The first quilt I made for my baby
Comforted is the baby, that sleeps under a handmade quilt. We have heard that so often. And I love making baby quilts. Not only because they are cuter but they are easier to make on my home machine.
But I haven’t made any for a long time. More because I was busy making other things. Aprons primarily. Yes, suddenly too many apron orders have come in my way. But that will be another post.
I really need to start making some quilts. Some real cute fabric has come my way and some pretty designs are running in my head too. So yay! here is to more baby quilts! 😀
But, Till I make some new or finish the WIPs, let me just share a couple that I made.
Let me start with the ‘Go Bananas’ Quilt. The bananas fabric was a find of the hubby. Yeah. He is sweetheart that way. He goes fabric shopping for me. ❤
The yellow with white doilies is a favourite fabric. It is one I use super sparingly. And I loved how the red binding gave it a lovely pop!
The ‘Go Bananas” quilt
Someone pointed out about how the hearts were… erm… naughtily placed on the bananas. 😐
I went for straight line quilting on this one. It just seemed to go the best.
And for the backing I used a lovely pink, block printed, Indian fabric from my stash.
Yeah. This was one happy crazy quilt. I mean, really, dont those bananas bring a smile to you?!
The other one I made some time back was this ‘Into the sea’ quilt. This had to be special because an old school friend whom I hadn’t met since school just pinged me on Facebook one day and asked me for a baby quilt. God bless Facebook for connecting old lost friends.
Sail boats and sharks!
You know, it is amazing how quilting changes the look of a quilt. Here, take a look at this when it wasn’t quilted.
Boring, right? Oh so boring!
I quilted pebbles and waves on the orange patches. I love how they turned out. Pebbles is my favourite kind of quilting. And the look totally changed. It is like magic. It is crazy what you can do with just some needle and thread. And that is why I say, quilting is the best thing ever invented!
Again, the red binding livens it up. I love a contrasting bright binding.
Both these quilts were made with 100% cotton fabric and cotton batting
The babies that used them were a happy lot, I have been told, and nothing makes me more happy than that!
So, have you made anything lately? I would love to see it. Do share the link to you work in the comments for me and others to go have a look. You can check some of mine here.
Till then bye… Some, to-be-made, baby quilts are waiting for me. ❤