Life with Kit has been going well – she usually has at least one 3-4 hour stretch of sleep at night, which is fantastic. My teenage & early 20s self would have never dreamed that I would be excited to have 4 hours of sleep in a row, but that’s the new reality in the Fox house. Steve has been a champ, as the anointed CDO of the house (aka, Chief Diaper Officer). I’m the CBO (Chief Breastfeeding Officer), but am starting to pump so that Steve can get in on the feeding action (I’ve already changed more than a few diapers, so fair is fair).
Anyway, I was able to sneak in a couple of hours over the course of Friday to make the world’s simplest quilt. One of my high school friends, Abbie, is going to join the mom club in September. She is having a girl (SO MANY GIRLS being born to people I know), and is decorating her nursery in coral, aqua, and gray – LOVE that color scheme!
And as it turns out, my favorite fabric designer Tula Pink’s Prince Charming collection easily brings in the coral & aqua. I also added in a coral print from Khristian Howell’s Woodland collection, plus a gray from Mark Cesarik’s Calypso Swing. I took straight 1/4 yard cuts of 5 prints and sewed them together.
For the quilting, I just stitched in the ditch of each seam, plus halfway through each print. I also cheated a bit, and didn’t do any binding – I don’t mind this on a baby quilt, since my intent is for it to get used & washed quite a bit. That’s also why I went with the super simple quilting, to keep the quilt soft and flexible.
I used one of my favorite fabrics from Prince Charming, the raindrops. The finished size is approximately 45” square, which is probably my preferred size to make for a baby quilt.
I was able to mail out the quilt today, along with a couple of re-gifts (*ahem* yeah, I’m bad…but Kit doesn’t need 2 copies of the Very Hungry Caterpillar board book…). Hopefully Abbie & baby enjoy the quilt!
Next up on the sewing list?? Some variant of a hooter hider so I can breastfeed modestly…and of course, Kit’s quilt needs to be finished!