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I just found out that I am to become a first time grandma.

I just found out that I am to become a first time grandma.

Old 10-23-2007, 07:33 AM
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I need to get busy. I have 25 fat quarters of a assorted baby blues in cotton. I also have lots of pink material in different lengths. I would appreciated any ideas on how to use them to best advantage. I am making a baby quilt, of course, but do you have any other suggestions for baby quilted items? The baby is due June 2, which seems like a lot of time, unless you know me :oops:
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:41 AM
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Congratulations!!!!! Being a grandma is loads funner than being a mom. I have four grandchildren and they are the most wonderful blessings. No matter what I make for them, they love it. The goofy thing I've made that their moms loved best was - burp rags. I made 16 inch squares out of flannel and sewed them together, then put a big x on them to keep them from bunching up in the wash. They made such a fuss over them and it was really like making rice krispie treats.....easy...easy hahaha. Take care and have fun.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:41 AM
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The newest block of the month would look cute in blues and pinks. It would be a matter of just stitching as many blocks as you want the quilt to be big. Of course, there are always darling applique patterns like ducks and teddy bears and such. They could be done on pink and blue background fabrics.
Congratulations and be sure to let us know what you have decided on.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:43 AM
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The burp cloths are a great idea. I happen to have lots of flannel too lol Thanks!
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:47 AM
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Congrats Danna.. There is nothing better than being a grandma :-D

The first baby quilt I did for my GD was a pink, blue and yellow 9 patch.. I made it crib size and used flannel as the backing..That was the one she used to come home from the hospital in.. I also did one called Baby Magic from Joanne's Crafts.. I did it in the pink, blue and yellow.. The link is below...

http://www.jeanneraecrafts.com/babymagic.html
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:00 AM
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Congratulations!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:04 AM
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Congratulations!!! If I had known how much fun grandchildren were, I would have had them first... lol :)
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:00 AM
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Hi Danna:
How fun to have a new grandbaby on the way...our youngest Grand is 12 years old! We told our 6 kids it was time for one or two of them to whip up a couple more for us and we were told "Whip up your own! We're through!" Our first great-grand is due in Dec. so we'll still have babies to burp.

I've made lots of burp cloths, too. I use Flannel on the back and a piece of soft terry cloth on the side the baby's face will be. The Terry cloth keeps the liquid on the cloth because of the loops in the weave. The flannel is nice but sometimes it's slick or flat surface acts as a "slider" for the liquid. I make the cloths 7 inches wide by 18-20 inches long. I also make FULL BODY bibs for babies who can sit in the highchair and "feed" themselves. The pattern is one I bought at a quilt show about 10 years ago. The white tabs you see in the picture go around the leg/ankle of the baby to hold the bib in place. It's affixed with velcro. As you can tell, this one pictured has had LOTS of use and is about shot but it still keeps the baby clean when used.

Enjoy your new one when it comes.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

It's WONDERFUL to be a grandma!!! I only have one little girl so far. She came as a bonus when my son married her mother last winter, and we just love her so much!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:09 AM
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The full body bibs are a great idea. I hadn't seen these before. Wish they had been around when my sons were little. We just changed clothes.

I am looking for ideas or a patterns for a quilted diaper bag. One with a place for everything. I have seen some beautiful rag purses in pictures here. Thanks for all of your help. I am so excited, not that you could tell...
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