My first grandbaby was born this week in Seattle. The halls of the birthing center in the hospital were lined with a variety of baby quilts!
There was so much to see in these little gems. My impression was that they were made by many different quilters at different levels, but each one was unique and filled with love!
There were no placards with quilt names and no credit was given for any of the quilts. Perhaps the donors just wanted to spread some baby love and were not interested in being recognized as the makers. I’m sure I have seen the clown alphabet above, but can’t find it online. If you know the source, please let me know in the comments.
It was a nice warm touch to this hospital—sometimes hospitals feel cold and sterile, but not this area! There was baby sweetness on every wall. The vintage Sunbonnet Sue above shows how each quilt is on a mat, nicely framed under glass. Such a great idea for this environment—the quilts will never get dusty.
- I’m sorry the pictures are mediocre. I had only my phone available, the lighting wasn’t good and the glass was reflecting the fixtures.
These quilts were a good reminder that a baby quilt need not be fancy to be well loved. Whatever your skills (or lack of), go ahead and make one and gift it with your best wishes to the next little person in your life.