Monday, October 31, 2011

Baby Blue

This is a pic of a quilt that I made  for a baby boy that is soon to be born.  I made it at the request of this baby's great-grandmother.  I usually say "Sorry, I don't quilt for money, just for my own joy." But I couldn't resist helping out in this case.  The Baby's Great-Grandmother is  friend of my mother. This lady is 92 and blind. She wanted so much for this baby to have a handquilted quilt that I knew I had to say "Yes".  It had to be baby blue and it had to be a  cotton panel and it had to be cotton batting and most of all, it had to be hand-quilted.  I am not a huge fan of pre-printed panels until I saw this one. After looking unsuccessfully and thinking I wouldn't find one to satisfy the requirements, I found this one at Dayle's Dept Store in Amherst.  Just what she wanted.  I added a soft Kona snow as a border and used a lovely baby blue Papillon on the back.  It is so soft and cuddly. 


  1. Linda, that is adorable. What a shame the great-grandmother will not be able to see this but I'm sure she will know from all the "oohs" and "ahhs" what a beautiful job you've done. Special quilts like this are really what it's all about. Well done.

  2. I'm glad you were able to do this quilt to help this lady. It is just beautiful.

  3. Very nice quilt. What batting did you use to hand quilt it? I did a pre-printed panel for a friend who is going to be a first time grandmother to a baby girl. I know she is excited since she had 2 boys. I used polyester batting - as always. I do hope you put a label on it. Hand quilted by ... and the year.


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