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Baby Quilt Patterns

New baby quilt patterns are on the top of my list now that summer is here.
I use to say, “Sew much fabric, sew little time,” but I can’t use that excuse now. I teach during the school daytime, and since the school year ended, I do have some extra hours on my hands. My thoughts are like many who would like to make their own baby quilt, where do I start?

Looking for a New Idea for Designing Baby Quilts?

Looking for a New Idea for Designing Baby Quilts?
Designing your next new idea for baby quilts can be the hardest part of the process of making a special newborn baby gift or maybe a baby shower gift for that special mother-to-be. However, where do those original designs, color patterns, or unique heirloom quality unique handmade baby quilts emerge?

Use Green in Baby Quilts?

Use Green in Baby Quilts?
Should green be used in baby quilts? Baby quilts use various colors but with St. Patrick’s Day in the glorious month of March, this question comes up.
Traditionally, blues are for boys and the pinks are for girls. This association has been held true for years and years and can be found throughout even many baby quilts and the fabrics.

Baby Quilt Safety – Buttons and Bows

Little girls and their baby quilts just go hand in hand with buttons and bows – right? Think again.
Those pink and lacy decorations create a baby quilt with the little girl or princess touch. A bow here or a few small buttons there are lovely adornments. How could these few, simple additions, which dress up the baby quilt, become such a hazard to a baby or a young child?

Tips for Appliqueing Baby Quilts

Wonderful! You have the fabric and patterns laid out for various baby quilts that you could make but the one that sticks out and you really would like to tackle is appliqué. Whether you have quilted before or not, the project of an appliqué quilt can be a challenge. Here are successful techniques that will help you feel comfortable and not feel frustrated to the point that you are ready to give up on your first try.

Where Do I Come Up With Ideas for My Baby Quilts?

It may be in the middle of the night or on the way to the grocery store, I can get an idea for my baby quilts sometimes in the most unusual places.
I live in South Florida with a lake in my back yard. It is not uncommon to have the most unusual wild life in and around the water. A beautiful stork flew into the pine tree last week and though he may have flown for miles, chose to stand, as the species always does, on one leg. He or she posed long enough for me to take this photo. How appropriate, a stork came by, as I am looking for ideas for baby quilts!

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