Friday Four: Bubble Blankets

Have you seen those puff quilts, often referred to as biscuit/bubble quilts? They are cute lush comforters assembled by sewing squares of fabric together to form pockets, and then stuffing the pockets with fiberfill. They remind me of the ones my grandmother made waaaaaaay back in the days. We loved them. Watching her make them was just as exciting as using it at her house for the beds. I didn’t inherit any of those lovely but heavy quilts when she transitioned. I had no chance against the other grandkids, aunts, uncles, and other folks. To buy these new puff quilts, you’ll be pulling on your seams for $250. I want one, BUT-ta-ra-um….I can’t justify buying one when I can make one just like it for a quarter of the purchasing cost. The extra money can be used for gas,utilities, personal hygiene products,groceries, you know stuff we really need. 

My quilt would have a wide trim and backing of silk or satin. Using my children previously loved baby T’s, blankets, favorite clothing and maybe even a few of my favorite nursing tops  would make it green friendly as well.. It would be the cutest thing ever to add on and pass down from generation to generation.

$50. Handmade  Heirloom Bubble Quilt

$50. Handmade Heirloom Bubble Quilt

I started on one shortly after Mya passed in 2005 but never finished it. We lost it during our last move. Maybe I’ll make her name out of white blocks in the shape of the letter “M” in memory of her.

Heck, I may have my 14 year old daughter make this. She already loves to sew. And you never know this may prove to be something lucrative for her.

I do believe in fill their resource cups. What better way than with creative, one of a kind, puff, biscuit/bubble quilts? Her great grandma did it, why not her? $80 puff quilt

Why Not YOU?

Love you to stiches,

QC Supermom

 

 

 

 

What A New Mom Needs

ashlee

The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother’s body has returned as closely as possible to its pre-pregnant state. This period usually lasts six to eight weeks. Sociologically, she has other needs. See the soft reminders below.

  1. Save me some money. Offer to take my baby pictures. You know those hospital pictures as overpriced. I may have something cute to put my lil one in & I’d rather pay you.
  2. Ask me if I mind recycled gifts, like a stroller, car seat, crib, clothes, diaper bag, etc. I just might need it.
  3. Make us a big salad, a big pan of lasagna with a nice homemade dressing on the side and a gallon of mint tea and clean the kitchen completely afterward. Drop it off, wash your hand if you want to hold the baby, do that and leave shortly afterwards.
  4. Come over about 2 pm in the afternoon in your work clothes to water my plants, feed the dog and dust my house. Hold the baby while I have a hot shower. Let me take a nap, while you fold all of the laundry or do some.  Ashley - Doula
  5. Put a sign on my door saying “Dear Friends and Family, Mom and baby need extra rest right now. Please phone first. All donations of casserole dinners would be most welcome. Thank you for caring about our family.”
  6. Remind me to keep myself up. If you gotta find my black yoga/leggings pants or scarf, high lyrca -cotton cami, please remind me to wear it. If we’re going, remind me to grab  my cover up or
  7. Take my older kids for a really fun-filled afternoon to a park, Imaginon or Monkey Joes and feed them healthy food from Earth Fare.

Ashley Cassie sweetz Never be afraid to ask for help. These are the kindnesses that new families remember and appreciate forever. Things that really make a difference are the services for the body and soul. Most of your friends and family members don’t know what they can do that won’t be an intrusion.