I have a brand new nephew. My brother Bruce and his wife Emily had a baby boy. He was born on May 31 and didn't learn what the gender was ahead of time, so I started sewing as soon as I heard the news.
I have a friend who often gives me quilting magazines that she's no longer interested in keeping. A while ago, she gave me a copy of McCall's Quick Quilts (the June/July 2017 issue). This "Rex and Roo" pattern stood out to me. I copied the fabric colors from the pattern, using my fabric stash. It came together really fast.
I really liked being able to use a cute black fabric in a baby quilt- that's not something that's super easy to do. But this bear print is so adorable- I am glad I still have a little leftover. I also like that I was able to use a cute fox print and the Sarah Watts Sleep Tight print is to die for!!!!
I had a bit piece of grey binding leftover from this quilt (2013!) and I put it to good use here. I quilted it with loops and stars and prewashed it before I packed it up with some other hand sewn goodies I didn't take the time for pictures - burp cloths, bibs, and a diaper holder/changing pad. I packed everything up into a medium flat rate box and bought a shipping label online. I didn't want to bring my kids to the post office, but the large box was too big for my mailbox. Just after lunch, I heard the motor of the mail carrier truck and I ran down the street after it without even stopping to put on shoes! It was a bit of a distance before I caught up to the mailman but it was so worth not dragging my kids to the post office and I was happy to send it off as soon as possible.
I have another important quilt finish to share soon. I just need to get a decent photo.