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Thursday, April 28, 2011

i've been so busy that i forgot to post a finished photo of the baby quilt that my daughter and i made.
the blocks were put together while she was in Honduras and sewn by hand as she had no electricity. she used thrifted fabrics: the large middle squares were salvaged from a cotton man's shirt and the strips were salvaged from a set of flannel receiving blankets. upon returning from a Christmas visit i was able to bring them home and set about finishing the quilt. i squared up the blocks, set them together and added borders. then quilted using a heavier thread and a utility stitch.
i used the same fabric on the back as i did for the borders.
the binding is a double fold chambray.
i have forgotten the measurements of this one.

i happened to find a small bear that fit nicely into the pocket from the man's shirt that she used. it looks pretty cosy in there~!

the patch that she sewed onto the pocket was salvaged off of a thrifted baby garment.

this is the quilt top that i recently finished for an upcoming community fundraiser/auction. it measures approximately 40" square and i used only scrap fabrics to complete it.
i've pieced a flannel back for it and it's going to the machine quilter very soon.


  1. Two very cool quilts! The little bear in the pocket is perfect and what's not to like about a string quilt?! Woo-hoo!

  2. Hi LibbyQ!
    Both quilts are wonderful! Your daughter is talented, too! It's so nice to see you, friend!

  3. Your baby quilt is so sweet! Just shows you don't need expensive fabrics for a successful quilt.
    Love the string quilt, too. They are always so much fun!

  4. what a cute quilt with the receiving blankets and bear!!
    love the string quilt - I'm sure it will raise a lot of money - great colors

  5. Love the baby quilt - so unique with the little teddy bear pocket for a lucky little one! And so special to make it with your daughter! The string quilt you made for the fundraiser is great too and a nice way to use up scraps!


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