baptism quilt

18 Jun

so i offered to make a baptism quilt similar to the one i made for my daughter carin. the idea being that this will be a family baptism quilt and as children come along, their names will be embroidered to the quilt along with their date of birth. kind of a neat family history quilt. here is a pic of carin and scottie’s quilt:

grama kelly did not get back to me until 2 weeks ago that she did indeed want me to make the quilt. the baptism is this sunday! i guess i work well with a deadline as i got it done in time to send it with kel on monday. she wanted white so i chose white silk dupioni. it really is a beautiful fabric and the quilting really looks nice on it. my only complaint is using it for the binding. that fabric ravels a ridiculous amount and i was unhappy with my mitered corners and the binding in general. next time (should there be one) i will use a different fabric to bind with. i used a thinsulate batting which gives a nice poof and is incredibly light weight. i typically go for cotton batts, but for this type of quilt, this was a good option.

i marked the cross postition with a washaway blue marker and then freehand quilted the feather and the pearls inside the stem of the feather. i used renae’s amazing rays to mark the radiating lines. and i quilted a string of pearls around the outside edge of the quilt. i’m thinking this might also look great if i scallop the edges….but doing a curved binding was not in the cards this time.

close up of the cross

prior to binding, i machine embroidered 4 bible verses on the rays and the baby’s name and date of birth on a ray. i don’t recommend doing this at 1am! things can get “turned around” but all is well now. πŸ™‚

another close up. name is off to the left in matching thread color.

welcome to God’s family miles. we love you gobs!

12 Responses to “baptism quilt”

  1. Judy June 18, 2008 at 7:47 am #

    Kay, pretty quilt, wonderful heirloom. I’m wondering about the silk, if you used an extremely lightweight fusible interfacing would it have helped the fraying? Not something stiff but something really light and soft?

    Just wondering. (I do that a lot! LOL)

  2. runandsewquilts June 18, 2008 at 10:56 am #

    Great quilt with potentially great history. You are such a good sister!

  3. Jan June 18, 2008 at 11:21 am #

    It’s as beautiful as you are generous and talented!! πŸ˜€ And it is really beautiful πŸ˜‰

  4. kayp June 18, 2008 at 12:59 pm #

    that’s an idea judy. i will give it a try. well, i’m a good sister and kinda generous, but she did pay a fee for the quilt. but i told her to keep the amount under her hat because i didn’t want a bunch of other’s wanting one at the same price! nice and generous but not THAT nice and generous! πŸ™‚

  5. Gayle June 18, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    What a fabulous idea. I like everything about it.


  6. freda1951 June 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm #

    It’s beautiful Kay. What a wonderful idea.

  7. Deb Levy June 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Beautiful Kay, a fabulous idea; something to be treasured thru the generations

  8. Lynn Douglass June 18, 2008 at 11:27 pm #

    Very cool way to document history! Adorable baby, too! πŸ™‚

  9. Snort June 19, 2008 at 6:22 am #

    It’s a lovely quilt! You’re such a good egg.

  10. Aly June 19, 2008 at 8:12 am #

    ooOOOo!! I can’t wait to see it πŸ™‚ You are awesome!!

  11. Sue H June 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    Wow! What a gorgeous gift, surely to be treasured and cherished for many years to come. Really inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Kelly June 22, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

    Yes, I can say I have the best sisters!!! It is a beautiful quilt and Miles looked beautiful today with it at his baptism – I’ll send pictures soon. Thanks again Sista!!!

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