The Eternal Maker Crafts

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Beginner's Cot Quilt


We get asked all the time for beginner's quilts. And more often than not it is a young mum, her first quilt for her newborn, or unborn child. We've always guided people through this process as helpfully as we can, but never have we had a kit.
The other week, one of my best friends decided she wanted to make a quilt for her unborn baby - and asked me for a kit. She didn't know what sex the baby was going to be (we do now, it's a boy!), and therefore the colours had to be neutral. But she also wanted something - well, not so pastel, not so sweet, more muted and soft. Oh, and she lives 5 hours away, so I had to find things she would like, without her input.

Well, this is not exactly what I came up with, as she now has that (and now the baby to go with!), but this is sort of how I remember it. And how we have kitted it up, for all those out there who want a Beginner's Cot Quilt!

We are selling the kit in 2 ways -
1. Just the quilt top and binding (well, you have to have the binding to match, don't you?)
2. With the backing included - and the backing is a supersoft minkee (which is a horrible word for a lovely quilt backing). Minkee is soft, durable, light, yet warm. And most important, it's snuggly.
and did you notice my binding? This was an accident that it ended up on the back only, not the front of the quilt, but I LOVE it, like this. Really. And it was super easy with mitred corners and all. Wow, I love an accidental technique.



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