Baby Quilts For A Boy And A Girl

Baby Boy and Baby Girls Quilts
My sister Cassie, whom you met last week when she made this crocheted camera case, has just had a baby! Hooray! Until this bundle of joy popped its head out (if only it were that easy) I didn't know the gender of the baby, in fact no one did. So to be ultra prepared I decided to make two quilts.

Baby Boy and Baby Girls Quilts FoldedNow these aren't crib sized quilts, I think crib size is too big for a baby to actually use, so I made them a bit smaller. To me when you go to the trouble of making something by hand it should be useful rather than just look pretty, so hopefully this will be much more versatile and therefore practical.

Baby Girls Quilt

The girls quilt was made from a bundle of fat quarters cut into 12cm squares and stitched into a 'checkerboard' style pattern with a plain white in between. The back is also white. If you have never made a quilt before this is a perfect one to start with.

Baby Boy Quilt

The boys quilt also has 12cm squares but these are randomly spread across the quilt. This one is backed with the stripy fabric used in some of the patches.

Baby quilt backs

The binding is made from leftover fabric from the front patches. This is the first time I have successfully managed to 'free motion quilt' a quilt and I am really pleased with how it came out. I had to try this a few times over to make it work but I think I have finally got the hang of it and it does give a really lovely effect.

Free Motion Quilting on Baby Girls Quilt

I loved how quick these were to make, I have only made double quilts before so these were very quick in comparison.

Baby wrapped up in the Girls Quilt

So here my is newest neice wrapped up snuggly in her blanket, cute or what? The only question is, what do I do with the other one? Zoe xx


  1. So precious, congratulations! Lovely quilts as well, nice work.

    You could keep the other quilt in case you need for another baby present or you could donate to a local charity.

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    2. My sister in Law is expecting and I was hoping she might have a boy so I could give it but she is having a girl too! I will look into giving it to charity though, that's a good idea. I think my local hospital has a scheme for that for babies in SCBU.


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