Thursday, April 16, 2009

Linen Baby Quilts

I have recently been wanting to try fabrics other than cotton to make a quilt, and so I ventured out and purchased some linen/cotton blend fabrics. As I wanted to quilt this linen quilt myself on my own sewing machine, I thought I would start with just a small baby quilt (or two).


I am so pleased with how they turned out. The linen/blend fabric was so much easier to work with then I had anticipated, and the colors of the cotton fabrics really stand out against the natural linen.

I used a product called Quilt Lite as batting. I can best describe this product as a loosely woven flannel fabric, which gives the finished quilt a really lovely lightweight feeling and results in a thin and manageable quilt. I have quilted these baby quilts with straight vertical lines, and used a Kaffe Fassett Polka dot fabric for binding.


This is a picture of the front of baby quilts. I have used some of my favorite fabrics, including a few pieces of the highly sought after discontinued range Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt (sparingly!).


I so enjoyed making these baby quilts, that I plan to make more just like them. In fact, I have also just finished making a much large linen quilt for my 15 year old daughter after she exclaimed words to the effect of "what's with these baby quilts, and why do you not make me a nice quilt like this?" Pictures of this larger quilt to be revealed soon.

***Edited to Add:*** These two baby quilts are now for sale at my Etsy Store. Visit me there!

8 comments:

  1. The linen with those bright colors is really lovely! ~ Jennie

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  2. I love linen. Where did you get such lovely yardage? The baby quilts are just beautiful!

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  3. This combination of linen and bright colors is great! Thanks for sharing.
    ; )

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  4. These are really pretty! I love linen, though I haven't done much quilting with it. I really enjoy the simplicity of these pieces, though.

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  5. You have totally inspired me to do a linen quilt, it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. Is that Essex linen/cotton blend? Might I ask what color it is? It's just lovely with all the bright cottons!

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  7. I was really inspired by these quilts and I've used a similar combination of bright colours against a natural background in a quilt I'm working on! There are some pictures here

    your work is gorgeous...so talented!

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  8. Sorry to comment on such an old post but this is exactly the colour and type of linen that I am looking for but I don't know what exactly to type into Google to find it! Would you mind letting me know what it's called please, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

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