Saturday, August 13, 2011

years fly by

 Boo requested a show and tell of her Baby quilt I made back when she was a wee sprite. 
Before I took quilting seriously... I pieced together a bunch of 9 patches by hand, and quilted 
it by hand and crazy, hand turned the edges in, since I didn't know how to do a proper binding at the time...
 Can you see evidence of a "fabric nut" in the making? 
She picked out the Joel dewberry 
 fabric for her walls,
Her patchwork pillow was from my scrap bins, 
as she picks out her favorite bits and saves them up...
And Amy butler fabric for her sheets? I can't recall now whose that was...

 Any how. the quilt gets loved... can you tell?
Bet ya $10 she will be a quilter one day. 
(even though she swears she won't be... )

Kia,  ( aka: the pillow squasher) making herself comfortable and giving my pillows a break.

Do you have a baby quilt from your younger days? Who was it made by?

Also. Looking for long armers that might be bale to help with some charity quilts.. anyone?
email me.


  1. I'd lov to play peek-a-boo with her ... what a lovely quilt.

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  2. I have a baby quilt that my Grandma made me. I now let my Granddaughter sleep on it at my studio. I can feel my Grandma smiling every time I do.
    I am a longarmer and would love to help with your charity quilts. But I am booked thru January. I can do some then tho~

  3. I wasn't into quilting then, so I bought my son's from a store, bad me;) But I did make his bassinet cover from my wedding dress. I gave all his things away to my nephew, he was a preemie, so when my son outgrew them, he was big enough to use them.


  4. When my daughter left my house for college, she announced that she wanted a store bought spread and that she would never look at a sewing machine the rest of her life. Such sweetness it is to see her living in Birmingham, England with her boyfriend, her Janome and her blog Isnt it a joy to watch your daughter revel in fabric:)

  5. She will be a quilter indeed-e!!

    I like her choice of wall paper too;)

  6. email me the details on the quilts such as timeline etc. Would love to help if I can.
    I wore out my blankie, dragged that dang thing across the country and back, I think by the time we got to the west coast, I had a few threads left and that was about it!

  7. I had a quilt kmade by my grandmother or one of her sisters. It was a hand appliqued scene with baby ducks and a pond and lots of cattails. I had it until my second nephew was born and my mother gave it to my nephew.

  8. I need to get out my daughters quilt.
    It was my very first quilt that I made and what got me started. She is 28 years old now. :)

  9. I don't have a baby quilt but a baby afghan made by my great-grandmother that I will pull out for the days that I'm sick.

    Funny enough though I happen to have my mum's and my dad's baby quilts (his was also his mother's at one point) in my house. They are two of three quilts that are neatly put away and never used.

  10. Hmmm... Your daughter loves pattern on pattern on pattern... Definitely a quilter!!! Can't wait to read her blog in about 10 years or so...

  11. Boo, you are so cute with your quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Love your walls!!

  12. My children had baby quilts and I made quilts for my Grand Children. I didn't remember a quilt of my own until you started mt thinking. I guess we'd call it a coverlet. I think it's in a trunk IN THE GARAGE. Scarry place but now i will look for it.

    Hi BOO from Australia. Thankyou for sharing your blanket with us. Love it

  13. I posted a blog back a while ago showing and telling about my precious doll quilt I still have that my maternal grandmother made for me. It is a combination of embroidery and patchwork, just what I've been doing lately!

  14. Ooh, what a sweet baby quilt story. I'm with Beatrice. Why be a quilt maker when your mom already makes some of the most beautiful quilts around?

  15. Great post! I still have my baby quilt, now 72 years old like me. It's Sunbonnet Sue in 30's fabrics (which were modern then,) with hand embroidered lazy daisies and hand appliqued with a black running stitch. My grandma's neighbor made it for me. Wasn't that a great gift? I know that it planted a seed.....Beatrice will grow into a quilter, for sure!

  16. Such a sweet post, and it's so much fun to see people's early work. Who would have guessed where you'd be in your journey by looking at this quilt. And I'm betting Boo becomes a great quilter!!!

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