Fortunately most of us can come up with excuses to make baby quilts! Even if there aren’t any babies on the way in our own families, we can create them for friends or to give to charity. Many of us, when we were expecting ourselves, knew the joy of getting a baby quilt from a friend of our mother’s or maybe from a neighbor from long ago.
Here are a few that have recently been shared with us. We hope they give you some ideas for stitching up sweetness for a new baby.
Thanks go to Dana, Joan, Karen, NJU and everyone else who has shared their love of quilting.
from NJU: “Something green for today, but not exactly for St. Patrick’s day. 🙂 Baby bedding made by me with love…”
NJU’s work is calming and that that clean, sweet feel that every new parent craves. The use of crisp white is so good, too, for a summer baby.
from Joan McConnell: “Finished this adorable Baby Quilt last night. I saw in the Annie’s Attic catalog last year and just had to have it! It is much cuter in person!“
Joan’s baby quilt has such a happy feel. We can just imagine a little one pushing up on it or sitting up and pointing to the happy butterflies.
from Karen Bieling: “Saw this pattern in a 1930’s movie on TCM. I call it Daiseys for Babies. All hand sewn and I stuffed the circles. Just finished for one of my daughters first baby!“
Karen’s done a great job picking fabrics and colors that have the vintage feel. Her hand stitching replicates the time that a mother or grandmother-to-be would have spent in days gone by in preparing a quilt for a new baby. You can imagine the work being done in a rocking chair on a sunlit porch or near a window indoors. It’s all traditional and passing along a technique as well as history.
from Dana Richards: “Just a little baby quilt I created using appliquÈ.“
We love the nautical theme while using so many pinks! Notice the little sailor girl in the center with her name appliqued on.