I am dying to sew/quilt for Baby #2. I didn't yet sew with baby #1- I didn't get a sewing machine until she was 2 1/2! We know it will be another girl (Big Sister is thrilled) but I do NOT subscribe to pink and white for girls. My oldest daughter's nursery was a sort of sage green (the paint colour was Mother Nature) with white accents. New baby's nursery (much to Daddy's chagrin because it means he has to repaint) will be a grey colour. I have some paint samples waiting to pick just the right one!
I picked up this fabric on sale at my local Fabricland (a very poor version of Jo Ann's):
These are flannelette and will be made (I'm hoping) into crib sheets. I found with #1 that I never had enough crib sheets and yet they were so overpriced for such a simple product. Won't they be cute?
I have so many piles of fabric that I would love to use to make for baby. The problem is matching my hopes to my reality. After all, I still have three baby quilts to piece over the next month, and I have two larger quilts that I intended to make for Christmas. How much time will I really have to make this baby quilts before she arrives?
So. I am narrowing it down to making two or three quilts for everyday use and one wall hanging for the newly-grey nursery.
The wall hanging is rainbow and will be from Allison Harris' book. The three quilts (pattern yet to be decided for two) will be from these three much-loved bundles:
|These organics are so gorgeous I MUST use them for my newest addition!
|These ones I am only using the Backyard Baby from the right. My hubby agrees that those are super cute. I love, love this line so I want to make something for baby with them.
I also hope that I will get lots of chances to sew while on maternity leave. Am I crazy? I was super bored when at home with #1, and my eldest will only be in school part-time so she will add to my busy level, but maybe I can sneak in more daytime sewing while baby naps?
I have also reflected that during my first pregnancy, daughter #1 was subjected to the constant sound of keys jingling from my work lanyard bouncing off my stomach. In my current role I don't have keys around my neck, but baby #2 gets to hear a lot of the hum of sewing machine! Maybe she will be my sewing prodigy?
Tell me if you think my sewing goals are ridiculous!