Saturday, January 26, 2013

Showers and Quilts

I finally have some finished projects to show you.  It is all because my friends are having babies.  Thank goodness it isn't me!  For my friend Renata from Brazil, I made a cloth book of The Tawny Scrawny Lion.  Do you remember that book along with The Saggy Baggy Elephant?  I remember reading them to my brother.





I got the fabric panel from Elaine's Quilt Block.  It was zippy-quick to put together.

I bought some darling Marmalade by Moda fabric charms from Quilts Etc. and knew that it would make a sweet quilt for Amanda.








No baby shower would be complete without food.  And my dear neighbors brought over wonderful food.  





Don't you wish you could come to a baby shower at my house?  No silly shower games for us.  Just great food, good friends, and lots of presents.  

22 comments:

  1. Man! I'm trying to think deep 'n hard. How long has it been since I attended a baby shower?! Oh, how I miss these happy events!

    In my book, the handmade items are the priceless ones. They'll never go to the garage sale. They'll never go to Goodwill. They'll be passed down for generations, even as they wear, tear and are dragged everywhere. Ah! I love it!

    Good job, girl!
    Kelley~

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  2. Love the colors on the baby quilt! Beautiful! I'm sure she will treasure it.

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  3. Thank you so much again for hosting it was so much fun and I LOVE the quilt. I hope you win a prize just for how cute it is.

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  4. I don't have to wish that I could come to a baby shower at your house! Thank you so much for the invitation. It was a fabulous event!

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  5. Love the quilt, so cute! What an amazing gift to a friend!
    Oh, all the cakes and the food... Looks soooo good! You really know how to host a babyshower. I've actually never been to one, it's not a tradition in Sweden. :( The only gathering around a coming of a baby is the baptism/namegiving. It does sound like a very fun idea though!

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  6. Your cloth book is amazing - I recently made one for a secret santa gift and it was fun to put together. I love your quilt too. Popping over from The Let's Get Acquainted blog hop :-)

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  7. The cloth book is fun. The baby will love it; my daughter always did. The mom will love it too.

    The food looked wonderful. I'm not into the silly party games either and didn't do them the only time I gave a shower for someone.

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  8. Beautiful quilt and cute cloth book! Well done! I'm visiting from Plum & June Monday Get Acquainted Linky. I'm #7 on the link up.

    Cheers!
    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  9. Stopping by from the Freemotion Quilting Project. What beautiful gifts you made!

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  10. What wonderful gifts! I've been through my run of babyshowers as my daughter and three of her friends all have little ones turning one this year. One more shower coming up next month for a good friend and her top is ready to sandwich and quilt next week so it's done in time. I bought the panel for the Pokey Little Puppy and want to turn it into a story quilt instead of a book. Another project to start one of these days. Visiting from Leah Day's UFO Sunday list.
    Liz
    Gypsy Dreamer Quilts

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  11. Cute quilts. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today.

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  12. I see you stopped by my blog and commented on my neon gathered clutch. Thank you for your kind words. It is neat to meet another math teacher out in the blogosphere.
    Have a great week!
    http://thedomesticgroove.blogspot.com/

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  13. Looks like fun! I'll take your kind of baby showr over the silly ganmes any time!

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  14. It looks delicious... my niece just had a baby 2 nights ago, but they're in Alabama, so we couldn't make it from Seattle! That lemon/limeaide looks so wonderful... like it's summer. Thanks for following my blog and I'm looking forward to doing the same with yours!

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  15. Good for you! I detest shower games. Baby showers seem to be slightly worse than bridal showers too!

    Love the quilt! Great baby quilt--looks quick and easy, but super cute!

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  16. Cute book and quilt. I do hate shower games. Very yummy looking goodies. :)

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  17. Love the quilts, just perfect!
    I've nominated you for a Liebster award, it's a chance to blog hop with other small blogs, if you're interested check out the details on my blog today : )

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  18. Wow! Lucky recipients! The quilt is just gorgeous, and you have me looking for those fabric books for a couple of new babies I know. And, yes, it's all about the sweet gifts and the FOOD!

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  19. I love that baby book idea.....i remember that book too. If I could make a quilt like that I would have to keep it! So pretty.

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  20. That book is so cute! And the baby shower looks fun and fantastic. I know what you're saying about the shower games. My girlfriend is having one for me in March and I specifically requested no games!

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  21. I don't remember that book, but I loved little golden books (we don't have them here in Norway, but I had a collection at my dad's in the US). I really like how sunny that Marmalade quilt looks with the yellow solid! And nice work getting all those points to line up:)

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  22. That quilt is GORGEOUS! Lucky little baby ;o)

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