Friday, July 18, 2014

Baby Quilts - Saturday Snapshots

Baby quilts are so much fun to make! Since they're small, the construction goes quickly. Not so much delayed gratification! They're also a good way to try out quilt patterns without making a big commitment. While I'm creating, it's fun to think of the child who will be snuggling under the quilt. I put a lot of love into every stitch.


I've made several quilts for my granddaughter
but this is my favorite. The q
uilt square pattern is 

Nine Patch, and the hearts and name are appliqued.


This is a flannel ragged-edged quilt.
It gets softer with every washing.

Baby quilts don't have to be made of pastel colors.
These coordinated fabrics came together in a package.
Just right for my grand nephew!

This pattern is called X's and O's.
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23 comments:

Brona Joy said...

They're beautiful! I'm partial to purple, so I do like that one in particular.
I make cross stitch blankets & pillows for my nieces and nephews so I know that labour of love feeling :-)

Christina Cole said...

They're all incredibly beautiful. I love quilts, but I've never had the patience -- and the skill -- to make one. One thing I've heard, Sandy, is that every quilt should have one little flaw in it because the belief was that a perfect quilt was an affront to God. I noticed in my great-aunt's quilts (of which I had many) there was always one tiny little flaw, one obvious mistake. I often wondered if it was because of that old-time belief. Have you every heard that? Or is that one of those "old-time, old-wife" things that has been lost over the years?

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Lovely quilts. My mom loved to make baby quilts.

Anne Bennett said...

WOW. I love all three. My favorite is the bright one. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Super Cute! I love baby blankets!

Louise said...

What beautiful work you do- you can certainly see the love in every stitch.

Paulita said...

My comment seemed to disappear. Hope I'm not repeating myself. I'd love to be able to create quilts like this. So beautiful. Here's Mine

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I still cross stitch occasionally and enjoy it. For years I made cross-stitched Christmas ornaments, most of which we still have. It's a fun hobby, and I'm sure your nieces and nephews appreciate your work.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I couldn't resist that bright fabric. The cars, trucks, and buses seemed perfect for a little boy.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Christina. Yes, I've heard that. I don't have a problem with including a flaw in my quilts because there's always more than one. Seems like there's a wobble or two in the quilting line and several places where the squares don't line up perfectly. My favorite saying is "it will all come out in the wash" because after washing, the quilts pucker a little bit and all those tiny errors become insignificant.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

They're fun because they come together so quickly. I'm sure the people who received your mother's quilts treasure them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me, too!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you so much. When I think of the child who will receive the quilt, it adds another layer of enjoyment to the creative process.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My mom started teaching me to sew and embroider when I was young, and I guess that skill stayed with me. I'm lucky, aren't I?

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, these are absolutely gorgeous! Nothing says love like a beautiful quilt made especially for a precious bundle. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay said...

There's nothing as comforting as a truly handmade quilt for comfort and warmth

Ginx Craft said...

They are all gorgeous. My favourite is the ragged edge one. You are so creative.

jacquie said...

As usual, I am bowled over by your talent. They are just stunning!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I feel the same way. Even though the quilts I have from my grandmother are faded and worn, I treasure them.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you!

Sharon Taylor Xuereb said...

Those quilts are gorgeous. I'm so envious of your talent.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Kathy Brady said...

Beautiful! I have always wanted to learn how to do that.

Trish said...

wow! your quilts are amazing!