The process of designing a new baby quilt is much like designing a new website. I have found both of these crafts to make a baby quilt take creativity, organization, and hard work to make the final product a success. From start to finish a new quilt starts with an idea, one that a quilter …
As I sat and watched the US football (soccer) game in the Olympics, I was reminded of the passion in the eyes of the players, the coaches, and the fans. The love of the sport goes far beyond the point in the goal. As a “soccer Mom” of 3 boys and a go-getter lady, I …
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?
Finishing a new baby quilt is SEW much fun. I came around the last corner on the binding and realized – WOW! The end is in sight. Holding up the newly handmade quilt to inspect my work is when I realized that some little baby is going to cuddled in this one by his or her Mom or …
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?
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.
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?
“She who dies with the most fabric… wins!” This should have been my husband saying this quote, but was too busy putting together yet another large cabinet for my fabric this weekend. I had fabric overflowing the bins in my sewing room. I guess he was either just getting tired of seeing them on the …
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.
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!