Baby Gifts: Winter & Spring 2017

I love making gifts for friends who are expecting babies.  I have made four so far this year.  Because they have all been given to the recipients, I can finally share photos!

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Inchworm, Jay, Moose, Newt, and Skunk

I is for Inchworm

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J is for Jay

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M is for Moose.  This moose is from a photograph of a moose I took on my honeymoon in Nova Scotia, Canada.  It was the first moose my husband ever saw.  We saw another half dozen later that evening, but this one was enormous.

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N is for Newt.  The fabric really made this one.  It is a Red Eft (juvenile Eastern Newt) and they are bright orange with spots

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and S is for Skunk

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I have started skipping around a little bit to be more efficient.  If I have black thread in the machine, I might as well so a bunch of black areas on a bunch of pages.

Baby Quilt

Last week I came across this almost-finished quilt.  When I was pregnant with Miss C. I became fascinated with quilting and started a simple quilt with pre-cut 5″ squares and a 5″ border.  I’m not sure what distracted me, but I put it down when it just needed the quilting and the edging done and then forgot about it.

It’s done now!


I personalized it on the back with a fabric marker.  I’ll give it to her at Christmas because it just makes sense.

I’m not a skilled quilter by any means, but the cat approves.  In fact, he has offered to take the quilt if Miss C. doesn’t like it.