A Winter Quilt for Baby Pietro






We went down to Rome for a week just after Christmas, and so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make a winter quilt for our friends' little boy, who is just shy of 6 months.  Although we have had a strangely, (and sadly if you think about the implications) warm winter, a quilt with wool batting and flannel backing is still a great thing to have when you go out for a stroll during the winter months.
I was inspired by Jolene's blue and green scrappy quilts, so I decided to go for a simple aqua and low volume colour scheme.  I had the blue flannel ducks in my stash, so although their red scarves kinda sorta clash with the front, I thought it would still make a cozy backing.
I absolutely love the fluffiness that wool batting gives a quilt (I use Hobbs Tuscany Collection).  I don't know why it took me so long to try it.  Silk batting is great for warmth too, but its lower loft isn't as satisfying as wool!
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5 comments

  1. Very cute! Loooove that striped binding, it really finishes it off so nicely!

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  2. very sweet baby boy quilt, it looks cosy & inviting ! I had a chuckle reading that you had used the 'Tuscany' batting !

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  3. It looks wonderful! A classic and beautiful selection of colours and design.

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  4. Beautiful colors and the black striped binding looks great with it!

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