I have been struggling trying to find a quilt design to make for our fourth baby.
Robbie’s baby quilt: Bears and balloons (completed before he was born)
I liked the idea of using Bears as a theme for Charlie’s quilt and I found this one: Bears and bow ties in Playful Patchwork Projects .
I started this before Charlie was born and completed by his second birthday. I loved the idea of using the same fabric as what was in Robbie’s. The ruffles were added instead of a binding because he always needed to hold onto the ruffles on my quilt when he nursed to sleep.
Then we decided to have a third baby, Henry.
I found another bear design. The original quilt design was made out of flannel in bright girly tie-dye colors. I wasn’t interested in that. Since I already knew that Henry was a boy.
Henry’s quilt: Bears with huge hearts. I started Henry’s quilt when he was 1.5 years old and completed when he was 2.5 years old.
My idea was to put fabric prints in the heart spot of the things he loves. I ran out of the pink, blue and yellow fabrics used for the older boys’ quilts. I hated making this quilt.
Now we have a fourth baby on the way. I am having a difficult time figuring out what to do next. I don’t feel the need to follow the Bear theme. I would like to have a good start on this quilt before this baby arrives this spring. I have my doubts that I will have any time for sewing once we have four children!
I recently shared some ideas in a past post. Now I think I am ready for a vote from my friends and family!
This was my inspiration for a scrap quilt because I have tons of scraps to use came from this pattern of a table runner:
I have spent a few hours sewing strips together, ironing and cutting out squares. Now that I have it laid out I am not happy with how it is looking. It looks nothing like a baby quilt to me. I could see these squares made into bags or with more squares added it would be a nice lap quilt. I did have fun using up all these scraps!
Until today I was ready to give up on this project. And sew like crazy on other fun things that I have been working on or want to make. Because if I have a girl I may want to make something really pretty with purple fabrics and if I have a boy I could make a definite “boy” quilt.
The winner of the vote is:
This Bear quilt I found this one at http://natteringssmattering.blogspot.com/2011/06/tumbling-teddy-bears-latest-baby-quilt.html: