babies and their quilts

One of the best parts of making baby quilts is getting to see a picture of the baby with their new quilt. These two sweet little girls were born last year to family friends and I had the opportunity to make them each a crib sized quilt and a coordinating doll quilt.

The doll quilt seemed to be the perfect size for each of them when they were first born –


This little doll quilt was done in colors to match her nursery, and coordinates with this larger quilt


(these two quilts were sent out in a hurry, and I completely forgot to snap a few pics of my own before I mailed them!)

For the second little one, they were waiting to find out if it would be a girl or a boy, so this quilt was done in a more gender neutral color scheme. The doll quilt is a little coin quilt in shades of orange, green and brown-


And the larger coordinating quilt is the predecessor to the Animal Sherbet Squares quilt. It’s done in the same fabrics as the mini coin quilt, with a variety of block sizes and random block placement.


For the backing, I did one larger strip of all the fabrics


I had fun making these, especially knowing that they were going to these two cute little girls. I hope they’ll be enjoyed for a long time to come!

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20 Responses to babies and their quilts

  1. 1

    These are both great quilts. They will definitely be enjoyed for years!

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    What cute babies! And the quilts are gorgeous too :o) …bet they will see a lot of use!

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    Audrie says:

    Aww I love seeing babies with the quilts I made them! I never thought to make a little doll quilt in addition to the larger quilt… lovely idea!

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    Mitzi says:

    Both are Beautiful! I love the last picture where you are showing the back of the quilt. The sun is shining through and I can see how you constructed the front. I am always staring at your quilts trying to figure out how you knew what size strips or blocks of background fabric to cut to fit around the placement of your blocks. I’m still checking out the red and aqua wonky stars quilt to see how you cut your fabric for the front and the back. Maybe you could let me in on your strategy.
    Thanks for sharing all your fabulous work. You are a great inspiration to me!

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    wendy says:

    Did someone say baby quilts??? My ears are burning! LOL Great quilts!

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    lisa says:

    Your baby quilts are adorable and the pictures are precious!

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    Sarah M says:

    I just love your idea of a coordinating doll quilt to match a child’s quilt – what a sweet thought.

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    Krista says:

    Very cute, and I love the colors on the second quilt!

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    Patty says:

    The colors are nice and the babies are cute. I’m sure they will be enjoyed for years to come.

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    Dolly says:

    Wow, what beautiful babies and quilts !
    They will treasure their ‘auntie’, I’m sure !

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    Awwwwwwwwww! It is special seeing the adorable little ones with their quilts!

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    Laurel H. says:

    I absolutely LOVE your Animal Sherbet Squares quilt, and I love it predecessor in the post above. You should seriously consider writing a pattern for it.

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    Erin says:

    Your quilts are beautiful (all of them)! In the last pic, with the sun shining through, it doesn’t look like you are using batting – is that true or is it just really thin?

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    Kyla says:

    They are BEAUTIFUL and soo perfect for a baby. I love them! You did a great job. The quilts look better with the babies anyways so dont worry about the fact that you didn’t get it earlier!

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      Manal says:

      OMG!!! YOU DID IT!! I’m so impressed Congrats I hope it’s just busy engouh to keep you not-over-the-top-crazy busy.For as girly as Maggie is, she’s just not into dolls (yet?) as soon as she hits that stage, I’m so custom ordering one Nancyb4s last blog post..

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    Munaiba says:

    Hi Ashley. I have a question. When you did the random blocks quilt (which by the way is lovely) did you make the blocks them applique them to the white background? I’m just interested to know how it was done. Thanks

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    saripu says:

    Babys are the best models for a pic with quilts!! so cute!

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    Alia says:

    I am so in LOVE with the second one or the one with the squares not perfectly aligned. It boggles my mind and I’m like trying to figure how you did it! Gotta go back and look again and again and again! Great job and what LUCKY babies!!

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