A quilt for Oliver
Some friends of ours are expecting their first baby in the next month. The baby shower is this weekend and, although we can’t be there in Missouri to celebrate with them, we are obviously sending a gift. Along with my go-to baby shower gift, Baby 411, they’re getting a quilt. Insert advertisement here….if you or someone you know is having a baby, you NEED this book. Seriously. They say babies don’t come with instruction manuals, but “they” must not have read this book. We used it so much with both of our kids that now call it “The Book.” It’s actually funny and it’s easy to find the stuff you need to know. I’ve given one to every mom-to-be since Eleanor was born and each mom has mentioned over and over how much they use it. Now we’ve moved on to Toddler 411. OK. End of sales pitch. On to the quilt!
I wanted to make a zig zag quilt, since it’s a style I’ve not yet made. It was super easy and I used this method for making the half square triangles. Seriously. Watch it. It’s crazy how fast they go together! Side note…. I swear I’ve seen the woman in the video before. I still can’t place it, but I’m certain. That business is about 15 miles from my hometown, so I know I’m not losing it. At least I hope I’m not!
I am extra excited about the back of the quilt. I pieced some letters to spell out the baby’s name…. after one quick phone call to our friends to make sure they were set on the name. That would have been embarrassing at the shower! “Uh, thanks for the quilt, but we’d changed our minds….”
I got it all quilted up last night and shipped off to Kansas City this morning. I’ll post pictures of the finished quilt tomorrow!