A new baby calls for a very special gift and what could be more special than a gorgeous baby quilt.
My latest obsession is definitely Polaroid blocks. I love them and don’t they make a fabulous baby quilt? Here I have fussy-cut my favourite fabrics to produce a quilt perfect for the new man in your life. Each of the blocks has then been cut to make them slightly wonky, as though the Polaroids have been tipped from a box onto the quilt.
There is so much to discover in this quilt. You’ll find a boy riding a scooter, a fierce ninja, a tiny snail, a cute dachshund. There is a crow peeking from the bushes, some ghoulish skeletons and my favourite, a scary tyrannosaurus (RAWWRR!).
This little quilt, being approximately 27 by 32 inches, is the perfect size for a baby. It is soft and supple and therefore great for cuddling baby. It can also be a play mat, changing mat or pram blanket when the baby is little.
Even better, it can be folded and rolled small enough to fit into a bag so the quilt can go wherever they go. Once your baby boy gets a bit older, the Polaroids will make for fun games of i-spy or for story-telling. Use it as a wall hanging, as a colourful addition at the end of their big bed or thrown over a chair.
The backing in Kona cotton teal looks great against the binding – a sweet seedling print by Denyse Schmidt.
Being made from 100% cotton makes this quilt so easy to care for. Just give it a short, cold machine wash and dry it flat in the shade, or pop it in a dryer on a low setting. It will come out as good as new.
This quilt will make a wonderfully versatile and practical gift for any baby and will soon be available via my Folksy shop.