embroidered bird quilt

Nancy emailed me some photos of a quilt she finished recently and I wanted to share it with you. Made for her fifth grandchild who is due in about a month, and named "Sweetie Tweeties for Abigail", it features five embroidered blocks using my Lil' Birdies vintage embroidery pattern. She embroidered the birds in blue, then framed each block with a pretty pink floral print and surrounded them with alternating white and print squares. So pretty, and I'm sure Abigail will treasure it always.

I'm so glad that people are rediscovering the value of handcrafted baby gifts. They're so much more personal than mass-produced ones, especially if you make them yourself. But, even if you don't have the skills to do that, a handcrafted gift made with love and care by someone else is almost as special.

Thanks, Nancy, for sharing! And just so you know, I'm always happy to showcase the work of my readers and customers. It's inspiring for those of you who are new to embroidery to see where you can go with your new-found skills.


Meredith said...

It's simply beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this here :)

sodbusters said...

DAROOOL! Beautiful! Those are vintage fabrics are they not? I have a few of those fabrics in a quilt of mine. Just beautiful.

Cheryl said...

This is such a lovely idea.

Rachel said...

That quilt is beautiful, AND I really enjoy your blog!

Junie Moon said...

What a sweet quilt! I agree wholeheartedly with you in regard to handmade baby gifts. Each and every stitch, for example, that went into the quilt you shared was made with love and hope.

Anonymous said...

Darling quilt...I am partial to bluebirds & in fact, am embroidering one on an apron to give as a gift to a teacher.
Both of my girls have handmade quilts from their grandmother which are special.

periwinkle vintage said...

Love the handcrafted baby gifts, too! They are some of my favorite things to make. Well, I did finally finish my first son's baby quilt when he was 23 years old, but my heart was in the right place!

Kristin said...

Oh wow - this baby quilt is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I also just posted a mini quilt on my blog... and also wanted to let you know that you're on my "homey inspirations" list!!!


Kristin said...


There's the link to the blog (sorry I forgot to add it before LOL!)

Kristin said...

I just realized that the name was Abigail.... that's my DD's name (love it! ) :)

I also wanted to let you know that I'm running a recipe contest on my blog, so stop on by if you get a chance and check it out :)


Valerie said...

This quilt is so beautiful! I really enjoyed your blog.