Saturday, February 21, 2009

Finished Baby Shower Gifts



I made some gifts for some dear friends' baby showers. For one I crocheted a bear afghan, and for the other I sewed a satin edging on a pre-quilted panel. I think both projects came out very nice. I used this pattern for the bear. It was designed by Judith Prindle. Since it was for a baby boy I did not put the bow on, though. I added 3 rows for a border around each square. The first row of the border was just double crochet around, with 3 double crochet for the corners. The last 2 rows of the border were back post double crochet (except for the corners). I added some extra rows of country blue to join, using single crochet for one row and then double crochet, chain 1 (to look like the filet pattern in the bear) for the next row....there is a little bit more here and there around the borders, but I kind of made it up as I went along. I made 9 squares for the afghan. I used Caron's Simply Soft Eco in Wheat for the main color, and Simply Soft Light Country Blue for the edging.
sorry the pic is so fuzzy, my camera was kind of messing up....




See below for the Animal Quilt I made for my other friend....

6 comments:

Tomas Dennis said...

Very nice.
The kitten is sitting and watching my fingers type this message.

Motherkitty said...

Lovely projects. I especially love the bears!!! Hope the shower was nice and well-attended.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Oh, they're so beautiful! Your friends are so lucky to have you as a friend.
I don't think that I could ever make anything as complicated as the bear...that is so precious.
I love your quilt too.

Jellyhead said...

Those are such gorgeous gifts, Ali. They will be treasured always, and probably even handed down through a few generations. I hope you are rightfully very proud of your creations!

moey said...

Hey, Ali! Thank you for remembering me on my birthday and commenting...I've been a little out of the loop. Oh, I love your filet crochet. I finally learned what it was the other day and here...you've made a lovely afghan! Well done. God bless!

sharon said...

Your a very loving friend,nice work.
Gifts made from the heart are worth a million bucks to people.That's awesome.