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The Unknown Baby Quilt

by Stacey Drysdale
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The Unknown Baby Quilt

The Unknown Baby Quilt

This quilt was made for my friends baby. I started it when she was 6 mos along and did not know what sex the baby was. Therefore I was trying to create a quilt that was gender neutral.


Both of us like blues and greens and I threw in a bit of orange to give it some pop. She ended up having a boy, and good thing too, since the quilt is very "boyish".

The inside panels with the animals were from a whole cloth panel that I cut into squares. They are bordered in either orange/green or blue depending on the square. I then used the original block borders of the whole cloth panel cut up to make the strip piecing between the rows and for the binding. The design is my own.

This is approximately my 5th quilt. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. The majority of it is quilted with a straight stitch. The animal blocks are freehand machine quilted.

I started this quilt before Ezra born, but did not finish it until he was a year and a half (I ended getting pregnant shorty after he was born, so my time was limited). When I gave it to him he scrunched it up and crawled under a table and layed his head on it. Love at first sight. :)

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wow NEW
by: Julie

Such a masterpiece for your 5th quilt! Very talented!

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Love Your Quilt!
by: Henny

Your quilt is amazing, I wish I had your talent!

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sooke bc
by: Anonymous

I love the colour choice, love a quilt with a story...Ezra has good taste!

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Just lovely
by: LKD

Wow! This is only your 5th quilt? I love the colours and the design. Beautiful!

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inspirational
by: CK

Hi
came here looking for ideas for a quilt for my sister-in-law, and this looks like great inspiration! I like how the colours dance through the piece.

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LOVE the Quilt
by: aNNE

I love the Quilt, I want to lay my head on it too! Lucky little boy!

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will you be my friend?
by: KL

i really love this! the colours are fantastic together and it really looks great! i am in edmonton too; will you be my friend?

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