Early this year, I treated myself to starting some brand new quilts. Both of these quilts await the birth of a niece of nephew in the early summer. I am ready for either gender. The parents decided to not learn the baby's sex prior to birth and although it's a little frustrating to now know, I can't complain. I chose not to learn the gender of three out of the four of my own children.
This pattern probably looks familiar if you've just read my last post. The Growing Up Modern book is pretty handy for easy and quick baby quilts. The star of this quilt is this "Dream World" fabric- I just love the children riding animals. The book by Emily Winfield is delightful too. Of course, I have a new copy waiting to be gifted with the quilt.
This second quilt is also a pattern from the Growing up Modern book. I was in the mood to use some of my fun low volume fabrics. I used a lavender Lizzy House pearl bracelet as a background fabric.
I quilted on some thrifted minky I've had for ages and the quilting was easier this time. It's a very snuggly quilt.
I really enjoy making baby quilts, they're not overwhelming like larger, more intricate projects can be. I would love to continue this trend of having "spare" gift quilts waiting for the right occasion. It helps lessen the pressure when a deadline is looming and still helps making the quilt feel purposeful.
If my brother and his wife have a girl, I think I might give them both of these quilts anyway because they already have a two year old son- see his quilt in this post. Also, as a sidenote: I was actually aiming for a "gender neutral" quilt when I made the Dream World one- do you think it would work for both boys and girls?