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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A fox for the boy-child...

Yesterday I showed you Blossom's baby bump, so today I'll show you Aisha's baby bump!
I took this pic last month when Aisha, her hubby and two daughters were up here on holiday...


No surprises that I'm making quilts for my two grandbabies due this year, right?
As Aisha's little boy-child is due mid-April I've started on his quilt first, and after discussing colour choice for the nursery we decided to use these woodland themed prints I found at my local Spotlight store...


I'm adding a cute applique fox to the mix as well. 


The free template for the fox came from over HERE at  Positively Splendid...


Cute, don't you agree? 


I'll blanket stitch the applique with chocolate brown thread today, and piece the quilt top in a split 9-patch layout later in the week.


Split 9-patch is a really simple patchwork design and perfect for those who are new to quilting!
I shared a tutorial HERE a few years ago using a charm square pack if you'd like to give it a try.
My table runner only took one morning to piece, quilt and bind...
 

What are you making at the moment?

hugs

21 comments:

Bilko Parker said...

Aisha and her husband look very happy and I wish them a healthy and happy baby. I love the fabrics you chose, it will look great. I'm making a quilt (Queen size) for my niece and the quilt is driving me to an early grave, still she is worth it. Take care, Guida.

Anonymous said...

Aisha looks beautiful glowing, nothing like a holiday and catchup with Mum and family, special for Blossom too. The quilt will be lovely, will have to check out your tutorial and get adventurous, your table runner looks gorgeous. I have been making some doll wraps/pouches/cocoons, using same ideas I have made for babies in the past and using up some remnants of polo fleece and want to make for a baby gift too, thought the doll ones would be stepping stone, I also appliqued rabbits and flowers onto the plain ones. I know of a little girl age 7 who loves her baby dolls and accessories whereas my own Granddaughter not as much, she loved her new Barbie doll, birthday present, with long hair to play with. 14 years ago I embroidered a wool blanket for pram/bassinet for expected baby in extended family and also made one for their daughter for her dolls bed/pram, she was very much into her baby dolls, and she loved having similar to her baby brother for her dolls. I enjoyed the wool blanket embroidery but Sydney not a lot of call for them and my own daughter unable to use wool, when we lived in Melbourne it was very popular at that time, oh did you ever visit the craft markets in Melbourne, I loved them so much inspiration and lovely craft work, from memory that is where I first saw what could be done with polo fleece for babies and toddlers. I also have some handtowels ready to put tops on, for gifts and finishing off a couple more circle skirts for my granddaughter. I better get sewing. Looking forward to see your baby quilt Jenny lovely fabrics you have chosen, have a wonderful day. Judithann :-)

Christina said...

Great pic of the lovely couple. Woodland animals are my favorite. I can't wait to see your finished quilt. I love the split 9 patch as well.

Jennifer said...

You have been richly blessed with two beautiful girls (young women). May God watch over them and their unborn babies. Love the baby quilt you are making for Aisha's little one. The fox is adorable.

Createology said...

Your family is doubly blessed with new precious babies. Love the quilt and fox appliqué you are creating for baby boy. Every stitch you make will be filled with love!

Águeda said...

I see a happy couple! Congratulations to all family, Jenny. Blossom, and Aisha, pretty mommies! During my pregnancy I look like a giant balloon ,swollen nose too :)))
Your idea quilt with fox is very lovely, very sweet. It is easy imagine a sweett baby with it. Have a blessed day .Hugs.

grammajudyb said...

Love the fox quilt. Hope Aisha is dong well. A couple more weeks until we find out if our granddaughter will have a boy or girl. She and I are secretly hoping for a girl. She already has a 2.5-year-old son. But either way, as long as she/he is healthy we will all be fine.

Deb said...

Very very cute Fox quilt Jenny. Aisha is looking really well and has a definite pop-out tummy. I wonder what Elizabeth will have, a wee girl or boy?? I can so see her with a wee girl but then what does it matter. As long as both of the girls babies are happy and healthy all is good with the world. xx

Ondrea said...

How wonderful expecting 2 new grandies this year. You must be over the moom and back again. Loooove your fox and great fabric choices. I am looking forward to seeing the quilt come together. What am I making? Another little wall hanging featuring your March stitchery ofcourse! I made January into a tablerunner, February is currently displayed as a wallhanging and April has also been made into a wall hanging for a gift.

Maria said...

sew exciting having both your DDs expecting.. Wishing both a healthy and happy pregnancy...
Love the fabrics you've chosen for Aisha's boy child....

Sharon - creativity and family said...

The quilts will be so special! It is lovely to have a project like that to pour your love into. I still think often of both of your daughters and hope all goes well throughout for them both. x

Ju said...

Olá Jenny,
Realmente lindo, muito lindo!!!!
xxx
Ju

desertskyquilts said...

As we say in Texas, that husband is one tall drink of water! I love your fox! That's adorable. This will be the cutest baby quilt. What fun you will have making it and thinking about the baby to come. Love in every stitch, and he's not even here yet!

Brenda said...

Good Morning Jenny! She is beautiful! They make a wonderful happy couple. You and Mr. E have got to be just grinning from ear to ear with pride for the family and getting to be Grandparents again! Your fox applique is adorable and will make a wonderful addition to the baby quilt. I am making quilts for Project Linus and for my Niece who is expecting. I am also cutting out a Double Wedding Ring queen sized quilt pattern and will be making it for a very dear friend. It seems like there are always several projects going on at the same time around here. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

Thoeria said...

Lovely pic of Aisha and hubby:) She's looking positively radiant! I've always been curious about her name....so unusual!
The quilt is going to be amazingly cute :) And the fox is just perfect!!

Thoeria said...

Lovely pic of Aisha and hubby:) She's looking positively radiant! I've always been curious about her name....so unusual!
The quilt is going to be amazingly cute :) And the fox is just perfect!!

Lesley Gilbert said...

I shall enjoy watching you making these adorable baby quilts - remember to post lots of photo's - thanks :)

Winifred said...

That fox is gorgeous. Lucky baby! Look forward to seeing more of him or maybe it's a her!

Just finished a crochet blanket for grandniece's birthday now rushing to do one for her brother's birthday in 10 days. I do love a deadline!brother.

Baa. xxx said...

Love the fabrics ! - such a cutie fox! Can't wait to see it finished.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Such beautiful girls you have! That fox is just darling - perfect for a baby boy!!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Aisha looks like she's glowing! What a lovely photo of her and her hubby! I love the fabrics and fox design you've chosen, Jen! Really stunning, can't wait to see the big reveal when that time comes! Lots of love! Vikki xoxo