Coco’s Baby Quilt – 50″ by 58″
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.
Melissa’s 30 Year Old Baby Quilt
Coco’s Baby Quilt
Melissa’s New/Old Quilt
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)
Available in one size for a Comfort Quilt – 62″ by 74″ (158cm by 188cm)
This quilt was a mystery quilt in 2009.
Mystery quilt clues are no longer available.
I donated the quilt to a cancer charity auction.
It is now available as a pattern in one document.
Click HERE to Download Happy String Flowers (.pdf)
Available in one size – Baby Quilt or Lap Quilt – 52″ by 52″
This quilt is a gift for my granddaughter. I love how the center design of the quilt forms an “O” for Olivia.
Click here to download Hawaiian Waves for Baby free quilt pattern (.pdf file)
Click here to download Hawaiian Heart Block free quilt block pattern (.pdf file)
Available size – 12″ by 12″ (12.5″ unfinished)
Made for my friend, Tracy. It is a contribution to a quilt Tracey is making to cheer up a friend who is suffering right now.
The fabric was purchased in Hawaii while on vacation with my husband in 2009.
Click HERE to Download Scrappy Lilies free fat quarter quilt pattern (.pdf)
Available in four sizes – Lap 48” by 48”, Twin 64” by 80”, Full 80” by 96”, Queen 96” by 96”
I made this quilt for my niece’s husband, Thomas who loves it. Thomas uses it while watching TV and takes it with him when he visits overnight!
Thanks for joining in. I will post photos of both of my quilts later this evening. I am also looking forward to your photos. The best part of the mystery for me. …………. Cindy 42” square – Baby quilt or lap quilt
Option A – Two Color Quilt
Clue #6 – Final Clue
Clue #7 – Final Clue
Sweetheart Mystery 2 Color Quilt Cutting Directions.
Option B – Scrap Quilt
Clue #5 Final Clue
Clue #6 Final Clue
Sweetheart Mystery Scrap Quilt Cutting Directions
Option A – 2 Color Quilt 1 ½ yards dark colored fabric, can be a print or a solid color. 1 yard lighter solid colored fabric Option B – Scrappy Quilt (60) 3” scrappy squares (30) 2.5” scrappy squares 1 ¼ yards light, solid colored fabric ½ yard darker colored fabric, solid color or a print