Are you planning a Baby shower for someone special here’s an extra special gift idea you may want to consider. Custom baby quilts where the guest and family makes the squares. Also here few other items we made for the shower.
I made a diaper cake with two colors one color for each of the twins.
The fall is one of my favorite times of year and yet it always seems to move at the speed of light and this year was no exception. It started off with a bang trying to finish these projects I started for my sister in law.
Last fall my sister and brother in law had there first born and second born. First and second you ask yep you guessed it twins right out of the box. They are so precious and love able. Well you know I wanted to do something special that they would always have to look back on as they grew older.
So last year when helping to plan the baby shower I borrowed and expanded on an idea I got from a friend. I wanted to created a quilt that was filled with all the love of the friends and family that surrounded them when they were little.
I used evite.com picked a super cute invite and sent this out to all their families and friends and the results were great! Here is what the evite said.
Be a part of the SURPRISE!
Twins Quilt Project
Come on we need some help or this will be the tinniest quilt ever...
Send me your address and I will mail you blank squares and Direction on how to embellish your very own square that will become a part of an extra special love filled quilt… Order extras and let your kids help.
I asked every one to make one square for each of the babies, I sent them a solid white back ground and asked that they personalize it anyway that they want many used fabric markers while some knitted a square that we sewed on. While others did applique, fabric photo paper you name it. I asked that they all sign the front of the square but as you can see many forgot. They then brought the finished squares to the shower or for those who could not attend they mailed them in and we used them to decorate.
Quilt squared used to decorate the shower.
I made a center square that gave the given name birthdate, weight etc all in a heart and them put the quilt together. It was a bit hard bringing so many styles together in a “Non baby” fashion that hopefully they would enjoy as they grow older.
I think the results were awesome. Because not everyone remembered to sign their square, I put a sort of index guide to who did what on the back with a cute saying I found that goes like this.
Families are like quilts
Lives pieced together
Smiles and tears
Colored by memories
And bound by love
Below are some photos of the finished quilts that the twins received completed on their 1st Birthday.