Quilt for Baby Scarlett Rose

My co-worker Michelle is expecting her first child, a little girl in August. We had the best time last week picking out fabric at and a pattern at Jackman’s Fabrics here is St. Louis.

Michelle's Quilt Here is the beautiful Bonnie and Camille fabric we found. And here is the pattern–Baby Cakes from this book Little Quilts 4 Little Kids.

bookbook 1 There are lots of cute kids’ quilts in this book–I see many more baby quilts in my future. Can I just quit my job and sew everyday?!  How fun would that be. Besides not being able to afford it, wouldn’t appreciate my sewing time as much if I could do it all the time.

This quilt requires applique–I could do it with a machine, but I’m told it won’t hold up as well to lots of washing. So I think I will learn how to do needle turn applique.  You know they say learning new skills, like quilting, keep the brain sharp. Here’s a great story from NPR just this week. Here’s to staying young through quilting!!


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