My previous post described quilts for my grand nieces and grand nephew. I have made two other baby quilts that I remember. One was for the first child of a work colleague of my son. I made it from a collection of two-tone fat quarters with geometric shapes that I had bought on impulse because the fabric collection was tied together with a pretty bow in an appealing presentation at a vendor booth at a quilt show. I thought it could be fun to point out the circle, square, and triangle shapes to a toddler so I finally untied the parcel and ... gasp... used it instead of just admiring it! Here is Olivia's quilt (pre-assembly) on my design wall.
And here are close-ups of the geometric fabrics and the label
My very first quilt for a baby was for the secretary I was very fond of. Its inspiration came from a one page idea I tore out of a random magazine. I think it was a freebie pattern in an advertisement promoting a fabric collection. The quilt is made entirely of rectangle squares that are sewn together at right angles to form a picket fence like piece. Three "pickets" sewn together make a square and the orientation of the squares alternates between vertical and horizontal pickets. By strategically placement of the pale colors always on the non-central picket, the quilt appears to have stars all over it. My colors are strongly contrasting between light and dark but pretty random. I like to think I have developed better color skills with time. I framed the quilt by adding the diagonally pieced outer borders.