Saturday I helped throw a baby shower for a friend. I love throwing baby showers and all the planning/sewing/cooking that comes along with it! How cute is this onesie banner? I love practical decorations!
I always have such a hard time staying quiet when I’m sewing gifts for friends! I want to post pictures before I even give the gift, but force myself to stay quiet. . . Well these presents were made by me, Ellie and Jenn all together for our good friend Amanda!
We all got together one day and each sewed three blocks for a nine block baby quilt that we dreamed up. We each had a color and did one log cabin, one checkerboard and one stripe block in our choosen color.
I am really happy with the result! It’s a fairly modern looking quilt that looks girlish but not girly.
The backing fabric is what we based most of our color choices on. It’s so cute and made me tear up when we were reading it in the store… Love it!
And we found this great fabric flower tutorial from green… it’s the new blue that we decided to do as a centerpiece that could be taken home to decorate the nursery. Most of the fabrics we used were scraps from the quilt.
Don’t be fooled… This project looks quick, but I think it took us longer to make and assemble twelve flowers than it did to assemble the quilt face! I did love the way the bouquet turned out though… Well worth the time and effort.
And of course I had to make a sling. No baby shower is complete without one. 🙂
So fun! Congratulations again Amanda! We can’t wait to meet your little girl!