Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two Baby Quilts

Two nieces-in-law (is that what you call the wife of a nephew?) are pregnant with baby boys, both due in April.

I dug out a partially finished top for a baby quilt for baby #1. The fabric is a novelty print called Busy Bees, by Tammy DeYoung. I added the border, and TA-DA – ready to be quilted. I have matching fabric for the back – so that this one will soon be checked off the list.

The other quilt will most likely be this Schnibble, one of the projects I took at the Heritage Quilters Winterfest retreat last month. This uses Spring Fling by Terry Atkinson and Liz Lois (from 2002!). I had already made a baby quilt with in a couple years ago, but had enough left to make this Schnibble.

But, now I’m auditioning fabric for the borders. Both candidate fabrics are from the same Spring Fling fabric line, but neither is used in the quilt itself. I have enough of both fabrics for borders (along with a narrower white inner border), but not enough of either to use for backing (unless pieced with other fabrics).

Option 1: Blue Spring Fling print

Option 2: Yellow Spring Fling tone-on-tone

Please feel free to share your opinions. I need some more “eyes” on this before I make the final decision. Whichever one I don't use will most likely become the binding fabric.

PS: I haven’t forgotten to do the drawings for the giveaway. I’ll be doing that right after my workday on Feb. 15th. (I had this post queued up to automatically post before the deadline for the giveaway came and went.)


Linda said...

The baby quilts are beautiful. Don't know if I want to have a baby or be the baby so I can get one!!
Oh yes, and join your family.

LiahonaGirl said...

Linda: Welcome to the family! It's amazing how fast the babies start coming once my nieces and nephews have gotten married. Two or three every year for the past few years! I wasn't going to do baby quilts for them all (and I haven't), but they do work up quickly.

Loraine said...

Woohoo! What are the odds two BFF's, who met by blogging and live in Utah near you, would both win! I'm thrilled. (Congrats to JoJoBean too!)
I'll send you my address. Perhaps we should have a victory lunch with all 3 of us! That would be fun.
Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love giveaways, as they brighten my day!
Yesterday was my stitch group meeting, and I was telling them about you. I was showing them your blog and cute quilts and designs. They are all anxious to meet you. Cindy wants your Busy Bee pattern, as she has a whole wall of bee stuff in her cute house! Hope you will join us next month. We are stitching on Saturday in Logan.

LiahonaGirl said...

Loraine: Yes, I was surprised that you and Jolene were the winners. I was afraid it would look like it was "rigged". But just the luck of the draw!

Linda said...

I am much younger than my sister and brothers. When they were starting their families, their kids came really fast. It seemed we'd get the call one was born, and before you knew it, the other one would call they were expecting. I was only 7, and loved the whole experience.
And thanks, Nancy, I'd love to be a part of your family,


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