I don't know if you have Hancock's Fabrics where you are, but it has been one of my favorite places to shop and is unfortunately going out of business :( I went by a couple weeks ago and there wasn't much left but I found some things to scoop up on a discount. I got several handfuls of iron-on baby appliques.
I bought plain onesies at WalMart and sewed the appliques onto them, rather than iron. For the twin boys there are two "peas in a pod" ones.
These girly ones are for my cousin. My friend Libby is also having a baby (gender to be a surprise) but since she is a quilter I thought she might have more fun with the appliques herself. Rather than apply them to anything I dropped a few in the mail earlier this week.
The twins will almost certainly come early, and more than likely spend a little time in the NICU so I made up four of these reversible preemie NICU smocks for them. (Pattern free from Everything Your Mama Made & More.) With any luck they will never need them and they'll be donated to the NICU unused, but just in case we're ready.
|(same 4 gowns on their reverse side)|
Finally, I sewed up this cute sleeping bunny baby lovey I saw on Quilting Stories. The backing of the patchwork is a plush minky for baby to snuggle with and the bunny's face is flannel. Embroidering the facial features was the hardest part for me, but after some ripping and restitching I managed to make 2 eyes that look mostly alike.
Baby sewing is so much fun. I sew mostly for the other end of life these days, and I love that too! But there's just something about sewing for a new baby. I guess there is a certain symmetry to it.
Happy Friday! Don't forget the Covered in Love July block drive is going on now.
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.