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Baby Quilt #2 {My Sister’s Quilts}

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

My Sister's Quilts series

This is the second entry in a series about baby quilts made by Aunt Sarah for her 15 nieces and nephews.  We talked her into sharing each one here on Skirt Fixation.  The next one in line is for “Kalvin” my second child and oldest son.  This is the same son for whom I sew really big shirts now.  At age 15 is is 6′ 7″ tall.  I asked Sarah (who her nieces and nephews call Aunt Fess or Auntie Fessy) to share what she remembered about making this quilt.

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

This Quilt is one of my favorites!  I remember working night shift as a CNA, and working on the embroidering during my down-time.

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

It was a fun quilt as every block was different, and so there was nothing monotonous about it!

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE quilting, but some quilts require an assembly line of piecing that is enough to make even the most patient of quilters bang their heads against a wall!

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

Not so with this quilt!  My aunt Mary helped me pick out the pattern for the embroidered blocks at a little quilt store in Wisconsin, and I beleive the pieced blocks were from a book from the same shop.

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

The piecing was a great way to help me learn how to do “real quilting,” as every other quilt that I had made up to this point was just something that I had put together in my head.

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

I took a chance by going with blue, as I started the quilt before “Kalvin” was born.  I guess I lucked out there!

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

I think of my nephew now, and can hardly believe he was ever a small enough to enjoy a nursery rhyme or two!Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

He’s a big guy, with a big heart, and I can’t wait to see the big impression he will make in the world!

Love you,

Fess

Baby boy quilt with embroidery and quilted stars

This is one of my favorite quilts too!  This type of quilt would be a great quilt for a quilter looking to improve their skills.  Thanks Sarah for sharing.  We’ll see you next month for the next installment of My Sister’s Quilts.

2 thoughts on “Baby Quilt #2 {My Sister’s Quilts}

  1. LOVE IT!!!! I had never seen this quilt before, so it is great to see it in photos!!! This quilt showcases an excellent combination of beauty and whimsy! One of a kind quilts are the best! Great job Aunt Fessy!

  2. Your attempt to learn “real quilting” with this quilt was a success! It’s fun to remember back when my oldest grandson was wrapped in that quilt with love.

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