Baby Shower Quilt

This is a proud mum post!! I’ve made my daughter Helen a couple of quilts over the years, but she’s never shown any interest in trying quilting herself, she didn’t start dress-making until after she left home but she makes all sorts now and even has a couple of etsy shops selling her makes.

Anyway, over the summer she came to visit (she lives 200 mies away in Surrey) and said she wanted to make a quilt for a friends baby shower, but not a cot-size quilt, more of a single bed size…oh and it’s in about two weeks time!

She was only up for a weekend, so we managed to choose a fairly simple pattern and buy some fabric. I scribbled some basic instructions instructions like cut 5″ squares, 10.5″ squares and 1.5″ strips and lent her some basic equipment and a book which included instructions on binding a quilt…and off she went.

We had a couple of telephone calls to discuss quilting or backing and I had to quickly post down my walking foot etc, but just in time she finished the quilt. She’s just sent me photos and it looks fabulous.

She even managed a pieced backing and a scrappy binding, mainly to save buying more fabric! Her friend loves it and she’s very touched that Helen made it for her.

Helen is even saying she is thinking of making herself a new quilt…I’ll get her hooked yet 🙂 If anyone is into instagram, she shares her makes at

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to Baby Shower Quilt

  1. katechiconi says:

    Clever girl, and it looks like it was finished just in time!

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  2. Wow! I can fully understand how proud you must feel. A gorgeous quilt.

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  3. Melanie says:

    Three cheers for Helen! She made a beautiful “baby” quilt that will be snuggled by the baby for a long time. It’s pretty big, and very beautiful. Great job!

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  4. Amanda says:

    That looks lovely! Just remember where your walking foot is next time you need it 😄

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  5. tialys says:

    You are a justifiably proud Mum – she’s probably hooked now like the rest of us so I hope she’s got a bit of storage room for a stash.

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  6. Lucyannluna says:

    Very pretty, love the colours

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  7. claire93 says:

    simply lovely! well done to Helen for making such a beauty – I bet her friend loves it! And what a proud mother you must be, knowing you’ve passed on the patchwork gene ^^

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  8. Awesome – love the colors and it looks like it will be snuggly!

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