I know a few lovely ladies who are expecting and the babies are due mid February. I thought the holidays would be a good time to make a few gifts. As I don't know the sex of the babies, I'm will have to cover both possible outcomes.
Yesterday I completed these 'boy' bibs in fabric called Bungle Jungle with a pattern called Charming Bibs I bought from Red Raspberry Quilts.
This one is made following the instructions. It has wadding inside and quilted with homespun on the back.
This one is backed with white towelling and also quilted. I finished the edge with bias binding. By the time I finished sewing the binding down, it looked like it had been snowing on my lounge. (I forgot what a mess towelling can make when you cut it.)
It was a good opportunity to practice a bit of free hand quilting with the BSR on my Bernina. Had a lesson a couple of years ago, but just couldn't remember how to set up the machine. It was a matter of 'when all else fails, read the instruction... again.. and again .. and again until I finally worked it out.
Next job...make some pretty girly ones.
In the meantime, I am plodding away at border two for my Violet quilt. All of the pieces are ready to to sew together.
I'm hoping that it will fit easily onto the first border without too much trouble.