Tuesday 21 October 2014


These two little baby quilts were made for my cousins who had little girls just a few months apart.  The design is the same for both - simple 12" strip blocks - and they are both arranged in rainbow colors. However, except for one orange floral, no fabrics are used twice.  Cutting 89 different fabrics probably took longer than actually piecing the top!

Elizabeth's quilt has more pinks and purples than Lillian's (two blocks of each) and a single block each of red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

Both blankets are quilted with parallel vertical lines about two inches apart. 

My mom stepped in and embroidered the names on both quilts. I was all set to do a simple back stitch, which is pretty much the limit of my embroidery skills, but she argued that a stem stitch would be nicer.  She attempted to teach me, but honestly I just don't have the patience (or talent) for embroidery... 

Lillian's quilt has more red, orange and yellows.  I am not sure if I have a favorite...my preference shifts back and forth...

As usual, most of the fabrics are a mix of 30's repro and Japanese novelty characters.

I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  Click over and have a look at all the projects!


  1. Love your quilts! The rainbow order is so cheerful. I will be pinning this for future reference!

  2. Beautiful rainbow quilts! I love that you took the time to hand-embroider their names on them. What a beautiful, sentimental touch. BTW, I too host a weekly linky party and would love for you to share your projects! Shannon @ http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com