Happy Memorial Day from Unique Baby Quilt Boutique Quilting is my passion. Quilting is my pastime. When the two opportunities are put to good use and a cause is added to the mixture, quilting blossoms into a lot more when people get involved. Today being Memorial Day, many people are taking time out of their …
The process of designing a new baby quilt is much like designing a new website. I have found both of these crafts to make a baby quilt take creativity, organization, and hard work to make the final product a success. From start to finish a new quilt starts with an idea, one that a quilter …
The importance of keeping a quilt in good shape is to keep the investment of an heirloom for my family. Preserving each is not only important for the quilt but a responsibility of its owner. Here are some useful tips that will be beneficial in retaining the quilt’s beauty and the workmanship of the quilter for years to come:
Quilting is my Passion. As I sat and watched the US football (soccer) game in the Olympics, I was reminded of the passion in the eyes of the players, the coaches, and the fans. The love of the sport goes far beyond the point in the goal. As a “soccer Mom” of 3 boys and …
You know how hard it is to select or make a choice of baby quilts for your shower gift or the mother-to-be. There are all types of materials and all patterns to choose from, like 100% cotton that keep your baby snuggly warm or the pretty pastels of blue, pink, yellow and green. Of all the choices of baby quilts, making a selection that is just right could take hours on the Internet, and to top it off, you just found out the mother-to-be is having twins! Yikes, you now need to find two baby quilts that are either alike or similar. I understand what you going through and I have some great tips on how to find the perfect baby quilts for the twins.
It may be in the middle of the night or on the way to the grocery store, I can get an idea for my baby quilts sometimes in the most unusual places.
I live in South Florida with a lake in my back yard. It is not uncommon to have the most unusual wild life in and around the water. A beautiful stork flew into the pine tree last week and though he may have flown for miles, chose to stand, as the species always does, on one leg. He or she posed long enough for me to take this photo. How appropriate, a stork came by, as I am looking for ideas for baby quilts!
Congratulations! You finished your baby quilt top. The fabric and colors are superb and match perfectly with the baby’s new room. Now it is time to do the hand quilting. But the dilemma is in choosing the perfect design. After the hours and time spent on the baby quilt top, the design of the hand quilting must be just right. But where to start?
My baby quilts are soft, cuddly, and can be a wonderful touch and feel blanket, as well.
What gives the quilts that added special touch? The fabric is called minky, which is luxurious and silky soft. This fabric, which is perfect for baby quilts, resembles the real mink in touch and has a soft short pile that is as soft as cashmere.
Now if you are a quilter and are interested in using minky or minx as it is sometimes referred to, here are some of my tips from using the material in my baby quilts that may come in handy.