Carter’s baby quilts got started back when I was working on my Little Quilts 4 Little Kids book. I didn’t put the quilts in the book because we kept his name a secret until he was born. Without a deadline, his quilts didn’t get finished up in a very timely manner. I have been anxious to finish them so I could get his room together. Somehow, they just seemed to put the finishing touches on his room. I will show you that in my next post, but for now, I will share the photos of the finished quilts.
First up, he had to have a puppy quilt.
The pattern is called Puppy Love and can be found in this book.
This quilt goes on the rocking chair in his room. Right now it will probably be more for looks than use. When he gets older, he might decide he wants to use it. In the meantime, he loves his blankets with the silky edges so we are using them more.
His second baby quilt is the Here Fishy, Fishy quilt. My Mom started this one when I needed the pattern tested for the kids book.
I had her hold off on finishing it because I wanted to add more fish to it (at his Daddy’s request.)
Here is a shot of the original – with only two fish.
I have to say, I love the one with more fish better. I always hesitate to add that much applique to the projects in my books, because it scares people away from making the quilt. In this case, I think it is totally worth it.
This quilt hangs over the crib in his room.
I love it! I hope he will too someday. I will have to start sharing my love of chevrons, googly eyes, and bright colors with him at an early age ;-)
I’ll be back shortly to share the rest of the room . . . .