baptism quilt

Baptism Quilt

My granddaughter, Tessa, was baptized last weekend, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.   So, it was time to make another Baptism Quilt!

Aren’t these colors so pretty?
baptism quiltI love the teal blue with the black!  It is perfect.  This blue color is her favorite right now, so this was perfect for her Baptism Quilt!baptism quiltIsn’t she an angel, in her cute white dress??Baptism quiltA few weeks ago, we went on a little outing to pick out her fabric.  Her mom checked her out of school an hour early and we went to Krispy Kreme!  We picked out a dozen doughnuts so she could take some home to share with her brothers.

 After that we went to the Fabric Mill to pick out her fabric.  She knew that she wanted teal to be the main color, so she walked right up to the fabrics and said I want that one, that one and that one!  

Before we knew it she had all of the fabric choices all picked out!  I could not believe how fast she was able to decide what she wanted!baptism quiltAnd look how cute they all go together!!

All of the front fabrics are minky.  

The back is also minky fabric…with a thin warm and natural batting in between the layers.  

It is quilted with an all over loopy pattern and a few hearts thrown in the mix.

Due to the thickness of the minky, she picked out a fun polka dot flannel for the binding.baptism quiltThe back is a really soft, thick minky fabric that is textured with bumps.  It is actually a double sided fabric that could be used all by itself as a throw.baptism quiltThe squares are cut 9.5 x 9.5.  

There are 5 rows across and 6 rows down.  We picked out 6 different fabrics for the front, and the textured solid for the back.  

I know a local lady that does all of the embroidery work for me.  I love that little bit of personal touch!baptism quiltShe loves the cuddly fabrics and it is a wonderful quilt to wrap up in to get warm and comforted!

So that is Baptism Quilt #7.  I have a few more to go!

What do you do to make your kids baptism a special day?

Thanks for Visiting…Have a wonderful day! 

12 thoughts on “Baptism Quilt

    1. Natalie, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I appreciate you and your sweet support! Hope you have a great day!

    1. Caren, You pin A Lot!!! It also helps if you rotate your squares so that the stretchy side is going horizonatal and on the next block it goes vertical. But sometimes you cannot do that with the patterns in the fabric in which then you just pin a lot! You can also use a walking foot if you have one. That helps to feed both of the fabrics through together. Hope this helps!

    1. Sue, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I love hearing from you and appreciate your sweet support! Hope you have a wonderful day in Sun City!

    1. Rosanne, Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I appreciate it…it made my day! :) Hope you have a great one!

  1. Beautiful… isn’t wonderful to be a grandma.. Your outstanding and to see the joy in your granddaughter’s eye is priceless!!
    I also do a special gift.. I make a baptismal book that forces on the grandchildren year long preparing for baptized and the day of..
    It’s a hard back book load with photos of the grandchild and can also aid the grand child in preparing a future talks and help her to remember why she choose to be a member of the church.. Wonderful times..hugs

    1. Krsiteen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind comment. I love your idea of a book the whole year before they are baptized. It sounds like a lot of work, but something they will have for the rest of their lives! You are a wonderful grandma and I am sure that your grandchildren love you! Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Hi Rita, I never thought about making a baptismal quilt for my son…he is now 14 yrs old and was baptised as a convert at age 9. For him the best gift that he could have asked for was having his non-member dad present at his baptism (and he was). Thanks for sharing. You have inspired me to make a baptismal quilt for him now, albeit belated. I love your blogs and thanks or sharing :-).

    1. Effie, Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! It is beautiful. Your son had the best gift he could of asked for! A quilt is a nice reminder of the comfort that the Holy Ghost can bring to each of us. Thanks for your sweet example to all. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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