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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  1. Beth Kronlund says:

    The difficulty I am finding is the fact that nothing goes into the crib whatsoever according to the newest guidelines. Are we working on wall hangings or changing pads (yikes)? Should we be waiting until they are toddlers to make them quilts?

  2. Rosemary b says:

    this is realllllly a sweet quilt. I agree about putting love in every quilt, or anything really. I mean when we make something for someone, we do put our heart in it. As we sew or make a project, you know we are not at it from start to finish, life goes on around that intention to make something for someone. I know many times you can look back at a project and remember some things or events that occurred during the process

  3. I’m totally in love with this baby quilt, and yes, I think people feel love made inside gifts.
    I will wait for the free pattern to try a low volume quilt, yours are so great!

  4. Barb shook says:

    I love making baby quilts and throws. I know there are new guidelines like the one post mentioned but the parents have all been very appreciative to me. I frequently receive a picture of baby on the floor on my quilt. And,yes,I like to think some of my love stays with the quilt. I look forward to you posting the pattern!

  5. I love this quilt —- can’t wait for the pattern to be released. And I truly believe that recipients of our quilts know that they are made with love.

  6. Oh…..I LOVE this low volume quilt. Can’t wait to see the pattern.

  7. I am still making quilts for new babies and the grandbabies as well (the oldest is 8)! Family and friends are fair game, too! You know, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my Bee friends made me a quilt – it’s still my go to comfort quilt! So, YES, some of us feel the love!

  8. Coming from a long line of quilters, quilts are the language of love in our family! Story: once when my uncle was visiting us overnight, I told him that the quilt on the bed had been made by grandma (his mom) and the pillowcase had been hand embroidered with a crocheted edge by my mother (his sister). The look on his face spoke volumes – he knew he would be wrapped in love as he fell asleep that night.

  9. My daughter who lives far away has worn out every quilt I’ve made for her because she says that she loves to wrap herself in them because she feels so much love with them around her when we’re seperated. ❤️

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