I’ve completed another baby quilt. This one is for my soon-to-be-born grandson. Big Sister, my 7-year-old granddaughter, assisted with picking out the pattern and fabrics. The design is adapted from the pattern Tiny Treasures in Picture Play Quilts by Ami Simms. Her pattern used 2-inch patches, but I had lots of 3-1/2 inch patches that I’ve saved using the Scraptherapy method, by Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway. I also completed a different border treatment than the pattern by Ami.
I found a great bargain on a dotted fabric and used it to make borders and backing. The colors are perfect for a baby boy quilt: brown, yellow, blue & green. And, it fit well with the patches in the quilt. I love all the little designs fussy-cut from my collection of children’s prints. I’ve been collecting these since my first grandson was born four years ago, but haven’t used any of them until now. Isn’t that how it goes. We collect fabrics with good intentions to make something, but it takes forever to get that project made. It took my daughter having a baby to give me a deadline to finish a quilt.
Speaking of deadlines, her delivery is fast approaching. So, I took time this holiday week-end to get the outside borders onto the quilt and make the backing. Here is a peek at the quilt top before I send it out to the longarmer.
Baby quilts are so much fun to make. Over the last 30 years or so, I’ve created more baby quilts than I can even remember. I really need to document all my baby quilts together. That may be a topic for a future post. For now, here are more close-up shots of the picture patches.