Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blue and green - Charlie's patchwork blanket

A little baby boy was born sometime late January 2013. His name is Charlie. He is brother number 3 in his family. I met him for the first time the other day and gave him a cozy blanket. I also whipped up a cute flower garland for his pushchair. Both items were happily received by Charlie and his mom.

I edged this blanket with some stripes and hand stitched "Charlies Filt" (Swedish for Charlie's Blanket) on it to make it his very own. It turned out somehow wobbly and uneven as I was imrpovising, but I find it kind of charming as it is for a kid anyway. :D

The fabric are all upcycled old vintage sheets and fabrics I have found in markets and thrift stores. It makes it even more special as I love to make something new out of something old.

I hope this blanket will be the kind of blanket that follows him everywhere, dragged behind him in the dirt, cuddled up with on the sofa, snoozing in when traveling... Packing it when going on vacation. I really love how it turned out with its cozy navy blue fleece backing and all. And I really love making these baby quilts. So much fun. So much joy. So quick and satisfactory.

Welcome to this world little Charlie. Looking forward to meet you again and again and again and to watch you grow. Somewhat babies always make my hormones go nuts... They are highly addictive. Those baby cheeks to pinch. The teeny tiny hand to hold. The restful sleeping face to watch. Less addictive when hunger or discomfort sets in. I am quite happy to return a little bundle to his or hers Mom when that happens. I've done my part rocking babies. But still.... Love them.

Kärlek
Annette

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15 comments :

  1. So lovely your blanket! Charlie is a lucky baby!

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful blanket. Love how you placed the squares at a diagonal.

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  3. What a lovely, happy post..Charlie is one lucky baby! sweet and recycled and reloved, what could be better than a gift like that!
    xo

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  4. beautiful filt Annette!!!
    I love little kids, too!!! when you have only big ones around you (14 and 10 and 1/2) you miss them a lot!!!
    xxx Ale

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  5. Sweet Charlie.....sure to love his new quilt!!!
    : ) Kris

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  6. Lovely colours and I particularly like the stripy edging - it sets the quilt off beautifully. x

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  7. What a lovely quilt it's got some really great fabrics in it. I love the colours :)

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  8. I have to say: happy Charlie!!! So cute quilt. And sweet little baby :) Have a great time, Annette! J.

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  9. Oh how sweet. The blanket is very nice and I love the idea of having a flower garland on his carriage :) I am sure they were very happy with it.

    I really need to wipe the dust of my sewing machine and give quilting a try.

    Have a great week.
    Birgitta

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  10. A darling and sweet blanket!! Love the flower garden, too! xo Heather

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  11. I love little baby pictures. It makes me want to hold one very much. And his new quilt is beautiful. You put fabrics together so beautifully.

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  12. Gorgeous quilt, very masculine but with a bit of floral. x

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  13. It's a beautiful blanket!!!!

    Lluisa x

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Kärlek
Annette

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