A Little More Suess…and also Purple

I have come to the time in my life when everyone seems to be having babies.  Cute babies.  Cute babies that spit up on things.  So today I bring you burp cloths because the best presents are the most useful presents.  This is a crazy easy project to make to make those burp cloths just a little bit cuter and is also a good use for all of those left over fabric scraps.  The foundation for this project is none other than plain old cotton diapers.


I had a bunch of scraps left over from this quilt I posted about earlier and once again, took a cue from my mom who has made similar burp cloths for several little babies.  I simply stitched some scraps together, turned under all the raw edges, and zig-zag stitched the bands of fabric along each edge of the cloth.  The key is to pre-wash everything several times.  These diapers shrink!



In addition to the Suess scraps, I also dove into my purple and gray stash, remnants from this little baby quilt with a Northwestern theme.  (See a similar University of Cincinnati themed quilt and how I made it here.) 



This project could not be easier and is the perfect super cute baby shower gift.  Go forth and make burp cloths for all those little babies.


With a New Baby Boy Comes a New Baby Quilt

I’ve had a post for the new year half done in my files for a while now and lo and behold, it’s almost February! This year is starting off even faster than last which I didn’t think was possible.  And that new year post…it’s getting put off even longer.  This time it’s for a good reason.  Some very good friends of mine recently welcomed a brand new baby boy to their family.  With that brand new baby boy comes a brand new baby quilt.



I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for him until I heard that his nursery was decorated with Dr. Suess art prints.  I immediately thought of the Dr. Suess line of Robert Kaufmann fabric.  This fabric line is amazing with prints featuring most every Dr. Suess character and a wonderful array of coordinates including these crazy polka dots.  My favorite! 



I decided to make this print the center of attention and support it with that wonderful polka dot and some solids.  Based off of a quilt my mom made as a Christmas present for my nephew, it is the perfect play quilt. At about 48″ square it is the perfect fit for new baby and his older brother.  Here is the finished product.  I have to say, its one of my favorites.  Go get yourself some Suess!