Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baby shower gifts

I made my niece Jess a quilt (well almost…didn’t quite get it done in time!) for her baby shower. I had seen something she had pinned on Pinterest and thought it was especially cute! 
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I just used a bleached muslin for the background and I think I will use it for the backing as well…
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Sam was my reluctant assistant!
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I used bias tape to link the triangles.
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I think Jess liked it!  And she said…I pinned a baby quilt like this!!  I said I know!!

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I took fabric scraps and made the card to coordinate…
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I used some glitter and glue to write Baby on the pennants and took some bakers twine to make the hanger for the banner.  I braided it and cut the ends so they could “blow” in the wind!
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I also made the banner to decorate the gift table at the shower…Jess can also use that in her nursery.
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One of the fun things at the shower was that each attendee was asked to bring a onesie that reflected something about them.
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I made a tie applique on this one and also made one for my mom to bring that had rick rack.  We have a joke about how much rick rack my mom used on our clothes growing up!
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We did have a lot of fun watching Jess guess who brought each onesie! 
I am linking to these great parties!
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18 comments:

Kelly @ NJ History said...

That's very cute!

Lisa said...

What cute ideas! I absolutely love the blanket and how you used the theme throughout the whole party!

micki @ ADD housewife said...

very cute! I love how everything coordinated!

Jen said...

wow!!!!! youve been busy and while i love everything about your post

the quilt it gives me ideas I could use on my own crafty things

love the card especially the hanger

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

So awesome! So glad you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

Amanda said...

Hey Ellen! I'm Amanda - I blog at Royal Daughter Designs. I'm co-hosting the Networking Blog Hop and just wanted to say hi! The banners are super cute - and I love the onsies on a clothes line! Great way to decorate for a baby shower. :)

Be blessed!

Terrie said...

You're thoughfulness. Colors are coordnated so well. Your niece must love it.

Chrissy Taylor said...

Very cute! Do you have an etsy shop? I found you through a blog hop and I am a new follower.

Laura Hernandez said...

I'm your newest GFC follower from the blog HOP!
I want to invite you over to the Massive Monthly Giveaway going on right now.
http://our-reflection.blogspot.com/2012/04/massive-monthly-group-giveaway.html

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

I'm stopping in from the blog hop. I'm following. I'd love for you to link up your quilt at my weekly link party on Wednesdays. You can find me at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com

Jill said...

What a great idea with the onesies!!
And I love the quilt and card you made!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

Love the idea of everyone bringing a onesie!

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Dori Stowell said...

Great idea for onesies! My daughter and I are in the process of making a pennant quilt for my sister-in-law's baby shower gift. We are just about done quilting, just need to add the binding!

pinkoddy said...

That's a great idea with the onesies

hannahw said...

What great shower ideas! Here is my Making Monday Marvelous link: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

That quilt is so cute and we LOVE the onesie idea! We need to remember that for the future ;)
Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! We hope we'll see you again next week!

Jami said...

Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Muhammad Atif said...

Colors are coordnated so well, anyone would love it, Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.