First (of course) I wanted to make her a quilt. I had a stack of scraps of Rifle Paper Co fat quarters from these two quilts (here and here) and decided to use a few prints from each of them plus a few prints from my stash.
I knew that I wanted to go super sweet and girly with the colors, so I picked the softer prints from the collections. This color scheme is a little out of my wheelhouse because I tend to favor more saturated colors, but I just fell in love with it.
For the backing fabric, I used my favorite Rifle Paper Co print ever. I do not think there is a prettier, sweeter fabric out there.
The layout is just off-set rectangles, which would work really well for any scraps you have sitting around. Here is the info on how I made this baby size version:
Cut (93) 3" x 6.5"
Cut (18) 3" x 3.5
Sew the rectangles into rows, then sew the rows together.
I did some grid quilting - it is the first time in a while I have marked lines for quilting on my quilt (I have gotten lazy!) and there is a little rundown on my process in my Instagram story highlights (the one called "Marking a Grid") if you want to see how I do it.
In addition to the quilt, I added a couple of my kids' favorite read aloud books - I am a Bunny by by Ole Risom and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson - plus a favorite baby toy and an Amazon gift card.
We found out that the baby was born yesterday and so my son's teacher will be out for the rest of the school year. Sad for us, but so happy for them!
Finished Size: 36" x 42"
Fabrics: Various Rifle Paper Co, Cotton + Steel Basics, and others
Backing: Menagerie Jardin de Paris in Peony by Rifle Paper Co
Batting: Happy Cloud Cotton Batting (on sale for a steal!)