Weekly Themed Quilt Contests
Quilts for the Little Ones
- Total submissions: 61
- Total countries: 15
- Total provinces: 5
- Total states: 18
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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 (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 (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 (90" x 100")
By: sasa lasic, Cyprus
Alphabet (25" x 30")
By: TerryM, Israel
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 (60" x 48")
By: Naomi Sands, Florida, USA
This was made for my grandson's birthing present..
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 (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 (40" x 40")
By: Rachel, New Jersey, USA
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 (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 (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 (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 (39" x 48")
By: Sam, Saskatchewan, Canada
Blog: Quilting Curve
It glows in the dark :) Machine quilted with funky clouds.
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (34" x 52")
By: grapes and hearts, Germany
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 (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 (59" x 70")
By: Elzaan @ Huisvlyt, Mauritius
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (49" x 68")
By: Olivia Nelson, Florida, USA
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) (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (30" x 40")
By: Turid Bakken, Norway
Blog: Den syende himmel
Made for a little princess.
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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! (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 (40.5" x 40.5")
By: Jenny of Elefantz, Australia
"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 (36" x 36")
By: kaholly, Nova Scotia, Canada
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 (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