Saturday, June 19, 2010

Smart Baby Quilt

I was looking through pictures of my quilts when I realized that I never made a blog post on my favorite one.  I made this log cabin crib quilt when I was pregnant with my 2nd son.  I love black and white prints.  They say that black and white patterns stimulate a baby's brain.  So I went to the store and bought a bunch of black and white printed fabric, whatever stood out to me.  I also bought 2 different red and white prints to give it a little pop.  The picture above was taken just before I quilted it.

All the blocks were sewn the same, as far as fabric/pattern placement went.  The only difference was that I alternated the red middle square between the two red fabrics.  The closer to the center of the block, the smaller the black and white print that I chose to use.  I used the darker red fabric for the binding.

I made this quilt at the same time that I made my father-in-law a California King sized quilt.  They were the first quilts that I had hand quilted.  I really enjoy hand quilting.  I feel that I have more control over the fabric that way.  Plus I was able to quilt them while traveling.  The picture above is the back of the quilt.

My son is now 3, and he is to big for his crib quilts.  However he still likes sleeping with them.  Maybe one day they will become wall hangings.


  1. Definitely should hang your quilts! This one is beautiful. You are so talented!! I tried to make a quilt once and know how much work it is. Your stitching looks amazing. You never cease to amaze me with your talents... YOU HAVE SO MANY!

  2. Thanks Amanda (((blush))). It's funny that you should comment on it, because I blogged about it thinking of you and your new arrival.