Navy and White Herringbone Quilt

Navy and White Herringbone Quilt

Something unbelievable has happened!  I finished our little dude's quilt before his arrival.  This is huge for a procrastinator like myself.

Picking out which quilt I wanted to make took a good month.  This was quite the decision.  I ultimately decided on a herringbone pattern.  I like that herringbone has both modern and vintage properties.  Or at least that's what I tell myself.  Next up was the ever difficult color decision.  I wanted the quilt to be part of the nursery but I also want to use it for his monthly photos. There are so many decisions in parenting already.  As you can see navy, white and green won.

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Black and White Cross Quilt

Black and White Cross Quilt

I was going to apologize for the amount of baby crap about to hit this blog.  I won't though.  I don't know what it is but once there's a fetus inside of you, you can only think about babies.  What do I do with a newborn?  How do I find a pediatrician?  Where shall my baby hang once I go back to work? What are good developmental toys for babies? How exactly does breastfeeding work?  It's like a whole other world that I know nothing about and I'm all about information.  All of these questions leave little time for other human related things.  So long story long, I'm currently only capable of talking about baby junk.  Trust me, it's sort of equally annoying to me too.

Not only am I growing a human but a ton of my close friends are too.  Our hangouts have all turned to baby talk.  I swore this day would never happen.  And it has.  I'm totally still holding strong on my anti-mini van stance though.

My best friend is expecting her little boy about 6 weeks before ours is to arrive.  I asked her if she would like a quilt.  Of course she picked out a quilt that I wasn't exactly sure how to tackle but was extremely cute and stylish.  There are reasons why we're friends.  She had her eyes on a black and white cross quilt.

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"Cheater" Baby Quilt Tutorial

"Cheater" Baby Quilt Tutorial

Does it seem like everyone you know is having a baby this year or is it just my friends?  I don't even think it's because we're also having a baby that it seems like there is a baby boom in 2015.

Lots of babies means lots of handmade gifts.  I've been trying to work ahead on quilts.  I finished this quilt before the recipient was born. I think that's a new personal record.

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