Exactly two months ago on Friday, January 4, I finished but also started a huge project that I have been working on since May 2018. On this day, my precious son was born. A little boy that my husband and I have fervently prayed and longed for and the Lord blessed us with.
If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen this announcement in September:
I finally finished another quilt! A disappearing nine-patch made with navy, grey and green for a sweet friend's baby boy, who recently turned 7 months old! One day I'll gift a quilt before you can measure the baby's age in months!
This friend and her sweet baby have a very special place in my heart. Little boy was born very early and spent many weeks in the hospital building up strength to go home. He was home for a bit and then returned to the hospital with some complications. But recently was able to go home! This little one is dearly loved by many and had many prayers over him!
One of these days I will become more consistent with my posting! But until then expect me every few weeks...erm... months.
I found this great image on Pinterest that led me to Sarah Goer Quilts and decided to recreate it with my own twist!
I decided to go with a 36" square size to make a great sized baby quilt.
I found this great fat quarter bundle of different animals in grey, teal and blue and ended up buying two so I could make this quilt. Of course I could have changed the sizing to keep the directional print consistent. Also, purchasing yardage may have been simpler given the prints. But it worked out!
This post marks my 100th published blog post!In honor of that, I am hosting a small giveaway! More details to follow.
But first, details on a finish!
In January, I shared a pretty teal and pink quilt that I made during my Christmas break. I wasn't sure what to do with the quilt so I shared it in some "for sale" groups on Facebook ... and it sold!
The buyer asked if I had a boy quilt as well, but I didn't have one made. I offered to make one in the same pattern in her preferred colors. She wanted dark and medium blue. Her son also likes superheros so I had to incorporate some.
This baby quilt was finished in December 2017 - I just didn't have time to write a post plus I needed to deliver it to baby! The end of the school year and then the flu during break completely derailed all of my plans! Plus the start of the new school year. Things have been a little nutty!
I mostly followed my standby baby quilt pattern. I shared it nearly four years ago - I still haven't found that darn book! I'm going to blame our move for not being able to find it now. Just because it was 6 months ago means nothing!
Instead of a 3 by 5 pattern, I went with a 5 by 5 layout. I really like a square quilt for babies and toddlers.
This quilt was made entirely out of fabric from my stash! I made it for one of my previous interns who had a sweet little boy in April. Yes, I know it's a bit late! But better late than never! His nursery theme is travel - I was excited to find the fun transportation fabric in my stash to use!