November 07, 2013

A Blanket for Maddie

This little sweetie is Maddie. She's 8 weeks old and isn't she just adorable?

Her mom, Krista, and I were best friends all through school and she was my maid of honour when we got married. We kind of lost touch over the years, but when I heard she had a little one on the way I knew I wanted to make something for the baby.

Quilters can't seem to hear about babies without thinking 'baby quilt' can we?

The pattern for this blanket is by Tailor Made by Design. It is so quick and simple to make, but it's really cute too.

I love the ribbons sticking out on the sides. In theory, little Maddie will play with them as she gets older and is more interested in the different textures and whatnot.

I backed it with a soft blue and quilted on either side of each seam. There is no batting in the middle, so it's not technically a 'quilt', just a blankie. Hopefully it will be well used and loved.

Does it get any cuter than this?


  1. Adorable Leanne -- Congratulations to your friend -- and to you on a very special finish!

  2. Very very cute! It will be loved, for sure!

  3. Such a sweet little lovey! The little ribbon pulls are cute, and I'm sure the baby will love them!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. hey to another Leeanne! Love the baby, er, quilt
    LeeAnna Paylor

  5. Such a cute baby quilt. I am sure your friend just loves it.

  6. That is so sweet -- I love the little ribbon tags. :-)

  7. Maddie loves her blankie! She has learned to grab and play with the tabs. So sweet!


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