Wednesday, April 17, 2013

More Babies, More Showers

When we moved to our current neighborhood, it was fairly elderly, to put it mildly.  We, with 2 out of 3 children who were teenagers, were considered a "young" family.  Now more and more truly young families are moving in and that means babies.  And babies means shower and quilts.  

I made this quilt for my friend Julie from the Moda Marmalade collection of flannel fabrics.  I had also used these for  a pinwheel quilt a few months ago.  





Don't you love how a quilt will pucker up and soften a bit after the first washing?  Do you wash your quilts before you give them away?


Because Julie is the Young Women's youth leader in our church, the girls were invited to the shower, and they made these darling onesies.  




16 comments:

  1. I have only ever made two gift quilts! But yes, I washed them first, to make sure they didn't fall apart.
    Our neighborhood has done the same - in our 15 years here we've gone from no families with kids to three (of six) houses on the street with kids. It's nice to hear them playing in the afternoons.

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  2. I really like the colors of your quilt! the onesies are so cute!

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  3. Another beautiful quilt ! The onesies are adorable also!

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  4. I love your quilts, they're gorgeous! It's funny how there seems to be a general age in most neighborhoods. Sometimes due to time of building of course, but even in old areas, there's still the same phenomenen. Quite nice for the kids - they'll have plenty of playmates close in age-range =)

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  5. What a sweet soft colorful quilt - I also prewash before I give away - it's that last step that makes the quilt truly finished in my eyes!

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  6. I always wash my quilts before giving them away, especially the baby quilts. If something is going to go wrong, I'd much rather find it myself so I can fix it or give a different quilt. Luckily (I guess) the only disasters have been with quilts I planned to keep for myself.

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  7. Your quilts are so beautiful and look so soft even in the photo. I have yet to make one, but maybe I'll make one for the new niece or nephew I will have in September! I will definitely pre-wash :) They look so nice with the added dimension from being washed and dried.

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  8. I'm in love with that quilts, the patterns and colors! Moda Marmalade, huh. I'm pinning for future reference.

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  9. How soft and cuddly and gorgeous? Great gifts :)

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  10. Beautiful quilt & the onesies are such fun, lovely idea

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  11. So pretty! I also wash quilts before I give them away :) Beautiful!

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  12. I really like the Marmalade collection. And in flannel - even better!

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  13. Congratulations on the finish! I try to wash every quilt-gift before "handing it over". Mostly because I have been handling it so much, and sometimes my cat likes to sniffle at it, or even worse, sits on one to claim it for herself! ;-)
    Esther

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  14. Sewing baby gifts is the best! I've never even made a blanket...but you make me want to quilt!

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  15. Gorgeous quilt!
    You bagged a prize on my give away too!

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  16. Those onesies turned out precious! And I love the quilts that look well-loved!

    Going to be making my first baby quilts for my unborn grandsons with their not-yet-a-grandfather's old shirts. Each shirt is plaid, so it's going to be fun. Wish me luck! Um, WHEN am I making these little dudes? Ummmmmmmm.....

    Kelley~

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