I really should be working on my Christmas quilts… but Mom needs me…
You see, she has a friend who has commissioned a few baby quilts from her. And this friend is in need of another one come November. But she doesn’t know the sex of the baby. And she doesn’t really know the theme/design she wants. So she asked if Mom could make up a couple for a boy, and a couple for a girl, and then when the baby is born… she can decide which one she wants.
Making multiple baby quilts isn’t really an issue, especially when you can make whatever you want design-wise. Which ever ones she doesn’t want will just end up in our shop. It’s just the timing… Mom not only has her own list of Christmas projects to get through, she also works for the post office. Things are already starting to get busy, and her working days are getting longer. That means less time to sew.
So time for me to lend a helping hand. We’ve already got a few “boy” quilts on hand. But not a lot in the girl department.
So I went through my stash and came up with a layer cake called Tiny Tots
It’s a mix of pink, grey and blue, and I’d always intended on splitting it up into a couple quilts. So, I pulled the pink fabrics from it, as well as some pale yellow from my stash and set to work. Friendship stars are quick and easy, and if you make them big enough, you don’t need that many.
Four… eight… twelve…. they stacked up quickly.
Add some sashing and cornerstones and you’ve got yourself a baby quilt top!
I even have just enough of the grey flannel giraffes leftover from the back of another quilt to do this one.
With any luck, I can get down to Mom’s and quilt it before the end of the month.