This coming weekend I am hosting a very small baby shower/brunch for the daughter of a dear friend. There will just be seven or eight of us; I am vehemently opposed to massive showers where 30-40 of the bride's or mom-to-be's closest friends are in attendance.
This pregnancy was a long time coming, and the little boy is due on Christmas Eve. Some of us already have begun to think of him as Nicholas. I had a great time making this quilt. The pattern came from Sarah Fielke's Hand Quilted With Love and wasn't difficult at all. If you get the book and want to make this quilt, be sure to check the errata page on Sarah's blog.
I hand quilted it and it took a long time. But I am very pleased with the way it turned out.
This past weekend I wanted to play with some Rowan/Westminster scraps and started cutting 2-1/2" squares because I had Kristy Daum's "Mazed" pattern in mind. Another good friend's daughter has a much-wanted fourth pregnancy and is due in March. Usually I make a quilt for just the first baby among my friends' children's offspring. But it occurred to me that a fourth baby should have something new. With three boys in the house already, I can imagine what the family is hoping. So I put together this flimsy for a baby girl and prolly will start hand-quilting it after Christmas. I have a duplicate of "Nicholas's" quilt in flimsy stage and will get it finished, too. In this case, it is important to me to give a gender-specific quilt, not a generic.