I know I've said it before, but I will say it again- I love making baby quilts! So quick and fun and full of sweetness. They make me squeal. Really. I finished these up a couple of months ago, but just handed them over the the expectant moms today so I can finally share them.
First up, a simple 9 patch full of girly fabrics. I liked the nine patches. Then I added the polka-dot sashing and fell head over heels in love. Seriously, grey polka-dot sashing. I may need to make a bigger version of this quilt to keep for myself.
Next up, a sweet spectrum quilt for another soon-to-arrive baby girl. Inspired by this one.
Looking at these pictures, I kind of like how everything is linked together. The leftover sashing from the first quilt became the binding on the second. Some of the scraps of the butterfly dress Ellery is wearing above made it into a pictured block in the first quilt. The quilt on my bed right now and the second quilt have the same backing. Both quilts have scraps from the purse I carry everyday. One thing inspires another. The leftovers from one project begin another. It's part of what makes handmade gifts deeply personal. Bits and pieces of my life are included in these quilts. Mostly, though, I hope they just keep two little girls warm and make their mommas a little bit happier during late night feedings.