey and pale teal blocks help transition between the two colors.
Machine sewn and quilted with an X secured the top and backing with a thin layer of batting between.
The finished quilt is 45 inches square. The back looks metallic but that’s just how the light reflected off the furry surface. I have more fabric left so I’m thinking of sewing a few accessories such as burp cloths and at least one box bag. Any other suggestions?