Because I’m apparently into overkill, I decided to make a second baby quilt for my new niece. My oldest son was the ring bearer in Mackenzie’s parents’ wedding, and I had been holding onto the bridesmaid dress fabric since I had made his little vest to wear in the wedding. I had always thought that if they had a girl, it would be perfect. I wasn’t about to pass up my chance!
This was a close runner up to the quilt that the mother ended up choosing, and since it would work perfectly with the solid pink satin, I decided to go for it. I had WAY more pink fabric than I could use on the front, so I ended up making a fairly elaborate design on the back as well, and I added the name for a special touch.
And while we’re on the subject of personalization—I am sooo wanting an embroidery machine. I never thought I’d want one, but I’ve been loving adding the baby’s name to quilts, and they’re also useful for making custom/personalized labels for the back. I’ve been holding out, but I think I’m going to cave and use Christmas money this year.
So, two quilts for one tiny baby girl. It never hurts to have a spare baby quilt for the car, right?