unique children’s quilts

dinosaur quilt

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 …

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treadle machine to learn to quilt

A wide-eyed 8 year-old stands by the quilt frame watching her Grandma and friends ply the needle over the quilt blocks.  How I remember just waiting for the opportunity to try a few stitches.  The joy of threading needles for Grandma as she chatted and sewed with her friends was the beginning of a history …

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Handmade Baby quilt, lady bug pattern quilt, pink quilt

How hard is it to find a baby shower gift? An invitation arrives from your granddaughter or from a special friend, maybe even your favorite niece.    This means no ordinary shower gift will do for this present has to be unique, special, and stand out at the shower. One gift will not be tossed aside …

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Animal I Spy Baby Quilt

An Animal I Spy Baby Quilt is not just for cuddles. It also provides endless hours of excellent learning opportunities and a soft baby quilt for the floor. To make the “I Spy” game interesting and the baby quilt one a young child will enjoy, a wide selection of animals are chosen for the quilt.  …

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Grandma’s handmade quilts have love in every stitch. Those days with Grandma are long gone but not her love, her patience, and her commitment to hard work. Those parts of my Grandmother will be with me each day in her quilts.

“When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.” Well my stash is full of scraps. I have spent the better part of yesterday trying to clean up the not one drawers, but the many locations where those scraps are kept. I tell myself to keep them you might just need that piece for something. Drawers and boxes later, those lonely lavenders, bored blues, and sulking silvers and shades of every other hue imaginable are waiting their turn to be a patch in one of my handmade baby quilts.

My poor bear… He or she has been working so hard and appearing in many of my baby crib quilt photos, yet he does NOT have a name.

What would you name this cute and cuddly bear?

Have you been searching for just the right baby shower gift for your best friend, your sister, or maybe even a colleague from the office? No matter where you have looked, the idea of finding another outfit that the new baby will outgrow in weeks, or another pile of odds-and –ends from diapers to rattles is just not what you had in mind for a useful and meaningful baby shower gift, then this article is for you.

Are you looking for that special baby shower gift or for that new mother-to-be? Do you have a grandchild, a favorite niece or nephew, or just that extra special young lady or little man, who have a soft spot in your heart and their birthday is around the corner? No ordering store bought gift off …

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How does the story of each unique quilt begin? As a quilter commences her initial design work, thoughts grow and develop from the design board to the sewing machine. Each of her children’s quilts tells its own story, as the pieces are cut from carefully chosen fabrics, sewn carefully into patterns. The story’s is illustrated through color, design, and texture.

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