Baby Love Quilt and Pattern

 Baby Love Quilt and Pattern

When a lovely young colleague of mine announced that she was expecting, of course, I was keen to make her a quilt for her new arrival.  Having a baby is, after all, a very special life event.  When I was thinking about the design of the quilt I wanted it to represent something special about Mother and Child.  I thought about the child in utero and the love a mother has for her baby and that was how I came up with the idea of the heart inside a heart.  The small baby heart to represent the baby, wrapped in the big heart of her Mother.

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This is a quilt made for a baby girl.    I thought for a little girl,  pastel florals would work well.

I think this design would work equally well with brights, novelty prints, a single colour or very scrappy quilt.  It would be adorable in plaids too.

Incidentally I pieced this quilt on my Singer 66 Lotus Treadle C 1923.  Such a pretty machine.

More about this machine here.

Make Your Singer Sing (Part 1)

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Finished quilt size;

56 1/2″ x 36 1/2″

It’s a perfect cot sized quilt.

All fabrics have been washed and lightly pressed before commencing.

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If you would like to make a Baby Love Quilt, here are the instructions.

Requirements for the quilt

3/4 – 1 m of background fabric
42 of 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ assorted pastel floral squares
9 of 5″ x 5″ pastel floral squares
6 of 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″pastel floral squares
4 of 3″ x 3″ pastel floral squares

Cutting

From the background fabric cut;
5 of 2 1/2″ Width of Fabric strips
4 of 4 1/2″ x 32 1/2″ strips
2 of 12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips
3 of 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips
4 of 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares
9 of 5″ x 5″ squares
4 of 3″ x 3″ squares
2 of 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Assembling of the Quilt

Click on the link below for the assembly instructions.
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© Susies Scraps 2016

13 thoughts on “Baby Love Quilt and Pattern”

  1. Just what I love! Intelligent scrapping–aka something I could manage to do. It is beautiful and I await the next installment. Thanks you a bunch.

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