Your best friend has just announced that she is having a baby girl. You get so excited and begin thinking of things to shower your goddaughter with. Baby toys? For sure that would be everyone elses idea. Books perhaps? She is too young to appreciate that. Crib? Potty trainer? High chair? All these would have to wait until she is old enough to sit and stand unassisted. With rows of options confronting you, you just end up confused and feeling that choosing a gift for the baby is such a complicated task. But hey, you remember that you have a thing for arts and crafts. While waiting for the baby to arrive and finally take snapshots of her so you could start scrapbooking, among the essential items for a newborn are baby quilts. Babies take time to adjust to their new environment outside of their mothers wombs, and a cozy quilt would help keep them warm.
Handcrafted baby quilts are surely going to be very much appreciated. After all, this project would require much of your time and effort. It would define how much you care for the parents and the baby. If you are passionate in quilting, this should not take too much of a toll on you.
The key to getting things done is to have a clear-cut picture of what you want your output to look like. You should be thinking about and finalizing your pattern. Spending some time at the local arts and crafts store could help you decide. They usually have a row of pattern options for you to choose from. Go to the nearest department store and take a look at the quilt designs for you to get some ideas for your project.
The most convenient option is browsing the Internet where you are sure to find images you can take a look at and consider when crafting your own baby quilts. You may choose to buy a quilting kit for your convenience or create your personalized pattern. You may buy all the materials you need, including the decorative add-ons, or look around your home for unused fabrics, ribbons, beads, threads, and so on. This is basically an arts and crafts project, so you are not required to use brand new materials. Old, discarded stuff is very much welcome.
Baby quilt ideas for girls cover a wide range that includes flower designs, hearts, geometric shapes, and Disney princesses-inspired themes adorned with lace, beads, and ribbons. Also, you could resort to cutting out prints on fabrics and combining them with other cutout shapes for added effect.
When it comes to choosing the color, you know that pink is usually associated with femininity. Baby girls are usually clad in pink head cap, pink boots, pink robe, and pink mittens. There is nothing new about that. However, you might want to go beyond the norm and experiment with and mix and match hues that are appropriate for baby girls. Pastel colors such as pink, yellow, orange, and green can be properly coordinated to complement your design. Dont limit yourself to pink alone. There are other soft pastel colors that could add some aesthetic variety to your craft.
More than being a feast for the eyes, baby quilts are made to be soft to the touch to ensure that the baby is going to feel warm and comfortable while snuggled in them. That is why choosing the fabric must be done cautiously. You must pay attention to its texture. Moreover, handcrafting baby quilts is both a fun and serious way of expressing how you feel for that little bundle of joy. The time and effort you invest in it say it all.
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