When you are blessed with lots of extended family: nieces, nephews etc, you are double blessed when they grow up and have babies of their own.
This, is the story of a mom of four, working from home, during a pandemic, but still wanting to spoil a new baby.
And so, cue Missouri Star Quilt Company and their (free) X’s and O’s quilt pattern. YouTube tutorial and pattern found here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyj9jCTlmc4#menu
Super easy, quick, and classic it was an easy choice. I have had some charm packs for over 6 years, just waiting for their chance to shine. And so, it was time for these two charm packs.
I was able to make a crib sized quilt from this easy pattern and instead of tossing the scraps snowballed corners, I did an extra seam, and made a doll/stuffy quilt for the baby to (hopefully) use some day that will match her own quilt. I have no idea if that will happen, but I do know baby girls. And, after a year or two, they become such sweet little caretakers to their stuffies and dollies, that I simply couldn’t resist baking her a matching blanket. I hope she likes it.
I have also always been on team take your quilt to the beach/let the baby spit up on it/just don’t let it live in a closet.