Taking a posting break from the Stitch-Along …
When I was working at the quilt shop, one of our customers came in with a piece of fleece and some binding ribbon. What they do is to sew the binding ribbon around the edges of the fleece, and boom, baby blanket. It’s the type of blanket that you take to the park and throw on the ground and can be handled more roughly than a baby quilt. It’s also faster than the fringe tie fleece blankets that I sometimes do. I had friends who were having or adopting babies and this seemed like an easy project, so I bought some fleece and got to stitching.
The first is my favorite. It’s for a former student’s daughter. The baby’s room decor is pink zebra stripe. I had so much trouble finding pink zebra stripe… there was lots of regular zebra stripe but no pink. I wandered into a Hancock fabric on a whim and found it on sale! She just had her 2nd baby and I owe them a new blanket.
Next is for my friend’s foster child. Since he didn’t know if it was going to be a girl or boy, I wanted to go as neutral as possible.
Lastly, this one went to my high school friend for her daughter. And who doesn’t like sock monkeys?
I bought about a dozen pieces of fleece from JoAnn’s and found the ribbon wholesale, so my plan is to make a dozen of these and list them on my Etsy site
These are the last few baby quilts that haven’t been shown yet.
This was made for a friend who is an engineer. We got this fabric at the quilt shop and sold out of it so quickly.
This was for a gal that I worked with at H&R Block. I made 3 quilt tops to try to stay ahead of everyone having babies!
This is a panel that I wisely got for when I quickly needed to put a gift together. I used this to practice my longarm quilting (which doesn’t show up in the picture).
Today I want to showcase some of my superhero quilts.
I had purchased the book Singular Sensations which uses a single block but depending on your colors/placement, all kinds of cool patterns emerge. I used that block to make these Batman and Superman quilts which were Christmas gifts for 2 of my friends. When I was showing Batman at a Show and Tell at my quilt show, one of the ladies says “that little boy is going to love it” and I was like “yeeeahhh, he’s 25”.
More recently, I purchased 2 fleece blanket kits. Spiderman went to my cousin, as a gift from my mom. Green Lantern is currently listed in my etsy shop.
Spiderman fleece blanket for my 2nd cousin
Green Lantern fleece blanket
I just delivered this quilt to my friend Alicia who is having a baby in a few months. When I swung by her office, she was already gone so I left the quilt on her desk. She took a picture to post on facebook and the black mound in the bottom of the picture is her baby bump 🙂