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Quilts for Babies

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  • Total submissions: 56
  • Total countries: 10
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  • Total states: 20

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A Star Is Born A Star Is Born
By: Claire Alexander,
Oregon, USA

Two starters: my pregnant daughter didn’t want to know the baby’s sex till birth, so I made equal parts pink and blue. Second, I had bought Karla Alexander’s Curves for Squares Ruler and had to try it. So I designed this quilt. The name comes from the star blocks and prints as well as the occasion.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 40"

Antonia's Quilt Antonia’s Quilt
By: Steffi,
Germany

This quilt is a co-production of my mother and me. We designed it for my niece Antonia nearly four years ago. My mum did the appliquè and I did the piecing and quilting. Pieced by machine, appliquèd and quilted by hand. We used cute novelty 30s fabrics to match her red crib.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 40"

Baby Boy Schaffer Baby Boy Schaffer
By: Beth,
Michigan, USA

A first baby for one of my cousins prompted this quilt. The mama-to-be supplied me with the color theme they’d settled on for the room/bedding, then I dove into my stash like a madwoman. Being unemployed has made me thrifty & adventurous, & I was able to finish this in time for Edison’s arrival.

Quilt size: width: 33.5" height: 47"

Baby You're a Star Baby You’re a Star
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA

This quilt was made for a Project Quilting challenge. I made this quilt for either a girl or boy. The background is a fun texty baby newsprint and the stars are made with plaid and argyle fabrics. It is bound with a fun yellow plaid. I echo quilted the stars, adding a lot of texture to the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 35"

Bear Alphabet Bear Alphabet
By: Deb V.,
New York, USA

Cross stitched Bears from Leisure Arts, started when my 22 yo son was a baby. Cross stitch was done, but only quilted last year. I picked the bright colors for boy/girl & tie quilted it. At least it is ready for a grandchild.

Quilt size: width: 35.5" height: 38.5"

Bear Hugs Bear Hugs
By: Norma,
Ohio, USA

This was a test quilt using flannel backed satin. I quilted the satin to a thin piece of muslin and then “tied” or tacked the quilt to a flannel back. I used wool batting for the top and a thin cotton between the front and the backing. I have since made three more for nieces babies.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 52"

Bold Dreams Bold Dreams
By: Cynthia Brunz Designs,
Oregon, USA

Had some bits of bright fabrics I wanted to use for a fun baby quilt but I didn’t want to cut them up small so I decided to make some big bold blocks using soft curves. The finished quilt is fun and playful.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 38"

Carter's Quilt Carter’s Quilt
By: Lynn,
Oregon, USA

I made this for my Great Grandson. Carter!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 45"

Circus time Circus time
By: Rumi,
Bulgaria

Once upon a time we were children and circus came in town.We have eaten sugar floss and were happy.That was the idea when I began designing this quilt.I made different blocks I have in my mind remembering circus.Tent, elephants, jugglers, magician, balloons, pinwheels, banners.And the clown!

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 51"

Come Grow with Me Come Grow with Me
By: kmby0418,
Georgia, USA

I made this out of left over baby fabrics from other quilts I have made. I machine quilted the bars, tied it with yellow baby yarn and hand quilting around the monkeys.

Quilt size: width: 52.5" height: 59.5"

Counting Sheep Counting Sheep
By: Gisele,
United Kingdom

My 1st quilt made in 2010, a gift for an expectant work colleague, she chose lilac & a very simple design, which was perfect for me to attempt my first quilt. Haven’t looked back since!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Critter Community Baby Quilt Critter Community Baby Quilt
By: Persimon Dreams,
Wisconsin, USA

I’m making this quilt for a baby shower I’m going to next week. I’m *ALMOST* done with it – I just have a few more inches of hand binding left.. I started with fun Critter Community Panels from Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufmann. I built the colors I used from the critters. She’s having a boy!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

First Friends First Friends
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

I always like to have baby quilts on hand. This crib quilt will cheer any baby girl’s nursery.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 43"

Flower Girl Flower Girl
By: Dolores Fegan,
Kentucky, USA

This is an original design made for my new grandbaby. The background is pieced of yellow scraps. The girl is appliquéd to the quilt. The center of the flower is made of yoyo’s. Athough you can’s see them in this photo, the entire background is quilted with butterflies.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 56"

For a boy For a boy
By: Aliza Prinsloo,
South Africa

a friend of mine had a little boy last year, and this was my first baby quilt I gifted…

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Garden Guys 'n Gals Garden Guys ‘n Gals
By: Vickie Clontz,
North Carolina, USA

Whimsical veggie characters were inspired by my daughter Maxi’s childhood drawings and hand-embroidered by my mom, who made me a cuddly stitchery quilt when I was a youngster! A story lies behind each block…the green pepper carries a medical bag (Dr. Pepper), etc. Featuring fabric by Pat Sloan.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 51"

Half Hexie Quilt Half Hexie Quilt
By: Cathy B,
Michigan, USA

I bought a half Hexagon plastic template grabbed a charm pack and started cutting and sewing. I was going to make a table runner and ended up with a baby quilt. Love how the template worked. Love how my quilt turned out.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Happy Dance Happy Dance
By: Rhoda Forbes,
British Columbia, Canada

I made this quilt for the Children’s ward of our local hospital.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Hidden cats Hidden cats
By: Turid Bakken,
Norway

I love to make quilts for children. These quilts have a perfect size to quilt on my own sewing machine. This quilt is for cat lovers.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 32"

Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar
By: Sally Manke, Fiber Artist,
Michigan, USA

Snugly and warm flannel in bright red and green are the perfect back drop for the Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar block in the center of this tossed 9 patch quilt. It is backed with oh-so-soft green Minky fabric on the back. Meandering quilted in variegated thread. Bound with Minky.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 51"

I Spy Boy's Qulit I Spy Boy’s Qulit
By: Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts,
Germany

Actually I made two of these quilts, each with my sons’ names appliquéd onto them.
Machine pieced and machine quilted with a grid along the blocks, poly batting and striped Very Hungry Caterpillar binding.
The quilts are put to really good use. :-)

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 50"

Josephine's Animal Friends Josephine’s Animal Friends
By: Rebecca Burch,
Wisconsin, USA

I made this little quilt for a friend’s first baby. The blocks are machine embroidered with animal toys & set together with various red/white prints. I got this pattern from a book by M’Liss Rae Hawley. It’s quilted in an overall stipple.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 58"

Jungle Baby Jungle Baby
By: aggie quilter,
Texas, USA

This is a jungle theme quilt for my baby nephew Canaan. It was my first large quilt that I made including my first attempt at free motion quilting.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Karly's Baby Quilt Karly’s Baby Quilt
By: Judy Stone,
Michigan, USA

Karly’s (my great niece) quilt is my variation of Bunny Hill’s “Gingham Cherry”. The animals were needle-turned applique and the initial K was quilted in 4 of the blocks. Phrases like “Mommy loves Karly” and “Karly loves Daddy” were quilted in the inner border. Pieced and quilted on my Bernina.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

L is for Lucy L is for Lucy
By: Nouveau Stitch,
Michigan, USA

I made this quilt in celebration of the birth of our first grandchild, Lucy. Now that she’s nine months old, she absolutely loves it! Notice the “L”s throughout.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 70"

LB's Quilt LB’s Quilt
By: GeoMama,
Alberta, Canada

This is a raggy quilt made with Northcott’s Reptile Rumpus Collection of fabric. I made it for my 6 month old son. The pattern is based on the tutorial “Make it: Rag Quilt for Baby” by Jenae at ICanTeachMyChild.com.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"

Lighthouse Lighthouse
By: Trudy,
Netherlands

I just designed and finished this top this week. I paperpieced the boats and had enough after 4 , haha! So found myself a lighthouse and….tadààh!
It is going to be a charity blanket for sick children for the Dutch organisation

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 59"

Lincoln's Navy and Orange Puff Quilt Lincoln’s Navy and Orange Puff Quilt
By: Jessica Pyykkonen,
Missouri, USA

I made this quilt for my nephew to match his nursery. It is a puff quilt. I got the PDF Pattern from Honeybear Lane on Etsy.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 55"

little flower little flower
By: Glenda Penner,
British Columbia, Canada

My granddaughters first name is shared with a flower, so flowers became the inspiration for the quilt center. Her middle name, a bird, hence the border print. Mitered borders for her carpenter dad, yellow for mommy and green for big brother make this a truly diplomatic baby quilt. A family project.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Look Out the Window Look Out the Window
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

A pretty blue print with Noah’s Ark designs was the inspiration for this quilt. My sister bought it and gifted it to a new baby whose Mom is a veterinarian!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

Love U Too Love U Too
By: craftytammie,
Kansas, USA

I made this quilt for our son Sawyer using a charm pack of Deb Strain’s Love U. I used fabrics from my husband’s grandmother’s stash for the border and binding. My son is now 2 1/2 and still sleeps with it at night!

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 36"

Macie's quilt. Macie’s quilt.
By: Julie Feldhaus,
South Dakota, USA

The pattern is a Willow Bay Design called Pony Tales. The 4 patch blocks are made with Macie’s great grandfathers shirts. It is a memory quilt for her as she never got to meet him. When I saw this quilt on another blog I fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect for Macie.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 40"

Maddy's Quilt Maddy’s Quilt
By: Mary Lines,
Washington, USA

I used only scraps from my stash and Bonnie Hunter’s directions from her Quiltville blog to make this quilt for a baby girl.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Modern Paper Pieced Baby Quilt Modern Paper Pieced Baby Quilt
By: grapes and hearts,
Germany

I finally used my first ever Paper Pieced Blocks in a Baby Quilt for our friends who are expecting their second baby girls soon.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 30"

Nautical Baby Quilt Nautical Baby Quilt
By: Debi R.,
Nevada, USA

My high school friends were expecting a grand baby, a boy. The parents requested a nautical-themed quilt. The block is a disappearing nine patch. The quilt was a hit! I hope they get many years of cuddle time with it!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

new baby quilt new baby quilt
By: barbara woods,
Georgia, USA

beautiful baby quilt made by me

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 40"

Oh Baby Baby! Oh Baby Baby!
By: Susan,
California, USA

Love the Glorified 9-patch, and it was fun to quilt!

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 41"

Pastel pinwheels Pastel pinwheels
By: Iret,
Ontario, Canada

Pastel pinwheels and hand quilted hearts , on alternating blocks. I arranged the colors in rows diagonally for a little different look. I think this would be a nice little quilt for a newborn baby girl.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 54"

Pauline's Stars Pauline’s Stars
By: Brodeuse Bressane,
France

In the middle of the stars there are little cross-stitched animals etc. I stitched up when I was pregnant with my son (now 8 years old) and I never used them. Now a friend is pregnant and I incorporated them in the quilt for her daughter Pauline (to be born in the beginning of july).

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

Ponies Ponies
By: Judy MacLeod,
Ontario, Canada

Designed and made for a friend’s infant granddaughter. I’ve cropped the picture to keep the baby’s name private. The baby is in Great Britain, so British Thelwell ponies were perfect for the theme. The colours used for the ponies matches the colouring of Grandma’s horses.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 48"

Precious Cargo Precious Cargo
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

Scrappy engines, cars, railway tracks, for a 2013 New Years Baby. Ethan’s daddy works for the railroad, so this is a fun way for Ethan to learn about past day trains. Ethan is the precious cargo!! A great nephew for me.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

Rainbow zigzag Rainbow zigzag
By: AmandaK@whatthebobbin,
Texas, USA

I made this quilt for a friend who just adopted a baby girl from China.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 58"

Rocky Road to Kansas Rocky Road to Kansas
By: For Quilts Sake – Pam Geisel,
Ohio, USA

I made this quilt for my niece when she was born, using strip pieces from the “Save the Children” fabric line in a Rocky Road to Kansas pattern but eliminating the outside triangles to make an overall circular pattern.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 35"

Sani's Quilt Sani’s Quilt
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

Made for a dear friend’s daughter’s first little girl.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Snowman Snowman
By: Lorna,
Quebec, Canada

This hand embroidered Snowman Quilt, was made, 10 years ago, waiting for my first grandbaby, of which, has yet to make an apperience. I still have my fingers crossed.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 52"

Spring Baby Spring Baby
By: Lorna McMahon,
Ontario, Canada

It’s been a long winter. And I wanted to lift my spirits by designing something that would put me in a spring mood.

I especially enjoyed hand embroidering the bee’s trail through the appliqued flowers!

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 39"

Spring spots Spring spots
By: Ritamae’s blog,
Missouri, USA

I was looking for something spring like and girlie. This is such cute fabric with the little bugs and polka dots. I have some pretty pink and purple paisley flannel for the backing. Hope you like it. :)

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 44"

Talk to the Animals Talk to the Animals
By: Sally Wright,
California, USA

For a friend’s daughter Talk to the Animals includes a number of modern fabrics pieced in blocks which contain machine embroidered animal designs antique spencerian handwriting exercises. I didn’t know but the pinks, chartreuses and browns I used exactly matched the planned nursery. Serendipity!

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 55"

Teddy Bear Days Baby Quilt Teddy Bear Days Baby Quilt
By: Homesewn by Carolyn,
New Hampshire, USA

My niece, Wendy Mierop, is the artist of these adorable teddy bears. Wendy does the drawing and I created them with fabric. What fun we had. The quilt block I used is called Wheel of Time from my favorite quilt book, “Around the Block with Judy Hopkins”.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Teddy with butterflies Teddy with butterflies
By: Line Sekkingstad,
Norway

I love to applique, and this little bear and the butterflies were so cute. The rest of the quilt is my own design.

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 35"

Tic Tac Toe!! Tic Tac Toe!!
By: Lil Miss V,
Florida, USA

This is the first baby quilt I ever made~ and it was sent to a very dear friend upon the birth of her daughter. :o)

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Tiny Tots Tiny Tots
By: Heather Scott,
California, USA

When this fabric came out, I loved the retro-ness of it. Since it had large prints (or small panels, depending on how you look at it) I wanted to be able to showcase them. I took a block and started designing the quilt around that. I like the way it turned out!

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 43"

Tuur in de natuur Tuur in de natuur
By: Joma,
Belgium

Quilt for my great nephew Tuur, design inspired by frank-n-friends a free pattern by Henry Glass, for quilting I used the fabric as guide, the dots, leaves and animals are popping, thanks for looking

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 42"

Up Up and Away Up Up and Away
By: Pauline Francis,
Michigan, USA

The pattern is by Amanda Jean Nyberg and is in her first book ‘Sunday Morning Quilts’. The fabric I used was Lily and Will II by Bunny Hill Designs and Moda Ivory for the background. It has 589 little triangles….This is one of my favorite baby quilts.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 53"

Welcome Home Welcome Home
By: Kristin S.,
Minnesota, USA

This was my first baby quilt (and the biggest one I’ve made so far.) It’s my own design but obviously modeled after the many cross/plus quilts so popular right now. It was made for my husband’s niece who just had her first baby. The label includes a tiny schoolhouse block-my favorite!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Wisdom and Grace Wisdom and Grace
By: Nann Hilyard,
Illinois, USA

I like using novelty fabrics to make I Spy quilts for babies. This time I tried a Bear Paw variation. The back has Sophie Anne /Wisdom and Grace” in wonky letters. (That’s the meaning of the name.)

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

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This post was published on March 22nd, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

365 Responses to “Quilts for Babies”

  1. Lauren says:

    So many cute baby quilts. VERY hard decision again this week. Good luck to all

  2. Barbara Orozco says:

    It’s a really hard choice this week, so many gorgeous quilts.

  3. Ruth Hampson says:

    It was VERY hard to choose 6 baby quilts. They are all wonderful and express the joy of a newborn baby!!

  4. Becky says:

    Favorite boys name: Deacon
    Favorite girls name: Lola

  5. Cindy Waye says:

    Favorite baby name girl: Hannah
    Favorite baby name boy: Ryan

  6. Mary says:

    Favorite names, Melissa and Matthew, my kids names

  7. Rose says:

    Favourite names: Boy–Michael
    Girl–Emma

  8. Sallye says:

    I like the old names like Susan, Mary, Alan, and Patrick. They are much easier on a teacher and for them to learn to spell.

  9. Christine Sherman says:

    I love the L is for Lily quilt!!
    My favorite baby name is Mia for a girl and Gage for a boy

  10. Emily C says:

    I love Dylan and Nora.

  11. apple blossom says:

    Love Natasha and Carissa

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. apple blossom says:

    forgot boys name

    Caleb

  13. Carla G says:

    What fabulous quilts!! :)
    My favorite girl name is Zara and boy name is Davin. :)

  14. Nancy says:

    I tge name Jordan (boy or girl)

  15. Janet says:

    Fiona for a girl. Lancelot for a boy. Hmmm… seems I’m into old English.

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