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The airplane one is for baby Ian.  (Yes, Grandma is a little late getting it done.) 

This one is for a baby shower (nephew's baby) I'm attending today.  Baby is due in January.  She wanted a minkee fabric front and a faux sherpa back.  The sherpa was also a Shannon fabric.  

This one (duck) is just a cuddle kit that I liked.  It will find a home for some sweet baby one day.  These are my lazy quilt projects.  Fun and done.   

The Shannon fabrics are so very soft, but a wonderful fuzzy mess to work with.  Not difficult to work with, just know that bits of fluff will be all over you, your work station, and well, everywhere.  :)  Keep a lint roller handy and clean the machine when you're done.  The fabric is very dear price-wise, so I don't buy it often.  But it is 60" wide, so I can get two 30 x 36 pieces from each yard, which makes for a nice, little cuddle blanket.  I don't use batting in these, so I'm not calling them quilts.  I just turned the front to the back for the top quilt binding.  The middle one was sewn right sides together, turned, and then top-stitched.  The third one had an actual single fold binding strip.  

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Comment by Barb/WI on November 7, 2016 at 5:38pm

Fun and done!  What a wonderful concept.  I love hearing that Ian is thriving!  You've been busy!

Comment by Janet/MO on November 5, 2016 at 9:38pm

Very cute as well.  I'm so happy that baby Ian is doing so well. 

Comment by Roxann on November 5, 2016 at 5:02pm
And I love your carpet! I see quilt designs! :)
Comment by Roxann on November 5, 2016 at 5:00pm
So cute! I've always wanted to make a baby quilt from those fabrics but have always been scared to try. I've never had anyone use minkee yet but my fellow longarmers say it quilts like a dream! Every quilt shop I go in I always have to "pet" it, so soft!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 5, 2016 at 3:18pm

I'm so glad baby Ian is doing well. I've had him on my list. Our youngest grandson, Johan, was a month early. No big deal, and he's a real hulk now at 2 1/2. Built like a tank!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 5, 2016 at 3:12pm

handstitcher, Baby Ian is over 9 lbs now!  He's doing fabulous, for which we are so thankful.  Big brother loves him dearly.  No jealousy issues (so far), which is something they were a little concerned about.  

I just met a little 4  year old girl this week who was also a micro-preemie.  She was 1 lb 1 oz at birth and is a precocious darling today.  Amazing stories.  

Comment by Barbara Graham on November 5, 2016 at 2:40pm

I can practically touch them from here. The fabrics are lush but you are so right about the price and the fuzz issue. You grandson will love his.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on November 5, 2016 at 11:09am
I like the airplane fabric for baby Ian. I've been meaning to ask how he's doing. All three cuddle blankets are very cute and ready to be put to use. I'm sure the perfect recipient for the duck quilt will arrive when the time is right.
Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on November 5, 2016 at 9:35am

These are all really nice.  I've always called the little cuddle blankets (without batting) coverlets - something my mother-in-law used to call them so I picked up on that.  I have one that she made in preparation for the birth of her first baby (in 1936).  A family treasure. Lovely gifts you have made!

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