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  • Quilts for the Little Ones

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    • Total submissions: 61
    • Total countries: 15
    • Total provinces: 5
    • Total states: 18

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  • 1000 colors for Emilia

    1000 colors for Emilia (48" x 60")
    By: borsedigaya, Italy
    Blog: Le borse di Gaya

    This quilt, together with many other, will be given to small kids that have lost their home and their loved ones in the earthquake that destroyed some cities in Italy in may 2012. We chose blue scrappy pinwheels that made us smile hoping they will do the same for a small boy.

  • A is for Anabelle

    A is for Anabelle (67" x 75")
    By: Debbie Grasley, Minnesota, USA

    I made this for my 5 yr. old grandniece, Anabelle & that is what the "A" says on the block. Unbeknownst to me, there is a book, "A" is for Annabelle: A Doll's Alphabet by Tasha Tudor for which the quilt blocks were taken from. It is her favorite book, which makes this so special to her and to me.

  • Addison Doll Quilt

    Addison Doll Quilt (39" x 50")
    By: Sheryl W., Missouri, USA
    Blog: Scraps from Sheryl

    I modeled the doll in this quilt after my granddaughter, Addison, she of the curly hair, the passion for pink, and the collection of flipflops! (The doll is adapted from a pattern by Kay Mackenzie.) I sent the quilt to a little girl whose Mom was in the hospital

  • akvarij

    akvarij (90" x 100")
    By: sasa lasic, Cyprus

  • Alphabet

    Alphabet (25" x 30")
    By: TerryM, Israel
    Blog: MoviBear

    This is a wall hanging with the Alphabet and pieced border I made using a jelly roll. It isfor my first new granddaughter made 9 months ago.

  • Baby Bears

    Baby Bears (60" x 48")
    By: Naomi Sands, Florida, USA

    This was made for my grandson's birthing present..

  • Baby Hoots

    Baby Hoots (36" x 44")
    By: Rochelle Martin, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Cottge Quilt Designs

    My daughter is expecting her first child-our first grandchild. She asked for an owl themed baby quilt for the nursery. I designed this quilt for her child-it was a hit at the baby shower!

  • Baby Marcy's Line Dance Quilt

    Baby Marcy's Line Dance Quilt (38" x 46")
    By: Elizabeth Garner, Texas, USA

    I made this quilt for a friend who recently had a baby. I used the "Line Dance Baby Quilt" tutorial from modabakeshop.com. The fabrics used were a Moda Pop Sugar charm pack and white Kona solid along with a reddish dot print for the binding. I freemotion quilted it with an allover stipple pattern

  • Baby quilt

    Baby quilt (40" x 40")
    By: Rachel, New Jersey, USA
    Blog: liketosew

    Recently made a few baby items to welcome a new baby in the family. These whole cloth quilts were part of the baby gift basket I prepared.

  • Baby Stars

    Baby Stars (32" x 40")
    By: Teje Karjalainen, Greece
    Blog: Nero's Post and Patch

    I love stars and made some wonky stars. Then my dear friend became a grandmother for the first time! I thought these stars would be perfect for a new born little Star. Square in square blocks had been in my 'want to make' list, so I add them with the stars. 'Baby Stars' is quilted by hand.

  • Birth Sampler Hanging

    Birth Sampler Hanging (25" x 10")
    By: Jo Hobson, British Columbia, Canada
    Blog: Create the point

    The train was appliqued on and then hand sewn button hole stitch. Additional features hand sewn. This was a gift for a friend on the arrival of her son.

  • Bunny Hop

    Bunny Hop (35" x 42")
    By: Patti, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Blog: Retired to Quilt

    I used a jelly roll of Lily & Will by Bunny Hill Designs to make this block style baby quilt which went into a charity auction. The backing is a brown flannel and the binding is scrappy from leftovers. I quilted it using a straight line grid.

  • Care Bears

    Care Bears (39" x 48")
    By: Sam, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Blog: Quilting Curve

    It glows in the dark :) Machine quilted with funky clouds.

  • Carsten's Quilt

    Carsten's Quilt (50"" x 60"")
    By: Susan Ponte, Florida, USA
    Blog: Sew Fun For Us

    I made this quilt for my friend's sixth baby. I have six children, as well, and she is very special to me. One of the blue fabrics has tiny anchors and sailors in honor of the daddy who serves in the navy. The quilt design is my own. I pieced the back with extra pinwheel blocks from the front.

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte (48" x 56")
    By: De Burke, Georgia, USA

    This was made for a friend who had seen a similar one at Pottery Barn but wanted her own nursery colors for the little girl, Charlotte Grace Addison Rush, she was expecting. I took the picture of the PB one and used it for inspiration for this one! It was an all applique quilt.

  • cheeky child's quilt

    cheeky child's quilt (45" x 60")
    By: Cheekyhandmades, United Kingdom

    This was a commission for a baby's quilt, commissioned whilst mum was still pregnant (and not yet aware of the sex of the baby). I love the owls, the colours, it was such a lovely quilt to work on. The baby was born just before the quilt was finished and mum had her name added to the bottom.

  • Cherry Sweet Road To Ireland

    Cherry Sweet Road To Ireland (36" x 47")
    By: A.J. Dub, California, USA
    Blog: Harriet Homemaker Strikes Again

    I made this quilt for my youngest daughter.When I was expecting her, the baby shower was cherry/berry themed. She had lots of clothes with cherries on them and so I wanted to make her a quilt to remember this sweetness about her babyhood. It was quilted by Cindy Alford, pattern by M'liss Rae Hawley.

  • Childplay

    Childplay (36" x 54")
    By: Sandra Bassett, Ontario, Canada

    This was a quilt I saw in a Fons and Porter magazine several years ago. I fell in love with it and proceeded to collect fat eighths in Reproduction Prints until I had enough to make the quilt.

  • Circle of Life

    Circle of Life (36" x 54")
    By: Connie Teasley, Georgia, USA

    I made this quilt for our second grandchild. The sex of the baby was unknown until birth. I love vintage fabrics and was pleased with the outcome. Jacob Devin was born June 4, 2009

  • Connor's I Spy

    Connor's I Spy (60" x 80")
    By: Mary Anne Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    9 patch and snowball. All the non blue parts are different novelties. The borders and backing are from the Quiltmaker's gift line. Made for my second grandson Connor.

  • Cottontails

    Cottontails (35" x 35")
    By: Asiyah K., Mississippi, USA
    Blog: My Point Oh Two

    From the cottage chic colors to the soft stippled quilting, this beautiful baby quilt whispers "sweet baby girl". Because the quilt features a bunny motif, I've named it Cottontails. The brown and cream plaid binding has been lovingly hand-stitched to the back of the quilt.

  • Disney friends

    Disney friends (45" x 45")
    By: Disney kids, Missouri, USA
    Blog: Becky's quilt obsession

    My friend embroidered these blocks using a licensed Disney card. I set them into this quilt and quilted it.

  • Double Irish Chain with Ducks

    Double Irish Chain with Ducks (38" x 58")
    By: Terry Austin, Washington, USA

    This quilt was made for my Nephew whose room was decorated with ducks. The pattern is from Fast Patch by Anita Hallock. I machine embroidered the ducks and incorporated them in the quilt. The quilt was quilted by Bill and Mary Zawlocki in a duck pattern.

  • Eat Play Sleep Repeat

    Eat Play Sleep Repeat (42" x 43")
    By: Colleen, Alberta, Canada
    Blog: Colleen Quilts Too

    I fell in love with this cute pattern by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. when it was on Moda Bake Shop. It has recently been repeated in a Fons and Porter magazine.

    I made it up right away, but haven't yet found a baby to give it to!

  • Emma's Baby Quilt

    Emma's Baby Quilt (34" x 52")
    By: grapes and hearts, Germany
    Blog: grapes-hearts.blogspot.com

    At the age of 33 I recently got another cousin, a darling little girl that was more than 5 weeks early. That kind of brought up the pressure because by that time I hadn't even started the quilt. At least her parents chose an appliqué friendly name: Emma :o)

    Most fabrics by Ann Kelle, Design by m

  • Flower Power

    Flower Power (42" x 54")
    By: Kelley, Ohio, USA
    Blog: Pioneer Quilter

    The flower petals and centers on this quilt are 3D - I made as part of a charity challenge to make and donate 5 (though it ended up being 6) kid-sized quilts to charity. I wanted the quilt to be easy but different and fun.

  • Frog Princess

    Frog Princess (59" x 70")
    By: Elzaan @ Huisvlyt, Mauritius
    Blog: Huisvlyt

    This quilt was made for a little girl that is infatuated with frogs and anything green. I used a panel "G is for Green" and added pink fabric with frog fairy print on it.
    The girl received the quilt on her birthday and was very excited to have a "Frog Quilt". It is her bed quilt now.

  • Fruit jelly

    Fruit jelly (40" x 50")
    By: Marie's quilts, Russian Federation

    This quilt I made for my niece. She is waiting a baby now. And I hope, that she will be very happy to get this gift from me!!

  • Going Places

    Going Places (48" x 48")
    By: Jill of Apple Avenue Quilts, Utah, USA
    Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts

    My son asked for a quilt with different methods of transportation for his little boy. This is what I came up with. Some of the appliques I designed and some I adapted from existing patterns. The appliques are hand guided machine applique. It was a fun quilt to make. My grandson loves it!

  • Gumdrop Stars

    Gumdrop Stars (38" x 52")
    By: Linette Greene, Montana, USA

    I needed to make three baby quilts, two of them for twin boys. I had a set of 24 sampler star blocks I had made earlier in the year, in Moda Marblemates Dots fabrics. I used eight stars in each quilt, and came up with the Chinese coins and columns stettings, using scraps left over from the stars.

  • Hawaiian Sue

    Hawaiian Sue (65" x 81")
    By: Prairie Stitcher, Washington, USA
    Blog: Prairie Cottage Corner

    Sunbonnet Sue on the beach at Waikiki, strolling along in the sunshine, barefoot, in her beautiful muumuu. These Sues were made by Norma Downing of Richland, WA, who markets them on Ebay under the handle, Norrich. Her work intrigued me, so I bought this set of 12 and they inspired the quilt.

  • I Spy Dash

    I Spy Dash (49" x 68")
    By: Olivia Nelson, Florida, USA
    Blog: JustSewOlivia

    This is an I Spy quilt with Churn Dash and Star frames that my mother and I made for my little boy Dash when he was born. It has everything from airplanes to barn animals to monsters...He loves it!

  • Il mio cucciolo (My Puppy)

    Il mio cucciolo (My Puppy) (48" x 48")
    By: CRISTINA RIZZI, Italy

    I made this quilt for my friend Marta baby girl. It is done with fabric scraps in white, off white and light pink. It has machine embroidery and applique and some animals quilted on the outer edge.
    It was very appreciated.

  • Just Stay Little

    Just Stay Little (42" x 54")
    By: Nicole, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: Mama Love Quilts

    I fell in love with the Sarah Jane collection, Children at Play, when I saw the print with the little girl dresses and the words, "Just Stay Little." Those are exactly the words I want to say to my 1-year old daughter. Hopefully, this quilt will speak for me!

  • Justin's Puppy Quilt

    Justin's Puppy Quilt (48" x 60")
    By: Joy Smith, Alabama, USA

    I made this quilt for my great nephew when he was born. I used scraps for the puppy's ears, feet and tail. The block colors were just some I found in my stash and they seem to just go together for a little boy.

  • Kaleidoscope Quilt with Polka Dot back

    Kaleidoscope Quilt with Polka Dot back (35" x 39")
    By: Deborah Brine, Australia
    Blog: Speech Not Recognised

    This baby/toddler quilt was designed free form - no pattern. I love the vibrant colors. The size of the quilt is perfect for a crib or outdoor play. The front is cheerful with a pattern that reminds me of looking through a kaleidoscope. While the back is a playful polka dot fabric.

  • Kallies' Butterfly Garden

    Kallies' Butterfly Garden (34" x 34")
    By: Lorri Ackland, Iowa, USA

    This is a quilt I made for my nephews' new daughter. It is my own original design. Machine pieces and quilted.

  • Keira's Bunny Quilt

    Keira's Bunny Quilt (45" x 55")
    By: Reagan Gordon, Ontario, Canada

    I learnt the basics of quilting just in time to make my first child her own baby quilt. Keira was born August 30th and has enjoyed using her quilt so far for tummy time and naps in the afternoon.

  • Kooky Monsters

    Kooky Monsters (44" x 63")
    By: Vicki, Australia
    Blog: The Pickledish Patch

    This quilt I made for my first born grandson Bailey who was 10 years old at the time. He loves it!

    Heads of different Monsters were appliqued on a plain block with pieced blocks alternating. Borders around and the backing was a lovely fluffy fabric for cuddling.

  • Life's a Hoot

    Life's a Hoot (40" x 60")
    By: Carolyn, Florida, USA
    Blog: Fiber Freak

    I designed and made this quilt for my dear friend who was having her first baby. She went through so much to finally have her and I wanted to make something special. My friend loves owls and when I saw the owl panel I couldn't resist. Longarm quilted by Buttonwood Quilts, Greenacres, FL.

  • Lion Quilt

    Lion Quilt (50" x 54")
    By: Lisa Marie, Kentucky, USA

    This quilt is my original design. All applique is done by machine. The lion's mane is made of a fuzzy fabric and is satin stitched. The other applique has turned edges for durability in washing. The recipients of this gift had a jungle themed nursery decorated in pink and brown.

  • Loopy Care Bears Blanket

    Loopy Care Bears Blanket (30" x 42")
    By: MC Simard, Alberta, Canada

    This little girl's blanket is made of flannel on both sides. The blocks are an assortment of adorable animal prints, from hippos to penguins, puppies, and bees. The back is an 80's Care Bears print, and the whole thing is quilted with loopy lines.

  • Maile's quilt

    Maile's quilt (55.5" x 71")
    By: Julie Fukuda, Japan
    Blog: My Quilt Diary

    Maile was born in the "Year of the Golden Pig"' the most auspicious year in the zodiac. This quilt has the Japanese alphabet and the 12 animals of the oriental zodiac. The years are quilted into each block and the reverse side has tenugui of each animal. Hand pieced and appliqued and hand quilted.

  • Matykó's blanket

    Matykó's blanket (37" x 44")
    By: Szamóca, Hungary

    I wanted to make for my fourth kid a blanket. Around my due time I managed to finish it on the 4th of January 2010 at 8 in the evening. Then I told him, that "now, you can be born". And he was born on the same evenig. Since then, it is "'MY BLANKET" says Matykó and it gets to carried everythere.

  • Mia's Fairy

    Mia's Fairy (36" x 45")
    By: Jeannie Smith, Georgia, USA
    Blog: Painted Quilts

    Fell in love with this fairy panel, bought it, and waited to hear about a new baby girl. It was a short while before I got invited to a baby shower for Mia Noelle. If I could send two photos, she'd be lying on it!

  • Miss Aimee's Quilt

    Miss Aimee's Quilt (42" x 60")
    By: Joan Johnson, Ohio, USA
    Blog: How to be a Housewife

    No pattern. I made "Little Twister Squaredance" blocks for the center, then simply added borders and appliqued Aimee's name at the top. Miss Aimee is my granddaughter, age 1, who lives too far from me. The quilt is my way of wrapping my love around her as she sleeps.

  • Mixed and Matched

    Mixed and Matched (48" x 56")
    By: Ellen B, Michigan, USA

    My quilt guild gives quilts to children in need. Members make quilts and donate them. Some of the colorful inner fabric was given to me. Other colorful fabrics is from my stash. Used coordinating plain fabrics from my stash to complete the blocks. Fun and quick quilt to make.

  • Modern Baby's Taggie Quilt

    Modern Baby's Taggie Quilt (45" x 45")
    By: Jaime Goodrich, New Jersey, USA
    Blog: Stitches to Sprinkles

    This was my first ever quilt. I was expecting my second daughter and wanted to make something special. I used a pattern, but also added extra boarders and taggies to make the quilt bigger in size. This was also the first time I tried FMQing!

  • Monkey Time

    Monkey Time (38" x 40")
    By: Dolores Sedore, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: True Blue Canadian

    The pattern was taken from a quilt book I borrowed from the library. It was cute and I wanted it make it for my first grandchild - Luc.
    It is machine stitched, machine appliqued and hand quilted.

  • Mr. Memphis

    Mr. Memphis (42" x 54")
    By: Carla Fawcett, British Columbia, Canada

    A friend just had her 5th grandchild and they called him Memphis. I was already piecing letters, so this quilt popped into my head and I just had to make it. So happy I did!

  • Musical cats

    Musical cats (30" x 40")
    By: Turid Bakken, Norway
    Blog: Den syende himmel

    Made for a little princess.

  • New Baby Girl Quilt

    New Baby Girl Quilt (50" x 56")
    By: Jennifer Lewis, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: Papillon Playground

    This is for my new baby girl, who is due to arrive in a few weeks, so I finished this just in time! It is made from Nicey Jane fabric by Heather Bailey and has a flannel back. It matches great with her pink and yellow nursery :)

  • Petra-dactyl

    Petra-dactyl (32.5" x 22.5")
    By: Amorette Drexler, Oregon, USA

    Mini quilt for a birthday gift for a one year old. We call her Petradactyl, because her name is Petra and my husband thinks she sounds like a pteradactyl when she yells. (You know, because we all know firsthand what a pteradactyl sounds like.)

  • Pinky Bear

    Pinky Bear (38" x 44")
    By: Rhianon Taylor, United Kingdom
    Blog: The Nifty Stitcher

    I designed this quilt myself, taking the main appliqued bear from the design on the fabric. Machine pieced and appliqued and free motion quilted on my domestic. I rounded the corners to give it a softer look.

  • Quilt for Charlie

    Quilt for Charlie (32" x 42")
    By: Maria, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: cats, crafts and penguins

    I was asked to make a quilt as a baby shower gift for a little boy. Color and pattern was left to me, but it had to include the boy's name. I did not know when I made it that the theme of the baby shower would be all things ocean and boats.

  • Secrets Of Grandmother's Garden

    Secrets Of Grandmother's Garden (47" x 60")
    By: Judit Balint's Handicrafts, Belgium
    Blog: Judit's Handicraft

    "What secrets do these flowers keep? How beautiful and silky they are! Can I touch them? They seem so fragile." These thoughts run through the children's head who are playing in the garden living their adventure as an real adventure while they are trying to discover all the flowers' secrets they can

  • The Snuggs

    The Snuggs (37" x 43")
    By: LethargicLass, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: Plethora of Pinatas

    This quilt was made for my friend's first baby, it also was my first time writing a tutorial... it is called The Snuggs as Snuggs was my friend's maiden name :)

  • The twins!

    The twins! (38" x 60")
    By: Giddy, Texas, USA

    a friend asked me to make quilts for the first child and it turn out to be twin boy and girl! She loves and still uses the matching quilts that I threw together at the last minute and still to date consider two of my favorites pieces.

  • Time To Rise

    Time To Rise (40.5" x 40.5")
    By: Jenny of Elefantz, Australia
    Blog: Elefantz

    "Time to Rise" is my own design incorporating simple 4-patch blocks with detailed embroidered blocks based on Robert Louis Stevenson's poem 'Time to Rise".
    This is the perfect little girl quilt!

  • Welcome Baby Kylie

    Welcome Baby Kylie (36" x 36")
    By: kaholly, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Blog: kaholly

    I taught a class a while back and this quilt was built from all of the bonus half-square triangles that were generated.

  • William's Quilt

    William's Quilt (36" x 40")
    By: Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies, Texas, USA
    Blog: Buttons and Butterflies

    A special quilt that I made in less than a week for a baby boy that had a dire outlook at birth with an unexpected fatal condition. His mother loved to take it home with her when she left him in the NICU so she could smell him. He passed away a few weeks later, the a keepsake memory for his family