Thursday, December 29, 2016

An old friend revisited

Remember this sweet baby quilt? I made it years ago and was never able to let it go (aka give it away). But I finally found a home for it – my sister’s third baby received it for his christening.

I had to go back to fix it before wrapping and gifting, though. Back then I chose a zigzag stitch that was too narrow for the raw-edge appliqué. So the fabric began to fray after the first wash. Duh.


So I added another MUCH wider zigzag stitch to stop the fraying…

Detail of quilting_thumb[2]

… and I added the little boys name, too. Thankfully my sister and my BIL chose another short name – very sewist-friendly (o;


Here’s a full view of the fixed version. One hardly recognizes the added stitches from a distance, does one?

Theos Quilt_thumb[9]

I am happy I was finally able to let it go. Because that’s what quilts are meant for, aren’t they? To bring joy and comfort to someone we love.

Happy quilting!


  1. Very nice quilt, I'm sure the baby will love it. Good job fixing a problem, I've got a few like that I need to tackle.
    Sylvia at Treadlestitches

  2. Was für ein schöner und ungewöhnlicher Quilt! Der wird sicherlich
    viel joy & comfort geben, wie alle deine Quilts :)
    Liebe Grüße,


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