Fabric in the mail always makes for a happy day.
I ordered these fabrics from fabric.com for Baby E's quilt. They are so cute!
Quilting isn't my usual creative outlet, but I decided when I was expecting Miss V that I wanted to make each of my kids a baby quilt. I made one for V using a Tumbler or Thimble pattern, and for being an amateur quilter, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I don't have a good close-up of the quilt, but here you can see a little of it with a three week old V resting on it. :) Ack! How has she gotten so big?
V's quilt is a mixture of pink, raspberry, cream, green, and taupe. The toile fabric has little lambs on it, which was a theme I used just a little bit in her room.
For our soon to arrive Miss E, I decided to go with fabrics in pink, cream, teal blue, and raspberry. There's also a very subtle bunny theme going on with some of Miss E's possessions, similar to the lamb theme I did for V. I was thrilled to find a fabric with all my colors in it, with some very tiny bunnies hanging onto balloons. Again, it's subtle, but I know it's there, and someday E will too. Just a little something extra to personalize her quilt and make it different from V's. Since the girls will eventually share a room, I wanted to make their quilts and things coordinate, but still have some differences, so they will each have their own personal touch in the room.
I still haven't decided what quilt pattern I'm going to use, which is probably a major quilting rule or something that I am now breaking. I keep pinning ideas on pinterest, but I haven't found "the one" just yet. It has to be something pretty simple because I am not super precise when cutting quilt pieces. I try! But it just never seems to come out all perfectly at the corners like I see on quilts made by more experienced quilters.
This fabric from Sarah Jane Studios is so cute. I love the little saying, "just stay little" that is repeated all over the fabric. What parent hasn't thought that at least once?
I'm mostly content with being a good-enough quilter, and hopefully my girls won't mind the imperfections, but just treasure their quilts as keepsakes from their babyhoods. I'm a poky quilter though, so I need to get a move-on with this project! Baby E will be here before I know it! :)