I love making quilts for babies. Honestly, I love making pretty much anything for a baby. In part because babies are incredibly cute and it’s a better way to show my love then secretly eating them up for dinner. But mostly because babies are tiny, which means anything you make for them is also tiny.
Have you tried knitting socks for an adult male? It will take you hours and hours, whereas baby socks can be knit up in less than an hour. The same goes for booties, hats and quilts.
The first baby quilt I made was for one of Brad’s nephews. I made the mistake of deciding to knit a quilt with different coloured squares and little intarsia animals in each square. I was twenty-one years old and had no idea what I was doing. It took months to knit that quilt, watching reruns of Seinfeld and Law and Order on TV.
Fast forward a bunch of years, and I’ve made a number of baby quilts. A process mostly refined by the two quilts I made for Max. They are still my favourite thing to sew because they are:
- Quick and easy
- Thoughtful and heirloom-y
- Super cute!