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A quilt for Aga's baby

This is a little quilt I made for Aga's new baby, Freddie. He's actually now nearly 5 months old - so not so new! - but I hope he's going to enjoy rolling around on it. I bought the fabrics in the wonderful Purl store in Soho and included this lovely paisley Liberty print which reminds me of the blanky I had as a child. The Martha Stewart bunny I made in the same fabrics to go with it and you can see from the photo that he was impressed with the bunny! (which makes me so happy!). Aga has a lovely garden in London so now Freddie will have something soft to lay on in the garden. My mother has told me that a quilt should always be initialed or dedicated in some way so I have stitched on his initials (FSB) and his date of birth into the centre square...(and I also initialled the back with MK). I added the little red crosses in the corners to secure the binding hem and I quite like the hand stiched feel they add. After handwashing the quilt you can see how the fabrics pucker a little bit and come together with the batting, it gives a lovely old feeling to the whole thing. My stitching is a little wonky in places (oops!), but I hope this adds to the handmade effect haha! Aga and I worked together for years in Amsterdam and she is still one of my style heroines. She is graceful & calm and has immaculate taste in everything so I really enjoyed chosing the fabrics and colours for a home I new would be calm and tastful (well, I hope I succeeded!). And I hope that that mother & child enjoy this quilt as much as I've enjoyed making it. Happy quilting everybody!

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Reader Comments (1)

oh, we absolutely love it Miranda! And I just discovered the MK at the back, so so lovely. This is going to be passed to Freddie's children when we get there ;) Thank you! xxx

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSneaky Magpie

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