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Saturday Snapshot: Baby Quilt


My new grandbaby is due to arrive this weekend and Iโ€™m having a hard time being patient.

This is the quilt I made for them: machine-quilted, but itโ€™s the first pieced quilt Iโ€™ve ever made โ€“ and some of the first sewing in 25 years.

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I really had no idea how to properly piece a quilt, but last year I saw a quilting frame in my neighbour’s front room when I stopped to buy some fresh eggs. So I did what I never would have had the nerve to do in the city: I phoned her and asked for help.

She and her daughter invited me to their home and spent a morning teaching and helping me with this project. I will be forever grateful for country neighbours!

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.

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“Saturday Snapshot: Baby Quilt”

  1. On May 18th, 2013 at 12:16 pm Barbara Says:

    Very sweet quilt. I love Pooh and his friends. I imagine the new baby’s mama is anxious for the birth too. Hope everything goes well and both are healthy afterward.

  2. On May 18th, 2013 at 2:09 pm Debbie Says:

    Yes, Barbara, mama is, let’s say, eagerly anticipating the birth, too! Thanks for your good wishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. On May 18th, 2013 at 1:07 pm kaye Says:

    Your quilt came out beautiful! Love the Pooh theme. Your new grandchild will treasure it for years to come.

  4. On May 18th, 2013 at 2:11 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Kaye! I made baby quilts for all the nieces and nephews of my daughter’s generation (25 years ago!) and most of those are still around, so I hope this one will be treasured too.

  5. On May 18th, 2013 at 1:13 pm Christine Harding Says:

    Wow, what an incredible work of art. It’s beautiful and must have taken you such a long time to do – a real gift of love. My Snapshot is at

  6. On May 18th, 2013 at 2:12 pm Debbie Says:

    It didn’t seem to take very long at all, Christine, once I had some idea what I was doing. The building up to actually starting it – now that took time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. On May 18th, 2013 at 2:47 pm JoAnn Says:

    The quilt is beautiful, and sure to become a family treasure!

  8. On May 18th, 2013 at 3:35 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, JoAnn. I’m hoping so!

  9. On May 18th, 2013 at 2:56 pm Leslie Says:

    Congratulations! The quilt looks great. I started a quilt 30 years ago and it still isn’t finished.

  10. On May 18th, 2013 at 3:35 pm Debbie Says:

    LOL, I have some projects like that, Leslie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. On May 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm Laurie Kazmierczak Says:

    It turned out really well! Here’s to that new Grandbabyโ™ฅ Our first grandchild will be appearing early Novemberโ™ซโ™ช Thanks for commenting on by blog!

  12. On May 18th, 2013 at 6:38 pm Debbie Says:

    Congratulations, Laurie – it’s an exciting time for you!

  13. On May 18th, 2013 at 5:51 pm Vicki Says:

    Love the pattern of the quilt, and you did a great job!
    Congratulations on the baby!!

  14. On May 18th, 2013 at 6:39 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Vicki – I’m very excited!

  15. On May 18th, 2013 at 6:06 pm Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf Says:

    That quilt is just amazing — well done! I have a feeling it will be handed down through the generations, so special! Thanks for stopping by my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post, too!

  16. On May 18th, 2013 at 6:41 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Melissa! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. On May 18th, 2013 at 6:38 pm Ali (Worducopia) Says:

    Aw, I love the original Winnie the Pooh art work! My boys had crib sheets with a similar design. The quilt looks terrific and I hope that baby comes soon so he or she can enjoy it.

  18. On May 18th, 2013 at 7:09 pm Debbie Says:

    There’s a certain charm about the original Winnie the Pooh artwork, isn’t there, Ali? Thanks for dropping by!

  19. On May 18th, 2013 at 7:58 pm Vasilly Says:

    What a nice quilt! Congratulations on the new grandbaby!

  20. On May 19th, 2013 at 1:00 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Vasilly!

  21. On May 18th, 2013 at 9:39 pm Arti Says:

    This is just beautiful and cute! I’m sure your grandchild would love it. You’re talented indeed!

  22. On May 19th, 2013 at 1:01 pm Debbie Says:

    Not talented, Arti – any skill required was all my neighbours’. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. On May 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm trish Says:

    What a lovely little quilt! I love Winnie The Pooh. The stories and images are always so sweet and gentle. It’s a theme that would work for either boy or girl. Congratulations on your (upcoming) grand baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. On May 19th, 2013 at 9:18 pm Debbie Says:

    Yes, since I was making it ahead of time, Trish, green & yellow seemed to be good non-committal choices. I recall that, when my nieces & nephews were born, I made all the quilts after the births, and yet had the quilts to them in a timely fashion. {sigh} To have the energy I had had when I was young!

  25. On May 19th, 2013 at 7:11 pm Allison Says:

    Cute quilt!

    My aunt loves to quilt and even has some professional equipment. Quilting takes a lot of work and is a skill beyond my patience. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congratulations on your grand baby.

  26. On May 19th, 2013 at 9:22 pm Debbie Says:

    My great-aunts were all quilters too, Allison. How I wish I had learned from them while I could! Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. On May 19th, 2013 at 8:11 pm Katrina Says:

    That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, what a lucky baby to have you as Grandmother. I love the classic Winnie the Pooh fabric. I’m going to be looking for that in the shops here, although I’m NOT anticipating a happy event. I hope everthing goes well.

  28. On May 19th, 2013 at 9:24 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Katrina. It’s sad, isn’t ti, that Disney’s artwork has usurped the original Winnie-the-Pooh in many places – fabric stores being one such. I hope you can find what you’re looking for!

  29. On May 19th, 2013 at 9:48 pm Paulita Says:

    That quilt is so sweet. Good luck with the new grandbaby. Here’s Mine

  30. On May 20th, 2013 at 8:34 am Debbie Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Paulita. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. On May 22nd, 2013 at 6:31 pm Nan Says:

    Isn’t that the best story to go with such a wonderful quilt. Nothing says baby or child to me like Winnie-the-Pooh. Eager to hear the news!

  32. On May 22nd, 2013 at 6:53 pm Debbie Says:

    I’m eager too, Nan, but Baby is still keeping us all in suspense!

  33. On May 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm Judy Blauer Says:

    Great quilt. I am also working on a Pooh baby quilt. My great grandson will be born in late August or early September and his parents requested Winnie the Pooh theme. Your fabric is wonderful. How brave you were to attempt a quilt after so many years not sewing. Must be like riding a bike, you never forget! LOL.

  34. On May 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 pm Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Judy. Some would call it brave; others, foolhardy. But old skills do come back – and my knee keeps pressing against a phantom lever, instead of the foot pedal!

    I hope your quilt goes well. I’d love to see a photo when it’s done. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. On May 24th, 2013 at 10:26 pm MarthaE Says:

    Winnie the Pooh! Great choice. It looks lovely and what a marvelous hand made gift.

  36. On May 25th, 2013 at 9:31 am Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Martha! The parents actually chose the theme, but it’s one I was very happy to work with. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. On June 19th, 2013 at 8:53 pm Heather Says:

    A very lovely quilt. Pooh is such a lovable character for children I can’t help but love him. Haven’t played a rousing game of pooh sticks in ages.

  38. On July 14th, 2013 at 3:13 pm Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) Says:

    Congrats! I absolutely love it. My daughter’s nursery was all Pooh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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