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Baby Quilts

During the Indiana State Quilt Guild retreat I made 4 baby quilts.  Two of our best friends, Kent and Peggy, each of their adult children had a child – so that made each of them a grandparent.  There was a boy and a girl so I got to make boy quilts and girl quilts.  For each baby I made a flannel on flannel blanket – just two pieces of flannel sewn together with a decorate stitch around the outside (sorry no pictures).  Then I make each a quilt and here are those pictures…

Peggy - baby quiltThe pinks and purples were so much fun to play with – since we had two boys I didn’t get to do much with pink!  (We do have twin nieces so I made pink quilts for them – 3 each!)  A few of the blocks and the back were made of a fuzzy fleece – very soft but a huge mess to sew with!  It did wash up nicely and is so soft!  The baby will love it!

Kent - baby quilt

This quilt was made with “I Spy” types of fabric – pictures of cars and bugs and stuff that kids love.  The blue is minky fabric and is so soft – again messy to work with but so soft for a baby.  The back is white flannel with blue ships.  I also practiced making the quilt binding strips with diagonal seams and put on completely by machine.  This will hold up much better for baby quilts.

I’m hoping to get pictures of the babies with their quilts so I can post them here.

By Wanda Black

I've been quilting for over 20 years and love every part of it. I now have a long arm quilting machine and would like to quilt your quilts for you.

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