So - in the mean time I thought I'd share two quilts I made for some precious little girls about a year or two ago... My oldest cousin and his wife had twins and I couldn't resist making them a pink and a purple baby blanket to give them at the baby shower.
When I made my nephew his quilt I had purchased some extra panels of the alphabet squares mostly just in case I messed anything up - but also because good alphabet squares are not easy to come by and I really like "learning" quilts. I love how just putting pink or purple around the blue and green squares makes them very girly!
They were excited, and I think I was the only one who made them handmade quilts for their girls so it was special.
The back of each one was a soft flannel (different prints but both soft flannel)
Then they were sweet enough to take pictures of their dear children with my quilts. This is my favorite part - seeing the chubby faced babies USING the quilts I make. There is nothing MORE fun!
I can't stand it they are so cute!
Even just draped above them on their crib I love! That my quilts could add to a peaceful nights rest - or couple of hours rest - is nice to think about.
Even the back of the quilts were picture worthy. I used a SUPER soft binding so it would be gentle on their little fingers. That is always frustrating to sew the slippery bindings on - but the cozy fluffy fabrics always are nicest to the touch (and worth some aggravation.)
I hope these two little girls are still enjoying the quilts I made them. They are a little bit older now then in these pictures - but they sure get cuttier every single day.