A Blanket of Love




I used to do quite a bit of quilting, although many of my projects were wall hangings.



I made a simple patchwork quilt for our son years ago, and a few doll quilts, but small projects were the easiest for me to do since I quilt by hand.

Eight years ago I made a baby quilt for our granddaughter, and I figured that would be my last quilting project. Now that we have the homestead and livestock, I don't have as much leisure time as I used to.

But with the coming birth of our first grandson, I wanted to create something special. They live in another state and I wanted something that our sweet baby would see and touch every day.

So I dug out my tin of quilting items, bought new scissors and decided on a simple patchwork pattern. I found the perfect fabrics and cut them into squares.



Isn't this fabric with giraffes and lions perfect for a jungle-themed baby's room?

I procrastinated a bit but once I actually sat down and began sewing, I finished the patchwork in one afternoon, although my back hurt for the next three days.




Our granddaughter visits us each summer - she's the lucky one who has that last crib quilt I made - and she was thrilled to help me with this project.

I let her baste the top, batting and backing together. Since the basting thread would be pulled out at the end, I let her do it all with just a little guidance.




When she returned home at the end of summer I began the hand-quilting, which took two months to finish. As always, I stitched a heart into one corner.






It's quilted on the diagonal. I googled for some help with the binding, since it had been several years since I'd last bound a quilt. That's the binding in the photo above, ready to be stitched on.

I love the result. I took it with me when I visited them when their little boy was six weeks old. I hope he'll love it as he grows up.


Crib quilt - homestead crafts are both beautiful and relaxing to work on. "In the Jungle" crib quilt.    #cribquilt #quilt #handquilting

When you sleep under a quilt,
you sleep under a blanket of love.



Click the links for the rest of my crib quilts:
"Cotton Candy"

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enlarge the photo)


"In the Jungle"



"Starry Night"




"Tide Pool"




"Foggy Morning"



"Cherry Blossom"






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