Thursday, January 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday!

Time to share another Blast From the Past!
Searching through photo archives, I selected snapshots of a few baby quilts to share!
All are made without patchwork,
A great way to practice free-motion quilting!
These were made when it was announced that good friends of ours were expecting twins.
I've gifted a lot of baby quilts over the year's, and always so grateful to receive photos later, of the babies with their quilts!
I stitched rows of 5" sailboats connected by waves on the blue quilt,
You will just have to take my word for it since they are not visible in the photos.
For the floral quilt, I followed the pattern of the print.
Spirals for each of the yellow flowers, outlined the pink posies, and connected them with loopy's.
I didn't even bother with borders for this third quilt:

Yellow flannel backing
Looks like I was stash-busting some JoAnn's fabric for all of these quilts.
I do love the big flowers stitched on this cute little bee print.
I was an Aurifil-lover before it was cool!
I may have to re-visit this pattern one day!

All three of these were made approximately 10 years ago(?), before I was aware of the wonderful online quilting community. Throwback Thursday, hosted by Jenn at Quarter Inch From the Edge, is a great way to share a bit of our quilting history!
Thank you Jenn!


  1. Nice quilts, Heidi. Sometimes, simple, single fabric quilts (with or without borders) stitched together with love are all that is required. In my experience, these quilts actually get used! The same cannot be said for all the intricate quilts that are given to new parents. I really like the quilting on the last one.

  2. Look at those adorable baby burritos on their adorable quilts. That's love right there. Simple can be beautiful!

  3. What great quilts these are. It gives me an idea for stash busting all those novelty fabrics that have been around for so long. Donation quilts coming up and a great way to practice FMQ.

  4. I love those great big flowers. Did you sew them on a domestic machine?

  5. I like the idea of simple quilts for babies -- they get used, and the babies love colors and big prints. Sally

  6. All great quilts. I like this idea -- great way to use a great print you don't want to cut up.

  7. The big flower quilting is awesome Heidi! Love the photo of the babies with their quilts! It is really smart to keep baby quilts simpler,. so they hold up to all the love and washing they'll receive.

  8. Pretty quilts for the little ones. I really like the quilting on that last one.

  9. I've been using Aurfil a looong also! Easy baby quilts are the best and I always need to practice FMQ!

  10. It makes me smile to see those swaddled twinnies on your quilts... bet they don't stay that still much anymore! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

  11. Love that daisy fabric and the quilting on it, fun.


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