Baby Quilt for Lorna

It is my tradition to make a baby quilt for each one of my kids. Eleanor’s quilt was the ABC’s in Bears cross-stitched on each square. You can read about that huge undertaking here. Henry’s has appliqued airplanes for the squares. For Lorna, due in a few months, I wanted something simple and vintage. A friend of mine gave me her grandmother’s stash of fabrics from the 80’s, so I combined some of those prints with my own stash.

The front is patchwork squares in blue, red and pink. The back is cream linen with a strip of patchwork off-centered. I machine quilted in the ditch around the squares, because I wanted that old-fashioned puffy square-quilted look. We have a few vintage books laying around, and that type of quilt seems to be the most prominent in baby quilts.

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4 Responses

  1. If I had a baby, I would do everything for him/her in punk-rock or Goth.

  2. Lucky Lorna!!! Love this quilt… If it came in a larger size, I could imagine myself wrapped up in it during the winter by the fire (I’m imagining, so I’m pretending that our fireplace works, too) while watching the snow fall on the ground and sipping a mug of hot cocoa. You’re very talented. 🙂

  3. I love the blend of reds, pinks and blues.

  4. With all the vintage fabric, I can’t believe you didn’t quilt by hand!

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