Anyone up for some sweet baby pics with a little homemade quilt thrown in? I made Trey a mini quilt using some of my hubby Kyle’s old dress shirts.
Oh there’s the little guy!
Trey reminds me so much of his daddy! He has a miniature version of his daddy’s smile, demeanor and his daddy’s toes…
But he has his mommy’s hands! (Silly, I know, but I think his long fingers are just like mine.)
Oh yeah, the quilt… that’s why you guys are here. I got a little distracted. It is six (6 inch) squares by six (6 inch) squares. I added a few of my favorite fabric scraps in with Kyle’s shirts then lined the back in some super soft textured Minky fabric. Because of its smaller size it’s perfect for tummy time or a car seat blanket.
There’s no batting in the center, instead I used another blanket. Sounds strange, but my husband’s favorite blanket is made this way, so it was a request. I used a waffle blanket cut to size. The effect is a much heavier quilt with a good drape. To keep the three layers together I hand stitched a little tag in the center of each square.
I love how haphazard the tags look with the strings sticking out. And those sweet baby blue eyes…
Back to the quilt. Hopefully it will stand the test of time, so I made sure to leave my initials.
Maybe most of you already know how to make a basic quilt. I’m no expert, but I thought I would share a tutorial and some layout tips with you soon. Gotta go hug my little guys right now!