With 4th of July around the corner, many people are taking time out of their busy lives to honor those courageous men and women who have given of the themselves, and many with their lives, to give us freedom, that ALL enjoy in the United States. We take time to think of family and friends, past and present , who have marched on into battle and defended my right to write this blog now. This and many other freedoms must never be taken for granted. Those of us not in uniform MUST take time to do our share and ALWAYS say “Thank you’ to our troops.
“Friendships are sewn… one stitch at a time…”
Quilting may not be one of those “team activities” where you have dozens of ladies sit around all the time and join you in your sewing room. Now don’t get me wrong, you will always plenty of friends to keep you company while making that baby crib quilt. Surround yourself with some of my favorite quilting friends. Let me introduce you to some of them.
“One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!”
When designing a new baby quilt, the choice of fabric is so essential to my design. I sit for hours in quiet solitude with my “stash” just rummaging through the piles of organized chaos. I keep my materials together by color, but from that point the rest is truly a decision unique to each and every handmade baby quilt that I design.
“Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage!”
When making a handmade baby crib quilt, I truly would rather start from scratch, choose wonderful colors, and design the baby quilt from the blocks in from of me, than mend a hem, fix a zipper, or tear out a seam. The creative side of me allows me the opportunity to bring to life each baby crib quilt as unique and different as the colors and the patterns themselves.
Have you been searching for just the right baby shower gift for your best friend, your sister, or maybe even a colleague from the office? No matter where you have looked, the idea of finding another outfit that the new baby will outgrow in weeks, or another pile of odds-and –ends from diapers to rattles is just not what you had in mind for a useful and meaningful baby shower gift, then this article is for you.
Are you looking for that special baby shower gift or for that new mother-to-be? Do you have a grandchild, a favorite niece or nephew, or just that extra special young lady or little man, who have a soft spot in your heart and their birthday is around the corner? No ordering store bought gift off …