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!


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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 talented!

  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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