The last week has been a whirlwind! High Holiday services (Shana Tovah ya’ll!), family visits, baby showers…whew!
Even with all the distractions, I carved out some time to sew. Ok-so I had a finite deadline in the form of a baby shower…but who’s keeping track? Remember the quilt top and binding I showed you last week? Finished! Super late at night, mind you, which is when the pictures were taken. (Forgive the shadows!)
I can’t tell you how sweet it turned out! I didn’t want to quilt it too much since it is for a baby and softness is key! I used a straight line on either side of the sashing seams (plus a few extra in the brown fabric-I couldn’t resist!) and that was it. The back has a stripe of the fabrics from the front and the rest is a super soft Annette Tatum print. I haven’t done the label yet-I’ll be embroidering all the stats after she’s born!
Since this is my best friend’s first (and she’s the first of my friends to get pregnant) I’ve been going a little overboard. I also made coordinating burp cloths and a “hooter hider.” The burp cloths are just hand towels from Target with a wide stripe of the coordinate fabrics in the center. Everyone says to use the pre-fold diapers, but I looked at them and I think they’ll fall apart in a washing or two! AND isn’t that what towels are for…mopping stuff up? I made an executive decision.
The hooter hider was slightly more complicated. Not because it was a difficult project, but because I seem to have trouble sewing in a straight line! I used this tutorial over at Blisstree. I’m not sure how well it works, but then again, I’ve never nursed a baby.
I wanted to wrap everything in a basket with tulle…but I found myself out of tulle the night before. The best laid plans, right? Of course, I forgot to take pictures at the shower, but here’s a shot of everything all wrapped up in the front of my Mini!
It was a lovely shower and they’re going to be wonderful parents. She’s going to be quite the lucky baby girl and I can’t wait to meet her!