Friday, June 17, 2011

Hangovers and Another Baby Quilt

I am currently suffering from a travel hangover.

To be more precise, a traveling-with-two-toddlers-and-a-baby hangover.

You all know what I am talking about. That incoherent daze that takes over your body after you return from a trip and takes many days and many cups of coffee to get rid of. Our trip to Virginia was great. We saw some old friends and the hubby and I were able to go out quite a bit without the kids. Charlotte was finally baptized and I even got to go to my first vineyard with my mom and sisters for a wine tasting (I know, WAY overdue). I'm definitely hooked.

Another highlight of our trip was being able to see my brother-in-law, Nick, his wife, Cait, and their son, Little Nick. I love spending time with them and even lived with them for a short period of time last year, while Cait was still pregnant with Nick and I was pregnant with Charlotte. Two preggo women in one house might equal danger for some, but we had good times. They are currently pregnant again and due near the end of September.

About two weeks before we left for Virginia, Nick and Cait found out they were having a girl this time around. Yay!! As soon as I found out, I started on their baby quilt so I could give it to them while we were all there together. The process of making them is getting shorter and shorter and I think my corners are slowly improving.

Still not perfect, but a vast improvement from the last one, right?

Again, I used the girls' old (free!) receiving blankets for the blocks in the front and the backing flannel I believe I found at JoAnn's on sale.
I still have enough receiving blanket blocks to make another two, maybe three quilts. There are lots of babies coming this year so I have a lot more to make. And thank goodness, one of those babies is for sure a boy so I'm excited, after making nothing but girly quilts, to make one for a baby boy. Here's a sneak peak at some of the fabric I'm using for it:
I love the owl fabric and the orange and blue chevron! Almost makes me want to have another baby boy...almost...this factory is closed for business.

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  1. Cute blanket! I love the fabric too, those owls are adorable. :)

  2. What a beautiful blanket! I love the boy fabric you have picked fun!!! :)

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back-I appreciate that!). Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)

  3. Adorable! Now if only I had some free time lol. I'm stopping by from the Serenity Now Party & would LOVE for you to link up to my party too! Also check out my giveaway going on until tomorrow night if you have time.


  4. Pretty quilt! Love all the pink!

  5. This is so beautiful! I love the idea of using old receiving blankets to make it! It makes it so much more sentimental! Thank you so much for linking up! Have a wonderful week! :)
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