Thursday, August 16, 2012

Third Thursdays with Tash: Baby Girls

Hello again everyone.  Fancy meeting you here twice in one month.  Congratulations to the winners of the giveaways!  And congrats Jennifer for winning the Rolled Rose Necklace! Remember to email Apples (24 hours left) with your full name and mailing address so I can send your prize on its way... apples(dot)chandler at gmail(dot)com

If you haven’t already entered the Paper Coterie Gift Certificate giveaway, there is still time. 

This month I wanted to share some baby quilts I’ve been busy making.  For those of you that don’t already know this, I like to sew.  It started last year when five of my friends were pregnant, and I wanted to give them something homemade.  Turns out they were all having boys.  How they planned that I don’t know.  Remember this picture?

It’s a leftover blanket from last year.  I thought I would finish it, and be prepared.  However this year everyone I know is having a girl, so it had to be put on the back burner for now.  This first one my sister asked me to sew for a friend of hers. 

When I made it the couple didn’t know it they were having a boy or a girl.  So my sister asked that it be made in their favorite colors.  I’m glad they had girl.  Red and black might not have worked so well for a little boy. 

The second one was for my friends, who are having their first baby.  Mr. & Mrs. K love everything to do with the beach, and that was what they wanted for their little girl.  A blanket that inspires you to lounge by the sea, or a pool since it was readily available. 

While making this quilt I discovered I am not nautically minded.  Fortunately I found this blue wave fabric for the back.  I almost shouted for joy when I found it.  Oh wait, I did.  Never mind. 

You might recognize the fabric from last month’s post when Spencer and I hung out at the hospital.  I was desperate to do something, and was pretty sure the hospital wouldn’t allow me to bring my sewing machine, so I started sewing this quilt by hand.  It was nice to come home with my husband and sew on my machine again.   

See you next month!

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