Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pretty Baby Burp Cloths

So we're down to less than 7 weeks to go now (give or take) and there are so many things that I want to get done! When I last posted, I had a list of things that I wanted to get done. Well, in the past couple of days it has been modified somewhat...

Burp Cloths (some pretty ones) DONE!
Maternity Skirt for me
Fabric toy
Patchwork cushion (for the feeding chair)
Find baskets/boxes for the baby's cupboard DONE!
Knit/crochet a jacket/jumper
And at some point, a quilt/play mat

Want to see the Burp Cloths?
Of course you do!

I was at my local quilting shop a little while ago while I was getting some heavy weight interfacing for another project when I spied some Michael Miller Ta Dot in the remnant box. As soon as I saw it I knew it was destined to become a couple of pretty burp cloths. I was so excited and couldn't wait to get it home, washed and cut into lengths. Fast forward a couple of weeks and that is about how long it took to get it ironed and cut (Friday afternoon during nap time to be precise!) I used this tutorial loosely, and changed the sizes to suit myself (I mostly used Canning Vale cloth nappies folded in half with the two boys). For backing I went a little bit green and used a soft white towel that we have had for YEARS. Nothing quite like a little re-purposing. All up they cost under $4 for both of them.

Now my stitching isn't perfect (there are a couple of  wobbles there), but I am pretty darned happy with how they turned out! :) I just get these little bursts of happiness when I look at them. I just love their colour!

So I hope your weekend has been a full and enjoyable one, filled with little pops of happiness sprinkled throughout.

Till next time...

S xxx


  1. they look gorgeous! your list is becoming smaller and smaller. hope you are keeping well.

    1. Yes, all is well on the baby front. Bubby looks to be in about the 75th percentile so far (Nothing unusual there!)...Down to 6 weeks now! Phew.

  2. Oh I cannot resist that Michael Miller fabric! It just gets me so excited about pillows and pillow cushions and drapes ...

    And i love your burp cloths. Almost too nice to burp with ... Maybe you should just frame them!



  3. I love the happy dots in summery colors (even if you're approaching fall...) You did a great job and I love that you re-use stuff from your house.

  4. Oh so exciting! Love the burp cloths!

  5. I love how you did it. Too bad my little one had grown too fast:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog.

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  6. Good on you for crossing a few things off your list and congratulations on the baby to come

  7. Ooh lovely material. Good luck with the rest of your list and those final few weeks!

  8. Cut your fabric. Cut a rectangular strip of fabric that will fit in the center of your prefolded diaper. When measuring your fabric, it should be as long as the diaper and as wide as the center panel. Leave a 1/2 inch of additional material on all sides of the fabric.


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