In September, I found out my niece, Ashley was pregnant and that we were having a baby shower for her when our family gathered for our annual Thanksgiving adventure. I was sure I wouldn’t be able to get a tummy time quilt done and that I’d send it to her when the baby was born in March. Not so!! Normally, my Tummy Time quilts are bright and scrappy, however, I knew Ashley was using a Tone it Down palette for her nursery and I decided to work with that. I had a Moda charm pack called Road 15 that I added two soft peppered cottons to make this sweet Tummy Time quilt. The quilting is a simple soft grid and the batting is Quilters Dream 100% cotton.I found the perfect backing fabric in my stash, (smiley face) and here’s my usual quilt wrapping. I love it!The baby shower was last week and here’s the beautiful mommy to be!
Why my baby quilts are called Tummy Time quilts – About six years ago I made a baby quilt for my niece’s baby Gabriella and when I gave it to her, she said, this will be perfect for Tummy Time, along with an explanation of what tummy time is. Light bulb! Since then, every baby quilt I give is called Tummy Time, with a note explaining that these are not heirlooms but quilts to use and abuse!
I’ve added a new video to my “Quilt Easy” series, check it out here!