Baby Things

Thursday, December 01, 2011 5 Comments »
I make a special flannel quilt for each of my grandchildren. They are meant to be used, loved, put on the floor as a play surface, wrapped around strollered babies, dragged around as a favorite blanky, and washed over and over.  Here is Maddie's, and here is Alma's.   I'm not sure where the pictures are for Annabelle's and Ians (sorry). 

Here is the lastest one, for baby Owen.


I love Valori Wells Flannel.  Modern, colorful, and very high quality.  If you are looking for a good source for quality flannels (and other fabrics!), try QuiltHome.  I have purchased quite a bit of fabric from them and can't say enough positive things; great service, fast shipping, and just awesome communication.    

 I also made a dozen burp clothes, or "burpsters".  They are meant for heavy use & will stand up to lots and lots of washing.  The plain ones are flannel on both sides, sandwiched with a layer of thin (Joann's) flannel & lightly quilted.  The super soft ones (the ones my daughter loves) are flannel on one side, and a fleecy fabric (from Joann's) on the other, sandwiched with thin flannel and lightly quilted.  They are super soft and just so cozy for baby to put his face on when he's being held over your shoulder. 

Owen's Burpsters

Super (fuzzy) Burpster

Plain Burpster

Kate likes the burpsters so much she asked me to make 2 sets of 4 each for up-coming baby showers.  Now I need to get busy on those crib sheets:  two cotton/one flannel for Owen, and two flannel for Alma.  I'll post pix when they are finished.  


Michele said...

The prairie points on the baby quilt are a great touch. How you make your labels? They look great and not real stiff like the ones I've made on the computer.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Owen is just adorable! Love his quilt and burpsters. :-)

howdidIgethere said...

You are one BUSY lady! Echoing Michele's question -- how do you make your labels?

WV: tructor -- a vehicle with three wheels and a huge storage compartment

Mrs.Pickles said...

everything is so cute!

Becky said...

Love it all! They look so cozy and cuddly.