Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby Shower

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!!


  1. Very cute! One to hold and one to rest on. Clever girl.

  2. The cushion looks fabulous Amelia!! I had a bit of trouble sewing the shaped Scottie together too:)

  3. I love the coordinated cushion and plushie -- great gender neutral colours, too. Maybe instead of thicker fabrics you could stabilise with some interfacing?

    I saw this cool trick on Elizabeth Hartman's blog for sewing up squares using interfacing, could kill two birds with one stone:

  4. Such a lovely baby shower gift and I love the colours you've picked, nice and bright.

  5. Thanks sooooo much Milla ... I love love love them and I can't wait to put them in the nursery when we move in! Those are such great colours and I feel so blessed to have sisters with such talent! Love you xoxo