Baby Quilts

I have been busy making baby quilts. I once upon a time dreaded them for various reasons. Now, I am really enjoying the challenge and creativity that they allow me. I have decided my signature baby quilt is a 9 patch with custom applique of some sort. I recently purchased a couple of stuffed animals to gift with my baby quilts. Then decided what a great inspiration to use for the design element for the quilt. I happened upon a baby whale that had a wind up that plays “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. So I had to make a Twinkle Little Star quilt with a baby whale on it and of course I called it Twinkle.

I have one more baby quilt to consider and it’s for my niece who is expecting a a little girl. I have a purchased pattern for this one. It is called Dolly Days and reminds me of the Betsy McCall paper dolls from when I was a little girl. I can hardly wait to start it and of course it is all applique. The anticipation of making this quilt makes me smile. I have gathered my fabrics, prewashed them and they are stacked and ready to begin. I have a Kitty Cat quilt I made that needs quilting before I can start Dolly Days.

Hopefully that will be done this week. A holiday week. Yikes, so much to do. But hey, I’m retired now so I’ve got time. Loving retirement.

I also made a cute little girl Elephant baby quilt.

I have also been working in the yard. I had an Elm tree that died and had to be removed. It provided the shade for my shade garden. Now no more shade. So I have been adding plants to fill in the space where the tree once was. Hopefully they will grow and fill in the space.

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th. God Bless America.

Happy Stitches



About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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