Festive Baby Projects with A Pear-fect Christmas

Hello makers, it’s Sara from Rose Hill Quilts, bringing you festive cheer! It’s never too early to get ready for Christmas. Every year I get into a last-minute frenzy of sewing presents and projects. I’m determined to be better prepared this year, and I hope this blog encourages you to do the same.

Firstly, check out all the prints in A Pear-fect Christmas fabric collection by Cayla Naylor. They are irresistibly cute! The prints are inspired by childhood memories of the classic English Christmas Carol, and they would make gorgeous projects for a baby’s first Christmas.

Read on to find two projects you can start this month, as this beautiful fabric starts arriving in stores.

12 Days of Christmas Soft Book

Cayla Naylor’s collection includes a beautiful panel with all the twelve gifts from this song. I wanted to turn it into a baby’s festive soft book, as it has many educational possibilities: numbers, colours, animals and so much more. I used the panel motifs as the main pages, but included the main print as part of the book cover, as this would also make a great ‘search-and-find’ and counting activity panel for little people.

If you want to make this book, you will need the panel print, some of the prints from this collection. You can purchase the pattern here.

Baby Christmas stocking

Every new baby needs a stocking! My favourite free stocking pattern is by Taz at Camberville Threads. I used slightly bigger hexagons than the original Camberville Threads pattern, and basted 37 1.5-inch hexagons. This should be enough to make a panel that fits the pattern stocking template!

This stocking is not to big, which makes it a really good size for a baby or a toddler. Furthermore, the pattern has a really neat and tidy finish. As with all hexie projects, this is a great opportunity to fussy cut some of the motifs from the Christmas Carol.

This collection has endless possibilities! Stay tuned for other projects in the Riley Blake Designs Blog over the next few weeks.

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