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!
Thanks for stopping by.


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

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

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

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

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