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Embroidered Baby Quilt Update!


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Our second embroidered baby quilt is coming along! The squares are connected and the front is put together. This is the quilt for a little girl, made out of a variety of colored flannel, predominantly pink. The boy’s quilt has been finished for a while, and we will be raffling both soon pretty soon! I thought I’d share some photos of the front of the pink quilt as it goes together.

The green may seem a little odd, but the border of the quilt will be made from a yellow flannel with little green, purple, and pink dots in it. In two corners of the border, the squares will be arranged to form a kind of “bow” motif, with the “ribbons” trailing up the edges. The “bow” parts of the border squares will be a purple flannel with tiny white polka dots. So in all, the quilt will end up rather colorful! I can’t wait to see the finished project!

In the meantime, here’s the front so far:

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

When the quilt is completed, I’ll have to take photos in good lighting – outside, probably!

I’ve already posted a couple photos of the completed Sunbonnet Garden Girl, along with a few close-ups of her, so here are a few others that are used in the quilt, for your perusal.

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

This little white lamb with the blue butterfly is embroidered mostly with perle cotton #5.

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

Here’s a little embroidered kitten, frustrated by a frog!

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

This embroidered bird sitting on an embroidered water fountain is really darling! I love the flowers and the colors!

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

The mouse under the flower umbrella is cute, too. It’s stitched entirely in stem stitch, using two strands of DMC cotton.

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

This little “fishing angel” is so sweet! The original design has two facing angels in it, but to fit in the square, we cut the design in half, to good effect, I think!

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

I’ve already mentioned the embroidered butterfly once, when talking about seed stitch, but here’s a shot of the completed square.

Flannel Baby Quilt with Hand Embroidered Squares

I love this little teddy bear – the eyes crack me up for some reason!

So there you have some close ups on the baby girl quilt. Marlene is doing a great job putting it together, and I’ll let you see the finished project soon!

By the way, all the stitching was done by members of the Assumption Embroidery Guild. Most of the gals are beginners, and I think they did a marvelous job!


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  1. I looked and looked to try to locate your photos of the finished quilt, because I wanted to see how it looked with the border, but . . . I guess this is from too long ago!

  2. Could you please direct me in the right direction to purchase some embroidery transfers for babies (for boy or girl). Something fairly simple and borders if possible. I haven’t embroidered since I was at school and would like to start again as my children are having bubs now 🙂

    Kind Regards Debbie

    1. Hi, Debbie – Lacis in California (www.lacis.com) has a very nice selection of Italian and French design transfers, and I know some of them used to be baby designs. You might look them up! It’s not the easiest site to navigate, but if you go to the online catalog and search “iron-on” or “transfer” you should get plenty of results. ~MC

    2. Is there any possibility of being able to purchase the transfers for these blocks? My mother, daughters, and I do a Gram/Grammy/Auntie quilt for each baby born into our family, and this would be absolutely perfect for our newly adopted Lucy!!

    3. These are taken from “vintage” embroidery designs for quilt squares – you can google vintage embroidery designs and come up with a whole slew of them. You might modify the search with “baby designs” or something similar. That may help you find what you’re looking for.

  3. Hello Mary,
    I’ve been looking at your article about baby’s embroidered quilts. Do you still have the embroidery patterns for the baby boy quilt? It’s so sweet!
    Thank you so much,

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