I have been wanting to try my hand at making a "real" baby quilt for a while now, because until now I've only made rag quilts and t-shirt quilts. So, I got my chance when I found out two of my husband's nieces were expecting babies.
For the first one, I needed a cute little boy design. I found this adorable bow tie design via Pinterest. Here's the link to the tutorial I used to make the blocks. I decided to alternate the way the bows were turned instead of having them all go the same direction. I think it turned out pretty cute!
The bowties were all made from brightly colored scraps that I already had, and I made a cute bunting banner to match. For the quilt backing I used a sweet little animal print, perfect for a baby boy. This quilt traveled all the way to its new home in Turkey!
I made pinwheel blocks of different pink prints and appliqued the elephants on top.
Then I made a cute little stuffed elephant to match.