Last year some friends and I went to Oregon to visit our girlfriend Lianne. We wanted to see her new home and life in Oregon and celebrate the fact that she and her husband were expecting their first child.
While we were there we had a small baby shower and did one of my favorite shower activities. Everyone decorated a quilt square with a message to the baby and I collected them together to make a baby quilt. I finally put everything together and mailed it out to the new mom and baby (Aaron) last week.
Everyone did a great job on their squares. I played around with the squares a little to find a nice mix before pinning them together.
We used blue for the personalized messages as we knew in advance that Lianne was going to have a boy.
I found some yellow gingham to set off the blue squares and a really cute farm animal print for the back as Lianne grew up on a farm and I had a feeling Aaron would have a few farm themed baby things around.
The quilt came together pretty quickly as it was small and I just did some "stitching in the ditch".
The final product is cute and I hope for years to come it will bring sweet dreams to Aaron and remind him and his parents how much we love them.