First off, Baby 4 needs a name. You’d think we’d be able to pick one but no, I guess if you keep making kids, you can run out of names. I’m 20 weeks now so we’re halfway there and need to figure out a name quickly. 😉
Anyway, since we’re moving soon, I decided that I HAD to make his newborn quilt before we moved. I searched Pinterest for a pattern and found a nice triangle one and then Hubs and I decided on a theme. I couldn’t think of anything since I was fairly certain we were having a girl. Luckily, Hubs picked dinosaurs and I got some great fabric from Fabric.com. If you recall, I like to make quilts. Piglet has 3, Blueberry has 2, and Mac has 1. He’ll be moving to a twin bed when we move and so I’ll have to plan out a “big boy quilt” pretty soon.
But now, we’re making a newborn one. I needed 6 different fabrics and then got to cutting (118 pieces!) and piecing. Piecing a quilt while pregnant is not fun but Hubs gave me a quilting kit for Piglet when I was pregnant with him and mom guilt drives me to make one for each kid.
Once it was pieced, I had 6 rows to sew and then those 6 rows had to be sewn together. Somewhere along the way, the quilt ended up not being square and so before I sewed the backing on, I had to square it up.
For the backing, I used a piece of flannel. On all my newborn quilts, I forgo batting because they’re easier to swaddle with. I used double fold bias tape to finish the edges of the quilt and that was that. It took about 3 days but I could have done it faster if I wanted too but sewing bias tape stresses me out so I put it off. I put it off while I sewed the kids clothes week and then I finally got sick of the unfinished quilt sitting on my desk and got to sewing.
Overall, I’m happy with how it turned out and while I was finishing it, I’m pretty sure I felt Baby’s first little kicks. Such a little motivator. 😀