Wednesday, July 1, 2015

An ♬ Octet of Burp Cloths ♬

These little projects are quick mood boosters and I have such fun pairing up the fabrics. Here are eight burp cloths for my grandson-to-be. As is my norm, I make them in complementary pairs and fold them in thirds for the photo. The back of each is the same as the edge fabric. Each burp cloth takes two fat quarters. I'd posted a tutorial on how to make them June 18, 2014. Each one reminded me of a song as I sewed it.

My daughter has a penchant for elephants so I paired this pachyderm print flannel with some agile giraffes.
♫ ... Animal crackers in my soup, Lions and tigers loop the loop.
Gosh, oh gee, but I have fun, swallowing animals one by one ...

These hot air balloons went well with a polka dot companion print. I can just hear that 1967 hit by The 5th Dimension.
♪... Up, up, and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon ... ♫

I liked these funky felines. They seem to be tom cats to me but I cannot explain why. I thought their plaid, houndstooth, or dotted fur coats would play well with a champagne bubbly background that echoes their googly eyes.

Those little bug eyes make them look like they are a bit tipsy... perhaps from an over-indulgence in cat nip!

These cool cats remind me of the patterned pachyderms in the dream sequence Pink Elephants on Parade in the Disney movie Dumbo.

♪... I can stand the sight of worms, and look at microscopic germs,
but technicolor pachyderms is really too much for me ... 

This final burp cloth pair also sports a black background. My daughter bought a ½ yard of a reindeer flannel and passed it on to me with a holiday burp cloth request. I paired it with an imprecise diagonal candy cane stripe that made me think holiday wrapping paper. Of course this pair of burp cloths inspired this classic holiday tune, none other than ...

♬ ... Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose ...

I daresay I may have taken longer to blog about these than I did to make them. But I also enjoy sharing the random thoughts and tunes that ramble through my mind as I sew!


  1. Love them! Especially the Christmas print, of course. But those cats speak to me - and I don't even care for cats. I'm sure your daughter will love using these and thinking of you.

    Is that a compliment - to be thought of when the baby spits up? :D Yes, as a grandma, even that is delightful.

    1. I am not a real cat fan either but that flannel called to me... so debonaire and yet so whimsical. I will be heading out soon for the birth of the new baby boy. I won't just be thought of. I will be able to get spit up on in person! And yes, I am looking forward to it. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Those balloons and elephants are in high rotation right now - the fabric feels awesome (yay quilt store quality!) and they're just such fun. Thanks again!