Baby quilt

28 Jul

While I am perfectly aware I will never really become a quilter, I love making baby quilts for friends. And at last I have managed to tick off another ta-da from my list of projects in dire need of completion by Wednesday!

Sewing a quilt doesn’t do it for me in the same way that sewing clothes for mates does. I don’t seem to have the eye for what fabrics would work in a quilt the way I do for a blouse or a skirt, nor do I really have the patience.  But it’s a gift I really love to give. Its got a lot of love and effort that, when you don’t live near the baby, its hard to show.

ImageMy moma is a master quilter, seriously she makes some pretty fine quilts. We’ve got quite a few ‘scrap’ quilted throws, which she made from her scrap bag – I can see various pjs, night gowns, shirts and dresses in these quilts.  I still have the quilt on our bed she made me when I graduated from high school – although she cringes when she sees it, only seeing its imperfections – I love it. Image

When she came to visit me  several months ago I was fumbling my way through the planning process for a baby quilt for our friends expected baby. I had loads of blue florals – enough for a quilt and I figured the combo would work for either gender. I also had some left over fabric with some great birds on it which I thought it would give it a playful feel. (I’m obsessed with bird fabric at the moment). Image

But I just couldn’t make up my mind. In the end moma suggesed  making some 4 squares .. err… not really sure what they’re called. But as you can see they’re 4 squares in a square  – don’t you love when I go all technical.

This I thought worked pretty good. The only fabric I had to buy was the plain blue and the purple fleece backside! Image

Now I’m a fan of baby quilts that are a substantial size. Something big enough to really bundle a kid up in, or place out on the grass in the summer and have the mom as well as baby comfortably sit. I like quilts that really get used and I hope this one will! I’ll never be a master quilter nor do I want to be. I can look at all the mistakes in this one (including approaching fleece with a hot iron – yikes!) but not worry. Its made with love.

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5 Responses to “Baby quilt”

  1. Espirational July 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    That is lovely. I really like the birds.

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    • rosemaryforest July 29, 2013 at 8:17 am #

      Thank you! I am addicted to bird prints at the moment!

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      • Loren August 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

        At last! Someone who untndsdaers! Thanks for posting!

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  2. salpal1 July 30, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    pretty, I am sure they will use it.

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