Friday, August 4, 2017

Show and tell: baby quilts

Baby quilts are great fun to make - luckily we seem to know lots of people having babies ...

Jenn's Ebb quilt (designed by Carolyn Friedlander) is for a
friend's newborn. The background fabric is linen
Mermaid Stars is the baby quilt that Jenn is sending off with the
parents' wedding quilt (which is a little overdue).
The star centres feature a mermaid print ...

... and the backing is Heather Ross's unicorn print.
Jill has mended and hand quilted her son's baby quilt, made
with nine Goose Tracks blocks, by a friend in 1985. It was
originally tied, and is very faded from much washing and wear.
It is being returned to her friend's daughter as a keepsake.
The 1980s prints are visible at the edges where the original
backing was rolled over and stitched. On the right is a small
single block keepsake quilt that Jill has made to keep.
The alligator baby quilt is Jill's daughter Emma's first
attempt at applique (which she designed herself). Jill 

machine quilted it for her, using the serpentine stitch 
#4 on her Bernina to quilt the alligator skin (below). 

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