Monday, November 14, 2011

Blanket for a baby boy

We got to celebrate with one my most favorite couples at a baby shower over the weekend! Pregnancy is still such a funny, mysterious thing to me. I can't wrap my mind around the fact that soon these dear friends are going to have a baby. That lives in their house, for real!

After my trial run with a baby blanket, I decided to do another one for Baby Luther. I ventured into the world of blue and orange for this one, since it's going to a baby boy! I also embroidered a little "L" in the corner for their last name. BBL is as Southern as they come, and I didn't think she'd want to turn down a monogramming opportunity.

This one has longer, thinner stripes than the first one. I also tried hand-tying the quilt with embroidery floss for the first time - you can see it a little bit in the last photo. It's a super easy way to quilt, if you're nervous about sewing on top of your work!

We threw a few board books into the mix for baby's library, too, including Spot's First Christmas, some Dr. Seuss and Let's Dance, Little Pookie, which I think is just about the best title I've ever heard. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 


  1. darling! i'm so impressed! quilting kind of scares me...

  2. This is another Julie sewing project that has me in awe--so adorable! I'm sure mommy and baby will treasure it.

  3. LOVE it! I attempted to make several quilts last winter but got bogged down by all the details and never got them actually quilted after I finished piecing. These are adorable (and fit the bill as quilts!), but look simple to make! What a good idea about tying with embroidery floss - everyone has been telling me to use yarn, but I don't like how that looks so much. Genius!

  4. Brie, hand tying is the best way to start with quilting, I think. I wish I had tried it sooner! Not scary at all.

    Ashley, thank you! I love these colors. Made me think boys stuff can be cute and fun, too.

    Laura, thanks so much for stopping by! I'm am a huge fan of simple and easy. If I can't do it in an afternoon, I'm too likely to lose interest! This is definitely a quick, fun project, as far as quilts go.

  5. wow, so pretty! i'm sure he'll love it. :)


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