Saturday, September 29, 2012
Yesterday, I went and visited one of my very good friends who just had her 3rd baby at the beginning of August. Well new baby, always means another baby quilt to make. My friend was doing a "western" theme in the room which will eventually house both of her boys once Bret is big enough to sleep in the crib. She already had the bedding for her oldest son, so I wanted to make something that would compliment what she already had. I purchased "Lil Cowpokes" by Michael Miller from the The Fat Quarter Shop. When I got it, I couldn't believe how perfect it was going to match her current son's bedspread. I couldn't have gotten more perfect if I had made both quilts myself!
This time, I also wanted to try something different pattern wise, so I purchased the book, Little Quilts 4 Little Kids by Anka's Treasures. The quilt pattern I used was "Oh Baby" because I like to be able to embroider the child's name onto the quilt and add a few "embroidery touches" if I can. I must say the pattern was a very easy pattern to do and really showcases' the fabric and quilting nicely. I highly recommend the book because Heather's directions were great and I had no trouble at all piecing the top together. The pattern is also really nice if you have a child with a really long name. I wish that I had purchased the book when I was making a quilt for one of my nieces. Here is a picture of the quilt top before being quilted.