Baby Shower Signature Quilt Shower
...a party that creates an heirloom for the baby!
Shower Signature Quilt
Designed By: Kimberly Lainson
Here is a fun decorative and useful idea for a baby shower
signature quilt that will hang above the changing table and
hold all the little supplies like... powder, lotion, diaper
Then when the baby is older - they can use the cute little
pockets to hold their stuffed animals.
34" x 34" Wall Hanging
Scraps of nine different calico or plaid prints - ranging
from 1/4 yard to 1/2 yard.
1 yard backing fabric
16 - 3" squares (I used black)
6 - 3"x 8-1/2" Strips - Red Plaid
6 - 3" x 8-1/2" Strips - Black Plaid
4 - 3" x 8-1/2" Strips - Blue Plaid
8 - 3" x 8-1/2" Strips - Green Plaid
9 - 8-1/2" Squares - Muslin
Backing - 1 Piece 35" x 35"
Applique: For the watering can, bunnies pattern and pocket
how to... Click Here
Embroider: I embroidered the word GROW using needlepoint
floss - 3 ply. Also embroidered the holes on the spout and
the water drops, eyes, whiskers, nose and on the watering
can label I embroidered:
July 18, 1999
Be sure to save the GROW square to put the baby's information
like: Name, birthday, weight and length... DON'T Let anyone
sign this square! Use Pigma Permanent Pens and heat set your
To make rows: Lay all pieces out before stitching. - Top row
example - With right sides facing, join a red plaid with a
muslin square. Add green plaid to other side then a muslin
square, then green plaid, then muslin square, then red plaid.
Make three rows this way except the colors will be different
on second row.
To make lattice strips: With right sides facing together stitch
first black square to plaid strip then a square, strip, etc.
Make four rows this way - don't forget that the second row
is different colors.
To join rows: With right sides facing, stitch one pieced strip
to top edge of a row of blocks. Continue to join rows, separated
by strips n this way.
NOTE: Be sure to press open your seams as you sew.
Pockets: Using the pattern (see Applique information) Turn
1/4" around the entire pocket. Stitch the top seam then
pin to the muslin square. Stitch around both sides and bottom
leaving top open. I embelished the pockets with little bunnies
and added a 1/2 moon with the two little bunnies sitting on
it. Be creative. I also added another row to the side and
bottom to make the quilter larger.
Applique, embroider and embelish - then pin, baste, quilt
This was a big hit at the shower and also gave the Mommy-to-be
a wonderful keepsake memento!
Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food gives you the distinct advantage of controlling what goes into your baby's sensitive tummy. You determine how much, if any, sugar and spices your baby gets. Even when found on sale for as low as 50 cents per jar, producing your own is a much less expensive alternative to ready made. Making baby food is actually very simple with a few simple tools: a blender, food processor, baby food grinder or similar machine, a steamer or boiling pot, ice cube trays, and a few minutes of your time.
Baby Wipes Recipe
(fun thing to have
for a baby shower)
Make a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for the nursery.