The last of the summer baby quilts

Sunday, September 12, 2010 8 Comments »


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.


Jewel said...

Pat, you have to tell me what fabric that owl fabric is. I loveit and my daughter is an owl freak... so adorable.

Pat said...

It's by Valori Wells, for Free Spirit. This is from the Della Flannel collection. I absolutely love her stuff. I made another comforter from her Urban Flannel line for my graddaughter, Madeline. I think I may have purchased the fabric for both blankets from etsy.

If you want to see all of her designs, just google Free Spirit and Valori Wells.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

So pretty; and so right-at-home against the green backdrop of leaves and lawn. I LOVE it! Good luck with all the nursery sewing, it will all turn out just GREAT!

Denise in PA said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! The quilt is very sweet - just love those fabrics o:)

OTquilter said...

What happy, happy news! And I love the fabric you used for Baby's First Blanket.
You will certainly have fun making all the nursery furnishings. (Just don't sneak any of the cowhide in there!)

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Have you seen this tutorial for a stuffed owl?

Pat said...

Nancy: Thanks! I just book-marked it. That little owl is really cute.