My youngest sister Ellen is having a baby, but unfortunately she lives in another state from me so I wasn't able to attend her baby shower this past weekend. They haven't found out whether they are having a boy or a girl so when I was making her a baby shower gift I thought I'd go for a orange/aqua colour scheme which I hope is gender-neutral enough.
Remember this block? Well this is what I made from it .....
I quilted it in straight lines approx 1/4" on either side of the vertical seams and made it into a cushion for the nursery. It's approx 15.5" square. I decided to sew yoyo's on for eyes instead of buttons since it's for a newborn nursery.
.... and here's the back ....
I also made a Scottie softie using the same fabrics and Denyse Schmidt's free pattern.
It turned out a little wonkier than I'd hoped because the strip between the front and back stretched a little as I sewed the back on, but I'm hoping the baby will love cuddling it regardless :) Next time I think I'd make it out of heavier weight fabrics.
And here they are together .....
(Excuse the cushion being a little crushed as I had just trialled vacuum sealing them to
reduce their size to send them interstate, hopefully those creases will drop out soon :)
Hope you and the bub enjoy them Elle!!