Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pinwheels and Prairie Points

A really good friend of mine back in Las Vegas is getting ready to welcome a new baby girl into her family. I am so sad I can’t be there for her baby shower, but I enjoyed spending some time these last few weeks making her baby gift. Here is the coordinating onesie, skirt, shoes, and burp cloth I sent her.
Gotta love the shoes!
Here is the blanket/quilt I made. I don’t know if I can technically call it a quilt because it only has a top and a backing, but no middle batting layer. I used a nice warm fuzzy backing so I didn’t think batting was necessary. The top is pieced and I bound the edges like I would do a quilt.
I have never done prairie points on a quilt before and I absolutely love them on this quilt. They were definitely worth the extra effort.
Her baby shower is a book shower and everyone is supposed to bring books for the new baby. I love the idea, especially for a mom who is not a first timer. Although I never pass the opportunity to make fun baby items for my friends, I also wanted to stick with the theme of the shower. I found this vintage book from 1960 at a little bookstore near downtown Orlando. I loved this story as a kid and it didn’t hurt that the colors/fabrics in the quilt totally remind me of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Other than a little wear on the corners it was in amazing condition, there is no writing or torn pages in the book, and the colors in the photos are still vibrant. It was an awesome find!

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  1. Oh wow! I know zero about quilting, but I ADORE the colors of your quilt, and the prairie points are so lovely! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  2. You are so talented! I love the pinwheels!! Excited to be a new follower!

  3. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. How stinkin cute! I love the whole outfit. The shoes made me go 'ahhhhhh!' :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my party :)

  4. This is great! I love the colors. What pattern did you use to make the shoes? They're just too cute!

    1. Thanks so much! There are lots of different tutorials on the web on how to make baby shoes. I used this one that includes a downloadable pattern:

  5. those are amazing gifts. I love the pinwheel. Those shoes are adorable!

  6. That's so sweet.. You're a good friend. ~ Tanya