Gender Reveal – Quilter Style

I am so excited to reveal that baby Bartholomew is a GIRL! We were shocked (I was sure it was a boy!) and thrilled when we heard the news. In true quilter fashion, I immediately hit up the nearest quilt shop to put together a baby girl bundle.

baby girl fabric bundle

from left: Dear Stella Confetti Dots in Shell, Lizzie House Pearl Bracelet in Peach, Clothworks Everyday Organics Solids in Dark Coral, MoMo Linen Mochi Dot in Putty, Alissa Haight Carlton Modern Solids in Coral, Kona Flesh, Lizzie House Catnap Purrfectly Happy in Cloud

I added in a few extra pieces from my stash and am now really excited to pick a design and get started on my baby girl’s quilt!

stack collage

added in the bundle: Lizzie House Catnap Cat’s Cradle in Raspberry, Kona Snow, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax

I also snagged this wonderful months print a while back from Ampersand Design Studio (8 days a week collection). I am going to find a place somewhere on the quilt to sneak in her birth month (October!).

month fabric

Thanks for sharing in this exciting time. I’ll be back soon with picnic quilt updates and the start of my photography series.


In other fun news, it’s week 2 of the New Blogger Blog Hop! Stop by Plum and June to see this week’s participants and to enter to win her fabric giveaway.

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60 Responses to “Gender Reveal – Quilter Style”

  1. Cornelia says:

    Congratulations Michelle, to your little princess. Totally love the girlie bundle you picked for her. I really need some catnap fabric, its to die for.

  2. Congrats!!! I love the fabric bundle. Can’t wait to see what you make!

  3. Jess says:

    Yay!!! Baby girls are so fun to sew for :) The bundle you put together is wonderful. Congratulations! (Also, the wee wander corals are a pretty true coral – not too orange, not too pink to answer your other question lol)

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      I’m so excited to sew for her, I still can’t believe it’s a girl! :) I’m very excited to hear that the wee wander corals are pretty coral. I might need to add a print from that to my bundle! Or maybe that would make a cute backing?! oooh ideas…

  4. Congratulations! What a perfect way to celebrate and announce the gender! The bundle is great and I look forward to seeing what you create for her!

  5. Audrey says:

    Congratulations!!!! Yay!!! And such a yummy bundle! I really love that Catnap print, and the accompanying pieces? Yum!

  6. barbara woods says:

    congrats love your fabric that you picked

  7. Congratulations! That’s a beautiful bundle of fabric!

  8. YAY! So excited for you, the color selection there is beautiful. Can’t wait to see it what you do with it!

  9. Roxanne K says:

    Congratulations! I love (love, love, love) the cat fabric. Can’t wait to see what you make!

  10. What a lovely stack of fabrics for your little one! Those cats are super cute! Looking forward to seeing what pattern you opt for – I’m having a hell of a time deciding for myself!

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Hey Jenn! I know the feeling, I just haven’t been able to decide on a design! I’m hoping when I find the right one, it will just make sense. I’ll be interested to see what you decide! :)

  11. That’s wonderful news! I have 6 daughters and treasure each one beyond words. My first baby was a girl – a delightful way to begin. The fabrics look beautiful togeth

  12. Yay! I love the fabrics you picked out. Grays mixed in with soft colors is one of my favorite baby combos!

  13. Carla says:

    Little boys and little girls are both so cute, but girls give us seamstresses so many more sewing opportunities – cute skirts, dresses and whatnot – don’t you think?
    Enjoy getting ready for your little one’s arrival! (Love the cat print!)

  14. These are awesome! I have yet to try the linen. Love all the soft shades and the gray is such a great neutral. Congrats on your baby girl!

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Thanks Paula! I have used the essex yarn dyed linen in three different projects, but have yet to wash any of them. I do prewash the linen though, so I’m guessing it will come out ok! I love the way it looks and it keeps finding a way into my projects :)

  15. christina says:

    congrats!! are you going to share name ideas, or keep them a secret?

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Thanks Christina! We’ll probably keep names a secret. But we still haven’t even thought of any we agree on so I’m not very tempted yet. It’s hard to keep fun secrets :)

  16. Willit says:

    How exciting, you finally get to start making a quilt for your little girl. I love the fabric you have chosen.

    Just two things to be aware of: sometimes they guess the sex wrong (OK, that’s probably rare, but it does happen. When my daughter was born, the midwife asked the doctor if it was a boy or a girl, and I answered that it was a girl. They laughed because I hadn’t had a chance to see her yet – the doctor was still holding her – but I told them I had a scan and they told me scans can be wrong, especially if they have predicted it will be a girl); and even more regularly than that unexpected surprise, they are rarely born when predicted – perhaps you should be trying to include August – November on your quilt :)

    Now that I’ve been a bit of a Negative Nellie (and a SIlly Billy), I’m going to say “Have fun! Enjoy!”. If you do end up having a boy born in September, you’l have a great story to tell him about his beautiful quilt :)

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Haha, what’s with you and your practical advice?! ;) I think it will be a hilarious story if I make a baby girl quilt for a boy. The gender scan was pretty convincing, so I’m willing to risk that. You have a very good point about October though. That might need to be a late addition to the quilt. But I am due right in the middle, so I can be 2 weeks early or 2 weeks late and still be in October. But I definitely don’t get to make decisions on that front! :) I am an October baby though so I really hope I can have one of my own!

  17. Amanda says:

    A girl! How exciting. Love those confetti dots in shell. It is such a pretty pink. Can’t wait to see what you decide on.

  18. Congratulations! So exciting! Can’t wait to see what you do with the fabrics. And I LOVE the Catnap fabric!

  19. Girls are pretty wonderful! I’m so excited for you!

  20. Liz says:

    Congratulations! That bundle is beautiful, and can’t wait to see what you put together with it! Whatever you make it will certainly be much loved!

  21. I was absolutely certain my first was a boy… and I remember being shocked when she wasn’t : P Isn’t it so fun to find out? Have a great time working on your new quilting project, Michelle!

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who was totally convinced the other way! It is a total shock! It was so fun to find out, I couldn’t stop smiling. Best day ever! :)

  22. Elli says:

    Congratulations. You have picked out a beautiful fabric bundle. I’m sure that your little one will love it.

  23. Sarah Lahrman says:

    Such sweet fabric choices for a little girl. Congrats! Can’t wait to see your quilty creation :)

  24. Vera says:

    Yay! Congrats! What a sweet bundle you picked.

  25. Kelsey says:

    Oh my word, congratulations!! A little baby girl :) Your bundle is beautiful! I am in love with the grey dot and the coral solid together, and the rest of the fabrics add such life and cuteness. I cannot wait to see what this becomes.

  26. Fabulous fabric choices! Congratulations, and have FUN while you make it!! I knit my daughter a blanket while I was pregnant with her and it brings back a lot of memories. :)

  27. This is such exciting news! Congrats! That is kinda what I did too! I found out we were having a girl and the first thing I wanted to do was go out and get girly fabric! I loved making her a little quilt! Enjoy crafting for her and congrats again!

  28. How exciting! We are finding out in July and I cannot wait to know! Congrats again, and great fabric choice!

  29. Yay for a little girl!! So exciting!
    As always your fabric pull is fantastic, i can’t wait to see where it goes!

  30. That’s a great girly bundle you’ve picked out! I have three boys, so I’ve never used that much pink in a quilt! Have fun making something special for your little miss.

  31. Nurdan says:

    Congratulations!! And great fabric choice!! xxx

  32. hydeeann says:

    i’m probably lost all the way down here at the bottom, but i have to say how excited i am for you!!! as an oldest child and mother with a daughter first, i think girls make the best first child. definitely. =) and you’ll have someone to quilt with! not that you can’t sew with boys, but . . . you know. i absolutely adore the pull you’ve created for the quilt and can’t wait to see what you make of it.

    big hugs!!!

  33. Daisy says:

    Congrats, Michelle! I’m so excited for you, and I kind of agree with hydeann… I see little girls sitting and playing quietly, and I feel like my toddler son looks feral in comparison! :) And, it’s a little disappointing that he’s way more into hammers and screwdrivers and backhoes than my fabric and quilting, but I do adore him and all his boyness. I can’t wait to see the precious pink things you whip up for your little one!

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