Lavender for the Baby Quilt

Lavender for the Baby - quilt - France Nadeaulavender-baby-quilt

This Lavander for the Baby quilt was sewn and quilted with the sewing machine. The lavender was embroidered by hand. It measures 23″ by 25″. I used leftover cotton from my very first quilt (pink) and two fat quarters. I started working on it without having a pattern in mind. I first repeated a block I had made with the same cotton and sewn unto a greeting card. This rectangle block features embroidered lavender surrounded by little squares. (I will tell you more about that card next Friday.) After that, I decided to make more rectangles (but plain) and little stripes.

For the quilting, I wanted white embroidery. To make it more girly and more interesting. So I started by using the same stitch I used for the greeting card, on the lavender block and around every rectangles and stripes. Then I thought that adding little flowers would beautify the plain and somewhat boring rectangles. All that embroidery was done with my Janome Quilting/Decor.

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I am quite happy with the result and I think that the back it not looking bad either! It is the first time that I am using leftovers to make the backing of a quilt. I usually save the bits and pieces for appliqués projects. I do not know what happened to me that day, but I am not sorry to have used what I usually considered too precious to be put on the back of a quilt. But I usually make quilts destined to be hanged on a wall, where the back is not displayed. I now realise that a beautiful backing enhance the whole look of a quilt that will be used as a… quilt (the original use of a quilt, that is).

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This is the lavender block I also made for a greeting card.

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I enjoyed so much making this quilt that I am thinking about writing a pattern. And making more quilts out of it. In different colors and with different embroidery patterns. What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “Lavender for the Baby Quilt

    • Thank you! I’m happy that you like it, Marianne!
      P.S.: It was generous of you to send me your house pattern. The quilt you made with it is gorgeous.

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