Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby Shower Quilt

I realize that I said I was going to blog about the second half of the baby shower I threw. And then suddenly a month passed!

Anyway, I am way excited to share this with you. Sometimes I really hate baby shower games and activities. Sometimes they are fine. But I wanted to come up with something unique and cool and memorable for Juli's shower.

I have seen at some showers where they have a bunch of quilt squares and fabric markers, and they have everyone write a message to the mother-to-be, and they make it into a quilt. I decided to take that idea to the next level and make a fun, graphic quilt. I have been seeing these fun freezer paper stencil tutorials all over the web and they inspired me! I cut a bunch of 8" white cotton quilt squares, had little pieces of freezer paper available, and fabric spray paint.

Then, as part of the shower, I had each guest sketch up little design on the freezer paper, cut it out, and iron it onto the quilt square. Then, I used fabric spray paint to set the image. The great thing about this is anyone can do it. If some of the guests weren't feeling particularly artistic, hey! Do a polka dot pattern! Anyone can cut circles out of paper, and it looks great!

Here is the finish product:

I love that Juli has this cute keepsake from her shower that everyone got to contribute to.

One tip: I had the spray paint on the back porch and I told guests they could spray theirs if they wanted to, but if not I could do it later. But if I ever did this again, I would just do them all myself at a later time. I felt kind of bad that some of the guests left the shower with blue and or black fingers from the spray paint. Plus, one of the paints clogged half way thru and it was too crazy to try and unclog it in the middle of the shower.


  1. Is there anything that you CAN'T do!? This is a great idea! I only wish I could be crafty enough to make a quilt like this. Love it - I will definitely pass this along.

  2. how fun! i want to make one of those.
    hope you're doing well.

  3. This is such a cute idea...I'm going to have to try it for the next shower I host. Also, the banner is up and I love it!

  4. I'm going to make this at my shower later this month! thanks for posting!

  5. I'm going to make this at my shower later this month! thanks for posting!

  6. Hi, I know this is an older post. Do you have a detailed blog about how to create this quilt? I'm a new to sewing, so I'd like to see if this would be in my realm of skills :)