Lots and lots of friends around me are becoming mothers and I've been having such a fun time creating little projects for new babies.
Here is my latest quilt for baby Elijah, born a little over a week ago.
I used solid brown fabric from my stash and 20 charm squares (5"x5") from the Moda Summer in the City Collection. The pattern from the site is now gone, but basically I cut each square into 4 triangles and then pieced a printed fabric triangle with a solid brown triangle. This created 80 total squares that I then pieced together in the diamond pattern. After sewing the squares together I added a three inch border on all sides. I forgot to measure the finished quilt, but it was 8 squares across and 10 squares down and I'm guessing that it is about 30" x 36".
In addition to the quilt, I also made these darling little booties with the Saartje's booties pattern. This was definitely my kind of pattern (way cuter and way less time consuming than Jon's sweater!). I used Paton's Grace, mercerized cotton yarn and size 3 needles. I first made this project harder than it was intended to be because I thought it was supposed to be knitted in the round. After finishing about 8 rows, I realized that it was supposed to be knit flat and then seamed at the end. It was much easier to knit it flat!