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. 




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.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Marcia I LOVE this quilting!!!LOVE IT!

Tami C said...

How sweet! What an adorable keepsake for her parents!