Thoughts on quilts (and a new log cabin baby quilt too)


Studies have shown that babies who are shown love and affection in infancy have much lower mortality rates, as well as higher IQ’s later in life and lower instances of mental illness.

But what does that have to do with quilts?

My question is, can love be felt through a quilt? 


Quilts provide warmth and comfort, absolutely.

But in all those hours I spend holding the fabric, cutting, piecing, pressing, basting, and then working it through my sewing machine for a few more hours of quilting… does some of my love remain in it?

Oh, and I forgot to mention the binding.

Especially if all those things are done while thinking of the recipient? Can they feel my love when wrapped in my quilt?

I hope so.

What do you think?


Oh, and by the way this is a new baby quilt that I designed (for a nephew coming soon into this world – but I didn’t know the gender when I started it!) and I’m going to share the pattern with you here on my blog as soon as I can write it up!

By the way, I wrote a free pattern for the Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt shown above. Find all my free quilt patterns here.

Now it’s your turn to show off what you’ve been sewing up. Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

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