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Something old/new/blue

by Miranda
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

clockwise, from top left: with matching skirt & pillows,  in the crib, front details and reverse details

clockwise, from top left: with matching skirt & pillows, in the crib, front details and reverse details

This quilt was made for my new baby, Cole.

It was pieced, machine-quilted, measures approximately 3.5 x 5 feet and was designed to fit in his crib. The idea is loosely based on the 'Flock of Triangles' pattern from Denyse Schmidt's "Quilts" book, although it was customized and improvised as I went along.

The fabric on the front side is made up of remnants of my husband's old shirts mixed with new fabrics from Amy Butler's Lotus collection, 'Giant Trees', and a bunch of other coordinated fabrics that I can't recall the names of, alternated with rows of white cotton. I was very excited to find a way to blend the personal fabric from the shirts for sentimental value with lovely fabrics that complimented them. The shirt fabrics were well worn and soft, so I washed the new fabric several times to soften it as well.

The reverse side is a mix of fabric from Amy Butler's Lotus range, in the same blue, gray and lime colours.

It took about a week to cut, piece, and sew the top together. Being about 6 months pregnant at the time, it took a month longer to get back to sewing it all together!

He's just 5 months old now and not using it for warmth in the crib yet, but it's the perfect place Cole to play - with all his toys and he drools all over it. He loves the bright colours and patterns! Just the other day I overheard my husband explaining that, "Mama made this quilt out of pieces of us, when we were waiting for you" - the sweetest thing.

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Nice quilt!
by: Anonymous

I love the colors in the quilt, so bright and cheerful, and not the traditional "kid" stuff. Great!

by: Anonymous

I just love this quilt. It has a unique and creative touch that makes it truly outstanding.

I also love the use of different fabrics, especially including something of Dad's which makes it truly a family heirloom!

Very beautiful
by: Nicole

This is a beautiful quilt.I like the fact that you incorperated the old and the new fabrics.It shows that baby quilts not always need to be very very sweet in color and fabrics.

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