Our family has welcomed two new babies in the past 2 weeks — and I’ve been making blankies.
And, as I pressed and cut and sewed pieces of colorful fabric, it struck me that I’m now making baby quilts for a second generation. Years ago I made baby quilts for the Mommy/Daddy’s of these babies. Quilts made without a rotary cutter or cutting mat. Quilts stitched in the bright greens, golds, and blues of the 70’s — and, I can’t forget all the ‘cheater fabric’ I used in those quilts. Can’t remember what I used for batting, (maybe flannel?) and the tacking was done with acrylic yarn that would survive for years and years. Yes, there is definitely a difference in the baby quilts then and now — but, one thing is the same. All my quilts have been made with love — a love for the creative process and love the new babes, future owners of my quilts. I sincerely hope that my quilts keep them all cozy and warm.
Notes: both quilts were made using fabrics from my stash (with some new fabric for the backing).
1st picture – Baby Stacked Coins under construction for Jackson, born 9/10/10
2nd picture – fabric selection for a Baby Brick Path for Carli, born 8/26/10