Make My Week # 28 Baby Quilt

The Atlas has a work colleague about to leave to have a baby and so I asked if I could make something special. Bless him he even let me show him some stuff I liked on my quilts pinterest page and I have another board of quilt loveliness here too.

The quilt is made from pieces all from my stash and inspired by lots of different pictures I like. It is free motion quilted. I actually hand basted each piece on and then basted the whole thing before I started which took an evening but was well worth it in the long run.

I added the border as an after thought and I love it. I was going to have the Suffolk puff blossoms all over the ground under the tree but the crafters I had over in the planning stage recommended them on the tree and I think it’s a better choice.

I backed it in super soft brushed cotton. I have included a putting it together collage because I quite like the sense of development. I am pretty random in my approach – cut and place and hope for the best.

I’m pretty pleased with the results and I think The Atlas was too.

It always amazes me how irresistible a quilt (even a half-finished one) is to lie on and play on and we don’t even have a cat! The boys just couldn’t keep themselves off it.

I need some inspiration for a winter craft project that I can take on holiday and do by hand – I don’t crochet and my knitting is pretty atrocious…. ideas???

Find more creative inspiration here

Here are some of the things I’ve been making this year.

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10 responses

  1. It’s gorgeous!

    1. thank you. always a bit scary making for someone else

  2. It’s beautiful!
    Have you tried cross stitch? So easy to take anywhere, and I find it really relaxing.

    1. yeah I’m coming to the idea of stitching up some kind of storm

  3. Lovely work Miriam – I remember seeing it when I was round for the craft night…Yes I agree some cross stitch or surface stitchery – how about some christmas decorations so that you are all prepared. I have kept up a tradition my mum started and make one for each of my children each year – that way they leave home with a tree full!!

    1. I make them for mine too but they are rather amateur – I’m sure yours wouldn’t be

  4. LOVE this quilt
    Well I’m quite partial to crochet now I’ve semi mastered it
    BUT what about fa la la felt? Making little felt ornaments . . .

    1. Good thinking I haven’t played with felt for ages!

  5. what about soft toys? When hand stitched requires going round each limb twice – and I’m sure the boys would love!

  6. What a gorgeous quilt! You never cease to impress me with your skills Miriam!

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