Whoooo could this be for?
This is MOST special of all of the summer 2010 baby quilts because it is for my daughter and son-in-law's very first child!
Baby Ojeda is due to make his (or her) grand entrance at the end of February. This will be our 4th grand child, but will be the very first on the Ojeda side of the family -- as you might imagine, joy abounds.
Kate and Paul want the sex of their baby to be a surprise, so I chose a non gender-specific flannel by Valori Wells for Baby O's first comforter. I think it's smashing, with colors that are sure to grab any baby's attention.
Next up on the agenda? The nursery suite! I told Kate that one of my gifts would be a fabric ensemble for the baby's room: dust skirt for the crib, bumpers, changing table pad, crib sheets, curtains, and anything else that suits out expectant fancy. Her tastes run to the more modern and "organic" (her description), definately not pale baby colors or even cute children's prints. And of course it can't scream "boy" or "girl". And it needs to compliment the fabulous crib they found on Craig's List. Oy.
What did she pick? Thanks to a layer cake of fabric I had in my sewing room, she found just the thing: Fandango, by Kate Spain. We'll neutralize the girlier aspects and combine colors to make an ensemble that's both baby appropriate and mommy stylish. I took advantage of a huge pattern sale at Joann's last week, bought a very nice Vogue pattern for a box-pleated dust skirt, and got the bumper innards. I'll write out my yardage requirements this week in anticipation of a trip to The Hayloft or The Old Country Store next Saturday. This is gonna be a major fabric buy.
Stay tuned in future posts for progress reports.