Monday, February 3, 2014

Hourglass Baby Quilt Gift

In my efforts to capture and record my quilt finishes, today I am presenting a baby quilt I made back in early 2013, before I started blogging.  My very good friend and co-worker had his fourth child (and first boy).  To celebrate, I made the new baby a quilt and I made each of his sisters a baby doll quilt for their American Girl dolls.

The co-worker and his wife finished the nursery in soft blues and browns and they tended to like more classic quilt patterns.  I used the creams, blues, and browns from a couple of charm packs from Lilly and Will by Bunny Hill I had. 

Because the fabrics tended to have very similar coloration and saturation, I wanted a pattern that would separate the prints and not have the prints next to each other.  I chose a simple hourglass block and added a simple border to give the quilt blocks a little breathing room.  I quilted the quilt in a simple meandering pattern.

For doll quilts #1 and #2, two of the girls now share a room so I wanted to make some coordinating doll quilts.  Their room is pink with black accents so I made some scrappy pink strips and alternated them with some Kona white.  It is hard to see from the pictures below but I quilted the white stripes in a paisley pattern and the left the pink stripes unquilted.

For doll quilt #3 I used some left over half-blocks from a quilt I had made using the Vintage Modern collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  I combined the half blocks to make a fun and interesting little quilt block.

I delivered all of the quilty goodness along with a lasagna dinner and the whole family was happy.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Perfect quilt for a baby boy. I love the classic look of the hourglass block and your palette makes it boyish without being babyish (does that make sense? lol). Oh, great idea to make his sisters feel included by making them doll quilts. So sweet!

  2. Such a beautiful color palette for the baby quilt and the doll quilts are so very very cute. What family wouldn't be happy with all that quilty goodness and comfy food to go with it :)


  3. I love the hourglass pattern, as you say it is timeless. Thanks for sharing!


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