How to Personalize a Baby Quilt for a Gift

 A ladybug toy was added to this ninepatch ladybug baby quilt. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

A ladybug toy was added to this ninepatch ladybug baby quilt. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

How to Personalize a Baby Quilt for a Gift

Periodically we get a thank you card or email about a custom baby quilt gift set that raves not about the baby quilt but the toy that is part of the gift set.

I have to confess, we do put some thought into our toy pairings with the crib and baby quilts. They have to be appropriate for the age as well as safe. In addition, we want the toy to reflect and compliment the baby crib quilts.

For our Ladybugs Ninepatch baby crib quilt, that was an easy match. Ladybugs have become a more popular retail item in the last few years so it was easy to locate something small that would be appropriate for the theme.

This next baby crib quilt, however, was a different story. Camouflage is also a popular look but try to find something in hot pink!

 This hot pink monkey was not easy to find! (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

This hot pink monkey was not easy to find! (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

We waited to post this Pink Camo baby crib quilt until I could find exactly the right gift. Almost a year after we had the baby crib quilt in hand, I found this charming hot pink monkey.

You can find stuffed toys at most big box stores. Also shop smaller boutique stores for the specialized toys. If you shop online, you can also find a wider variety of choices but for a baby gift, I would suggest seeing the toy personally to make sure it is appropriate for the age.

Charlotte