Some good friends of ours, MonkeyRacer and his wife, are expecting their first child in October. Mr. Tux and MonkeyRacer have been good friends for years and catch-up whenever they can. MonkeyRacer was the best man at our wedding and his wife took some of my favorite pictures during the ceremony. Because of how close we are to them, I wanted to give their baby a more personalized gift than something chosen off a registry. I have been working on Baby M’s quilt all summer now and can’t wait to give it to the parents in two weeks when we see them. This is the first time I have quilted a baby quilt, and I am happy with the way it turned out. The colors are blue and green; not very girly, but since the family is very out-doorsy and not really into the whole girly-pink scene, I wanted something that would fit their lifestyle. Hence, blue and green.
Here is a preview of the completed baby quilt…Enjoy:
I used a simple log house pattern. When I finished all the quilt blocks, I realized I had made one extra. I ended up using the last block as one side of a bag. The quilt folds up and fits nicely into the bag; making it a really cool quilt to take to the park or just throw in the car to have. I loved quilting this, and can’t wait to do another quilt next summer after school gets out.