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Seems like there are a lot of people I know that are having babies right now.  Just today I finished putting the binding on a third baby quilt; and I have one more to make.  Also finished a knitted blanket and have made good headway on a second. Favorite part: choosing the fabrics. Love to come up with something personal for each family.

Quilt #1 - started with the elephant fabric and went on a hunt for fun coordinates from there. The back on this is a light fleece that is meant to inspire sweet dreams.
Quilt #1 – started with the elephant fabric and went on a hunt for fun coordinates. The back on this is a light fleece that is meant to inspire sweet dreams.
Quilt #2 - Totally love the pink black combo. Actually, the first fabrics selected were the pink flowers, and black/white polka dots. But my true love is the toile on back.  I would have toile in every room in my house if I could get away with it.
Quilt #2 – Totally love the pink black combo. Actually, the first fabrics selected were the hot pink with black and orange flowers, and the black/white polka dots. (Who doesn’t love polka dots?!?) But my true love is the toile on back. I would have toile in every room in my house if I could get away with it.
Quilt #3 - This is a special request quilt for a friend to gift to a coming great-grandchild.  I chose the dogs to honor the giver who fosters pups and the back is covered with stars because the little guy will be named Orion.
Quilt #3 – This is a special request quilt for a friend to gift to a coming great-grandchild. I chose the dogs to honor the giver who fosters pups and the back is covered with stars because the little guy will be named Orion.  
Love the pattern of this blanket.  This is the yarn I wrote about in an earlier post - the stuff I got when the guy at the yarn store kept trying to sell me pastels. So glad I went with this.  I think it makes a sophisticated statement and will not have to be packed away with outgrown baby clothes.
Really pleased with the pattern of this blanket. This is the yarn I wrote about in an earlier post – the stuff I got when the guy at the yarn store kept trying to sell me pastels. So glad I went with this. I think it makes a sophisticated statement and will not have to be packed away with outgrown baby clothes.
Spur of the moment creation.  We received the burlap tote as a welcome gift at a wedding we attended recently.  The blank canvas of it kept nagging at me so I decided to experiment.  One Sharpie and eight buttons later I had this.
Spur of the moment creation. We received the burlap tote as a welcome gift at a wedding we attended recently. The blank canvas of it kept nagging at me so I decided to experiment. One Sharpie and eight buttons later I had this.  Peeking out from the top of the tote is the next baby blanket I am knitting.