Thursday, October 10, 2013

One Tiny Baby Quilt for One Tiny Baby Girl

This tiny baby quilt measures 20" by 26".  I made it for a very tiny baby.  I can't remember exactly, but I think Lainey Marie only weighed 4 pounds, when she was born in June. She arrived 2 months early.


I quilted all sorts of baby words all over the quilt.  I triple stitched the words to make them stand out. 


Each square only measures 2 inches in the finished quilt.  I started with 21/2 inch squares.  I cut pink and yellow and cream squares in a variety of baby fabrics including some flannels.


I scattered the squares.  First I stitched two squares together and then made them into four patches with the lights and mediums opposite.


When I stitched them together I really didn't try to match them up too much, because some of the mediums really look light.  It didn't matter it was a scrappy quilt.


I really had fun with the quilting.  I chained double stitched hearts in the border.


I had fun looking up nick names for babies to stitch on the quilt.







I managed to stitch alot of nick names on such a tiny quilt.


Lainey's Grandma loves turtles, so I had to include Turtle Dove.


I machine embroidery stitched the binding.




I stitched in the corner --- Made with love by Marcia and Ritch.   Lainey Marie is our cousin's grandbaby!


I folded the tiny baby quilt and slipped it into a one gallon zip lock bag, when I sent it through the mail back in June. That shows you how small the tiny baby quilt was. 



Enjoy!

Marcia

4 comments:

VickiT said...

That's an adorable little quilt. Gosh, it's been so long since I held a baby that tiny. One of my twins weight only 3 lbs when he was born. His little bottom was swimming even in the preemie diapers and back then (1986)you couldn't buy them in the stores. I had to order the preemie diapers by the case direct from Pampers who, at that time was also the only company who sold those tiny diapers.

I love the wording you placed around the quilt. Super cute. Beautiful job which I'm sure the parents just love.

nancy b. said...

What a great idea, love the quilted words and keepsake info stitched in...can't fade with the washing. This will be a treasured keepsake, I'm sure.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Marcia I LOVE this quilting!!!LOVE IT!

Tami C said...

How sweet! What an adorable keepsake for her parents!