What I Am Working On: Happy Hippo Hop

I had to drop everything else and make time for this cute project, a quilt I need as a baby shower gift. Baby showers are like Christmas, they sneak up on you, and suddenly they are looming just around the corner, and you haven’t finished your project yet. I miscalculated because of a cultural difference. Baby showers are not a thing in Germany, and no one would ever think of giving a gift before the baby was actually born. I always had late March in my head as the due date, and when I received the invitation to the baby shower for next week, a whole month was suddenly taken out of my mental timeline, and that is an eternity in quilting. Anyway, I got my act together, I had the design and fabrics ready, and I spent the holiday weekend making the quilt top and quilting it. Here is a little preview, this little guy makes me laugh every time I see him. The quilt is done and just needs the binding, but I still have one more weekend before the shower, so it should be finished right on time. There will be a pattern for this but I haven’t even started writing it yet. I also have to make a sample quilt that won’t be given away. I had planned on making the blocks all at the same time but of course that plan went out the window as well.

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18 responses to “What I Am Working On: Happy Hippo Hop”

  1. Marsha says:

    Adorable. Can hardly wait for the pattern

  2. Vivian Oaks says:

    So cute!! Isn’t it fun to make baby quilts? 🙂

  3. Debbie Gruenbacher says:

    Sooooo adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Darla D. says:

    Love the Happy Hippo. So sweet. Looking forward to seeing the other blocks. Thanks for sharing.

    • Beatrice says:

      Thank you, Darla. The quilt has five hippo blocks but they are basically the same, some are just a mirror image of the one pictured. I am working on a new BOM project but this isn’t it 🙂

  5. Brenda says:

    This little guy is so adorable!

  6. Lori Smanski says:

    oh my goodness, this little guy is just too adorable. I love that he is happy. Hope you have a great time at the shower.

  7. Vickie says:

    Such a happy quilt. Eager for the pattern.

  8. Shelley says:

    What a sweet face. It is an absolutely darling pattern. And yes, baby showers do sneak up. I can’t tell you how many times I have found out someone was pregnant and thought “oh I have SO much time to make something” and before you know it the baby arrives and my gift is only half finished.

    • Beatrice says:

      Yes, that’s exactly how it works, Shelley, LOL. I finished the binding and label last night, and the shower is today. Phew!

  9. Joyce Carter says:

    The hippo is sooo cute!! He makes a wonderful quilt for a baby. I sure it will be well loved.

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