I’m having a great time working on projects that our baby will one day soon enjoy. Finding the right materials can be a challenge, but I’m learning lots of crafting terms in Chinese and locating the best stores to buy the various supplies I need!

I began my first project for baby in July, and am finally done! I found the pattern “Nightingale Lap Quilt” in Aimee Ray’s Doodle Stitching book and, though I liked the overall idea, I didn’t like the specific style: it’s all creamy pinks, and I wasn’t a huge fan of the pink nightingale.

So, I sketched it out in my craftbook with the colors in fabrics I found at a local shop, used the “Two Trees” embroidery pattern from a different part of the book (a pattern for a scrapbook cover), and combined them all into the blanket you see above. I’m so glad it’s done, and cuddling with it gives me one more reminder of the little one we’ll have in our home next year!

You can see more photos of the process and finished quilt on flickr.

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