I love baby showers! For one thing, It gives me a good excuse to make a quilt and go to a party with lots of tasty food. I was not disappointed. The expectant mom, Robin, and her husband did not want to know the gender of their baby, so planning a quilt was somewhat difficult. That did not stop the dedicated quilters. Robin and her baby, boy or girl, received four gorgeous quilts!
Robin is a huge Mickey Mouse fan, so you can't go wrong with Mickey! Below is an adorable Mickey quilt made by my daughter-in-law, Lori, and her mom, Cheryl. It was perfect! Along with the quilt, they made Mickey pillows and a soft cloth Mickey baby book. Since Robin is also a quilter, they included the extra Mickey fabric with their present. So thoughtful and so cute!
|Do you like the rick-rack, Miss Carol?|
For Robin and Baby, I decided to make the Nursery Rhyme quilt that was one of the ten quilts on my goals list for this year.
The Nursery Rhyme quilt "required" mitered corners. I have never done them before, so I tried to ignore the directions and just do the borders like I always did. However, that would NOT work at all because of the pattern on the border. I cut the material wrong and ended up sewing the borders back together and fudging the mitered corners. The only way I finally got the border lines to match was to baste the corners together before I sewed them on the machine. That worked. Still, I hope Robin does not look too closely at these corners. See what I mean? . . .
Ah, well! This is how we learn; trial and error. Just drape it over a chair and you will never even notice the corners.