Before I get started here, can I just say how excited I am to launch my first sewing pattern in LESS THAN A WEEK?!?! SUPER DUPER, that’s how excited. It’s gonna be awesome and I cannot WAIT to share it. Check back on Monday, the 25th!!
Now, back to business…
So, remember back when I didn’t know the gender of baby #7? Well I decided to make both a boy quilt and a girl quilt…just to cover all my bases. I kind of wished I used something like this home gender test Australia has the availablity to, it would have made my baby quilt colors easier to choose. I was in a sewing mood and quilts are nice and easy!
I got my inspiration for this cute little number from Candy Kirby Designs quilts because her style is about the most irresistible I’ve seen all over Instagram-land! I also really loved the simplicity of sewing a few strips of fabric together, quilting like 12 lines and – BAM. Done.
I’ve always been a bit indecisive when it comes to my favorite colors: blues, greens, pinks, reds. I love them ALL! So I grabbed a couple of blues out of my stash, found this lime and some grays and laid them all out. It was actually quite embarrassing how long it took me to decide what order to put the colors in.
The backing fabric is one of my favorites I’ve ever stumbled upon! It’s from Ikea and just has the names of random numbers scribbled across it. It’s neutral, simple, unusual and went perfectly with my front colors.
Anyone else feel the need to brand yourself with cute little fabric tags?? I followed THIS super easy tutorial for printing mine out at Spoonflower! I love them and I made two different sizes…this larger one for quilts and sheets and big stuff, and a teeny one for kids’ clothes.
Makes me feel super legit.
Then, along came my super sweet baby and it was…NOT a boy!
As luck would have it, the boy quilt had been done for weeks when she came along but the girl version was actually sitting on my kitchen table next to my sewing machine across the room from where I birthed this little beauty.
I did end up finishing that one too but I’ll save that reveal for another post. Trust me, it’s pretty cute too.
And now, I leave you with itty bitty baby toes because, hey…who can resist these tiny tootsies?!
Our baby Marilyn is FOUR weeks old today, and it’s also my birthday. It’s a good thing I had lots of dessert to distract me from the fact that we’re both growing up, and way too quickly.
Pretty sure she looks cuter doing it though. 😉