Baseball season is upon us, and it’s almost opening day for the home town team! This is a repost from last season, when our Red Sox went on to win the World Series in 2013! So, in honor of baseball’s return, a return to a baby quilt DIY tutorial. Enjoy!!!
This past weekend, I had the honor of attending a baby shower for a dear friend’s daughter-in-law, who is soon to have a baby girl-very exciting! As crazy busy as I have been with all of this blogging and antiquing and vintage market nonsense, I decided to make time to create something special for the new little one.
but those were primarily the colors of our Boston pro sports teams: deep reds and blues and greens and yellows and blacks-certainly not appropriate for a little girl’s room! And there really aren’t any cute pink and pastel sports baby bedding items on the market today. So when I happened upon some pastel sports baby onesies at Marshalls,
for understanding that women and kids are big sports fans, too!
And since women do most of the shopping,
it would make perfect marketing sense to add some pastel logos to your pro sports collections.
Click here for the actual how-to on making a t-shirt quilt. It’s really pretty simple: I cut the logos out from the fronts of the onesies (I usually use t-shirts, but any shirt or even shorts with a logo will do). Those became the four corners of the quilt. Opposite those, I created this cute embroidered pink ball cap (because pink hats do love Red Sox!)
hockey sticks (with a sparkly blue puck, because we girls do like a little bling : )
a pink and purple football on polka dots
and a yellow and pink basketball,
the color of the new baby’s room. For the center square, an appliqued “I love Boston” patch using the “B” from a Red Sox bandana on a “love” background fabric.
With the completed squares ready to go, I created what I call a free-form quilt. With an assortment of dotted and pink print fabrics, I just built the quilt in sections, adding border after border to achieve the size and shape that I found the most appealing. Once completed, I added the batting and backing and stitched closed. So, “lucky” little baby girl, I hope you enjoy your new quilt, and grow up to be a big Boston sports fan just like your mommy and daddy!! We all can’t wait to meet you. Love, Susan