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Spring Flowers baby ensemble

When I made this for a baby shower, it was January and the thought of spring seemed a long time away.  I really was drawn to all of the fabrics because of their "cheeriness"!  By the way, I promise this is the last baby ensemble for a while. There are no babies due in the neighborhood until that crazy or what?  There is one due in  April, but I already got her a gift.  I might whip up some headbands, but that will be it.  Making baby gifts is one of my favorite things to do, because everything is small and doesn't take a lot of time.
I first made the quilt, which is easy. I like making them because they work up so fast. There is no quilting to do, there is no binding to do and the moms seem to really like them. I know that I love them for my babies.  I usually use an odd number of fabrics, but for some reason, I really liked the four of these together. I ended up using four on the quilt in my previous post as well.  I am sure I am breaking some serious design rules, but I liked it, so I went with it.
I have never made flannel shoes before, but they didn't have any matching regular fabric so I took a risk. I will admit that it was a little harder to work with, but they worked up just as nice.  The flower on the toe ended up being a little bigger than I was expecting due to the stiffness of the flannel.  At least I know what to expect if I ever use flannel again.
The bib was made with left over scraps from the quilt. Again, I didn't have any regular quilting fabric, so I used what I had.  It is a little smaller than what I usually make, but this size is nice for smaller babies, either when they are teething and have a tendency to drool all over everything or when they are eating their first foods and don't get super messy.

Of course, no baby ensemble would be complete without a few headbands. The first one was made with die cut flannel flowers folded and then a pearl was sewn to the middle.  I added a few felt leaves to the larger flower. The second headband is a simple one made with ribbon, but I added a gem to the middle for a little sparkle.  Hopefully she will find all of these things useful.  Thanks for stopping by and happy sewing!


Debra said…
Honestly, these items are so beautiful! You could open your own 'baby gift shop' - but then it would be work! Really nice though!

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