Baby Showers Galore

I live in an area where I’m really close to a lot of ladies that I attend church with. Many of them are sewers, several are learning to quilt, and most of them are young moms. That means lots of baby quilts and oodles of baby showers!

Rose Buds Quilt KitI went to lunch this week to celebrate two friends and their baby girls. For my friend Alissa who has been hit by the quilting bug, I gave her this little wrapped up bundle for her new bundle of joy.

My gift to her is to teach her to make a quilt from it. I selected a pack of pink & green City Girl fat quarters along with the French Rose Buds baby quilt pattern.

We are going to have a good ole’ fashioned sewing bee while she puts this quilt together.

A few years ago I made Alissa’s first daughter the quilt below. I thought it would be cute for her to make a coordinating quilt for her second daughter. It’ll be “sew” much fun!Adelynn's QuiltMy other friend Heather has 3 boys and finally had a sweet baby girl last month. She’s the one I made the pink and green French Roses quilt for. (See previous posts for pictures of that one). I had to snap this adorable picture of her cute little girl dressed in a day of the dead skirt with matching “Skull” cap! Perfect for an October outing, don’t you think?

Heather and Baby GirlSkull BabyIt was hard to get her to wake up and the lighting was bad but it’s still a cute picture!

The skirt reminds me of the new Day of the Dead & Sugar Skulls fabric from Alexander Henry that I just posted on my website this week. Too fun!!

French Pastries Anyone?

Today Jason and I met some friends in Paris. (The famous hotel in Las Vegas, not the city). They introduced us to this fantastic bakery serving authentic French pastries. We started off with crepes for brunch followed by an assortment of yummy fruit tarts and crispy croissant treats.

French PastriesImagine my surprise when I came across an assortment of aprons in the shop made from material I used to carry. My favorite was a Paris Cafe themed fabric produced by Michael Miller several years ago (that sold out quickly and is now out of print). There were also some aprons sewn from Anna Maria Horner prints, too. This just goes to show that fabrics are for more than just quilts!

French Aprons