I must confess – I don’t do baby things.
When a baby shower comes up I go buy diapers and my favorite story book, The Giving Tree and wrap it up.
Babies are messy and new Mums are busy, tired and stressed out. And I am not wasting my time knitting a baby garment to puked on and wrecked in the dryer. (Yes I am bitter over a past experiences.)
Last Winter my dear friend Kimberly told me she was pregnant there was an odd spark inside me and I had an urge to make something. I was just beginning my quilting classes and knew I could make a baby quilt. I automatically started shopping for fabric.
No surprise but I don’t do baby colors either-
The world is way to pretty for just pink for girls.
A baby quilt it was – sewing is soooo much faster than knitting…. A lovely Tossed 9 patch was started.
Later in Spring, as I was tying to figure out what to with my quilt top, I had an urge to crochet a baby blanket. Crochet goes soooooo much faster than knitting.
Plus I have always wanted to recreate the blanket my Great-Grandmother made my Mother when she was born and now I had my chance.
I got my hands on this beautiful heirloom last Spring when I was helping my Mum clean out the cedar closet.
Kimberly is well connected in the Knitting world. Kimberly knits and crochets herself. Kimberly’s HUSBAND knits and spins. A lovely couple who are definitely knowledgeable in the care of handmade items.
Their Baby came early in June instead of July… All was fine and she is a beautiful Baby…. I was no where near done!
The baby blanket turned out more of a car seat cover but I think it is pretty cool.
I could block the blanket out to the same size as my Mums but it was made for a busy family so it is just wash and dry.
I am really proud of my finally completed baby quilt. I mean REALLY proud- this is my fist completed quilt made 100% by me!!
Luckily the Darling Baby is only 5 months old and winter is coming!!
Blissful knitting every one,
P.S. Kimberly, I am popping this in the mail today.