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Baby Quilts.

Posted on | August 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Baby Quilts.

When each of our grandchildren was born I made quilts for them.

The first quilt was based around Australian animal prints so they could identify our native animals. Basic layout of squares and then quilted with a pattern that has  some similarities to boomerangs. Unfortunately not the best photo, but the only one I have.

At the same time I also made this baby quilt using fabrics I had found in Zooks in Intercourse, PA, on an earlier visit.The pattern is called Sickle from a book by Ursula Reikes – Even More Quilts for Baby. I finished it with an overall meander quilting pattern.

The next quilt was made using bright fabrics in half square triangles sewn into a pinwheel design. I used a bright butterfly and flower design for the border and also appliqued some of those butterflies on the body of the quilt. I quilted this one in an all over looped design with a variegated thread.

The most recent quilt for our grandchildren was actually made when we were on a visit to them in the US. It was great to do the embroidery and have our grand daughter watch each animal being created. I was able to finish the piecing while we were there, then was lucky enough to find a neighbour who was able to do the quilting and binding for completion. I chose this design because our grand daughter was really keen on singing the Old MacDonald’s Farm song. The pattern is an Ella and Skysie design.

And the back was pieced with the left over fabric.

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