Wednesday, December 31, 2008


ladybug quilt pattern patchwork blocks applique

Pick up a ladybug quilt pattern and use it to create beautiful homemade quilts for your friends and family. Everybody needs a lucky ladybug or two in their homes no matter what style bedding or decor they have. The beauty of making your own quilts is that you can experiment with color combinations and personalize your quilts with unique quilting patterns and fabrics.


Pink ladybug rugs and baby bedding for girls is all the rage. Nobody cares that you will never find a ladybug with that particular color scheme in nature; pink and brown is pretty and trendy and that's all that matters. For baby boys, you will want incorporate shades of blue with some neutral fabrics to highlight it to its full potential. Of course there is nothing wrong with natural red and black ladybugs appliqued on the quilt squares either.


Here are some resources for free patterns for ladybug quilts to make for children as well as adults or as wall hangings:


Often the size of the quilt that I make depends on the amount of cotton quilting fabric that I happen to have on hand. If you don't have enough to make a full size bed quilt, use your ladybug quilt pattern to make a baby crib quilt , a wall hanging, or some placemats.

You can applique ladybugs on plain, cotton fabric or use ladybug print fabrics in your quilt with great results. Appliqued quilts are for more advanced quilters. If you are a beginner, buy some ladybug theme quilting fabric and practice with patchwork before moving forward to more challenging
ladybug quilt patterns

Return to Unique Baby Gifts Baskets, Kids Stuff and Party Ideas for more excellent recommendations for homemade items to give to your friends on special occasions.


You can make your own Dr. Seuss plaques by using a decoupage craft technique and some pictures that you copied from one of the kids' Seuss storybooks. Here are the instructions.

dr seuss plaques wall decorations

Use your color copier to make copies of your favorite pictures.

Buy some square shape wooden plaques and paint them whatever color that you need for them to match your kid's Dr. Seuss bedroom color scheme. Dab a little bit of glue on the back of the picture to hold them in place and then position your copied pictures in the center of each plaque.

Cover them with a few coats of high gloss sealer and then let them dry completely. Once they are dry you can arrange your Dr. Seuss plaques on the walls whereever you please.

This easy craft project is also a very creative way to recycle partially damaged kid's books if you happen to have some on hand. Cut out the pictures that are in good condition and toss the rest. Your Dr. Seuss plaques will make an excellent homemade baby gift for a friend who has chosen to decorate with a few Dr. Seuss plaques and a Dr. Seuss baby nursery bedding set for her baby's crib.

You might include some Dr. Seuss baby clothes and Horton Hears a Who or Cat in the Hat in the baby's gift basket.
I can't think of any new mother who wouldn't appreciate a few personalized Dr. Seuss baby items and wall decorations at their baby shower no matter how her baby's room is decorated.

Please make plans to visit us again soon to find the latest in Dr Seuss baby shower decorations and inexpensive handmade items that will make a lovely presentation at the birthday party or baby shower.