Tomorrow I am co-hosting a baby shower for the baby-group friend who is expecting her 2nd baby in just a couple of weeks. She liked the idea of a baby-group-mommies' reunion, but specifically asked for NO GIFTS. Of course, I had already made her forthcoming baby a little something-something
...so, oh well....You can't really tell a quilter friend NOT to give a baby gift, can you? Maybe quilts don't count.
And one of the other mommies in our little group is ALSO expecting a 2nd baby. Hers is due in May, but while we're all gathered tomorrow I'm going to discreetly pass her a little gift too.
This second baby quilt is just a simple nine-patch, but I love the citrusy colour palette, the "Tufted Tweets" prints, the little elephants (centre of each block and the full back)
...it brought a little sunshine into the house, even if I did have to unpick some lousy straight-line quilting.
The quilting is still straight-line, but now in a bright tangerine, with a solid aqua binding:
I hope each baby enjoys his/her quilt and that each momma can forgive my rule-breaking.