Updating a 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt – 50″ by 58″

Click HERE to download free baby quilt pattern (.pdf)

My friend, Melissa Erickson, had a treasured 30 year old baby quilt.  She took it with her to college and to Europe when she went to play professional basketball abroad.  Melissa’s quilt was made for her by her godmother.

She was recently asked to be baby Coco’s godmother and decided to pass her baby quilt to her new godchild.  She called me and asked if I would update her baby quilt for Coco.  Coco is the daughter of one of her dear friends.

Melissa’s quilt was made from squares of a synthetic fabric, probably polyester.  The white squares were made of brushed nylon and these were the only parts that were too worn to be used in the new quilt.   The quilt was in amazing condition considering all the love it had received over 30 years.

I took Melissa’s quilt apart.  When I sewed it back together I added some squares of Hawaiian fabrics to the pastel colored squares from the original quilt.  When I made the border I alternated squares of flannel backed satin (available at Joann’s) with squares of Hawaiian fabrics.  I used a cuddle fabric (similar to Minkie) for the quilt back.  The original quilt had been sewn together with a cotton/poly blend thread that lasted in perfect condition.  I may rethink using cotton thread in future quilts.  Of course I have thousands of yards of cotton thread which I will use up first.

I hope the new quilt will last another 30 years.

I knew Melissa would miss her baby quilt.  I took the backing for her quilt, added the same backing I had used on Coco’s quilt and a Hawaiian fabric binding so she could have at least part of her original quilt back to love.

In 2008 I made another quilt for Melissa.  You can check out the pattern here.

https://carterquilter.wordpress.com/category/star-quilts/melissa-erickson-quilt/

Melissa’s 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt

Melissa’s New/Old Quilt

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Hearts and Butterflies – Photos of My Finished Doll Quilt

I actually finished one of my doll quilts today.

I have one more to go so my granddaughters can each have one for Valentine’s Day.

Click HERE to Download Hearts and Butterflies Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf)


Charmed Dutch Nine Patch Quilt

Available in Three Sizes

Lap/Baby Quilt – 41″ by 41″,  Twin – 68″ by 95″,  Full/Queen – 95″ by 95″

Scrappy and Non-Scrappy Options.  Great for Charm Packs

This quilt was donated to a cancer fund raiser.

It is backed in fleece and is very warm and cuddly.

Click HERE to Download Charmed Dutch Nine Patch free quilt pattern (.pdf)


Hugs and Kisses for Baby

Available in 1 size – Baby Quilt – 52″ by 52″

Celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog with a quilt for my granddaughter due next March.

Made with Hawaiian fabrics.

The Kisses are in cool colors and the Hugs are in warm colors.

Great pattern for Fat Quarters, Fat Eights and/or 5″ Charm Packs.

Click here to download Hugs and Kisses for Baby free quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Scrap Happy Heart Quilt

Available in (4) sizes

Baby Quilt – 46” by 46” (117cm by 117cm)

Comfort Quilt – 60” by 74” (153cm by 188cm)

Twin Quilt – 74” by 88” (188cm by 224cm)

Full Quilt – 88” by 88” (224cm by 224cm)

Click HERE to Download Scrap Happy Heart Quilt Pattern (.pdf)


Happy String Flowers for Baby

Baby Quilt or Lap Quilt – 43″ by 50″  – (109 cm by 127 cm)

This quilt was originally presented as a mystery quilt in 2009.

I converted it to a pattern so it can be downloaded in one document.

This quilt top was made by Betty Cruikshank.

Click HERE to Download Happy String Flowers for Baby (.pdf)


Lovie Quilt with Tags

Available in one size – 11″ – 12″ square

This quilt is designed for babies to take with them and love.

The different textures of the tags and the fabric on the top and bottom of this little quilt are designed

to help develop their sense of touch and also to give them something soft and comforting to have with them.

Click HERE to Download Lovie Quilt with Tags Free Pattern