Friday, January 11, 2013

Baby Quilt ... with 30's Reproduction Fabrics

A new Etsy baby quilt.  This one is square, roughly 42" x 42" ... so a good size for a baby growing into a toddler. https://www.etsy.com/listing/120220452/handmade-large-patchwork-baby-quilt

A simple, soothing pattern ... 2 inch squares joined with bands of white.

The quilting is an overall meander with all the seams well secured so it will hold up to many washings.

The fabrics are 30's reproductions, sewn together in a random scrappy way.

There are puppy dogs, and kitty cats, and rabbits riding airplanes, jacks and balls and geese in bonnets.

The back of the quilt is larger pieces of the fabrics used on the front. I love patchwork backs on quilts ... they look so homey.

The binding is the same white fabrics as the white bands
that run through the quilt.

This quilt has a really nice 'hand'.

I haven't figured out how to convey the 'hand' of a quilt, how it feels.
A good 'hand' on a quilt makes you want to wrap yourself in it.
My favorite part of quilts is how they feel.

The only thing better than a snuggly quilt
is someone you love wrapped up in a snuggly quilt.

Folded up ... it would look cute
over the rails of a crib.



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