I truly believe that a handmade quilt is a perfect gift for a newborn. The giver puts all their love, care, blessings and the very best wishes into the quilt by taking their time to make it. And it is not only any time, but a time spent thinking about the future and well-being of a new baby. At the same time, the baby feels safe, loved and cared about when cuddling into a quilt. The little one falls asleep and wakes up surrounded by beautiful colors and patchwork ornaments. Thus, the baby can feel this soft welcoming love with their own skin. And most importantly, the love we gift babies will remain deep in their hearts forever.
So, if you do happen to know a baby who is due in 2023, here are some cute baby quilt ideas from Magic Little Dreams.
"Small Steps" - gender neutral baby quilt
"Small Steps" is an ultimate baby quilt both for boys and girls. The quilt features a trail of footprints that grow in size symbolizing a great journey of life awaiting the newborn.
Pick rose tones for a girl, bluish tones for a boy or stay neutral with yellows and you have a cute and quick to make baby quilt. If you are not a fan of applique - reduce it to a minimum and leave only a pair of footprints in a single square.
Our Forest - cute forest quilt for boys and girls
"Our Forest" quilts are about warmth and coziness of this world. In these quilts a welcoming forest with cute animals is to surround and befriend a new baby.
Depending on the fabric colors chosen for the "Our Forest" quilt, it can be for a baby girl, a baby boy or a gender neutral quilt. The pattern also includes instructions for bigger quilts for a toddler or a small child.
Butterflies in the Meadow - a darling quilt for a baby girl
What could be more pretty, gentle and fitting for a baby girl than butterflies? In the "Butterflies in the Meadow" quilt, large appliqued butterflies flicker over a patchwork meadow.
Busy patchwork and high contrast with butterflies in this quilt creates a visual interest for a baby to explore and be mesmerized by.
The Explorer - adventure quilt for a baby boy
We all wish our little boys to grow into strong, responsible and good men. And they do so by engaging in various adventures. "The Explorer" quilt represents the vastness of the world to be explored by a little one. This world is full of challenges to be overtaken, wonders to be discovered and dreams to be fulfilled.
"The Explorer" quilt pattern include instructions for a baby quilt, a small throw and a large throw for bigger children.
Blooming meadow - baby girl quilt with a name
Little girls are like little flowers. Thus, in the "Blooming Meadow", the name of a baby girl is surrounded by a swirl of blossoms.
If you do not like the idea of writing a newborns name on the quilt, there are also versions of the pattern without a name. Additionally, quilt pattern includes a number of different quilt sizes with a baby and a toddler quilts among them.
Personalize a baby quilt with an applique name
Have an idea for a baby quilt? Great! You can always personalize it by writing babies name on a quilt.
Alphabet applique outlines are in 8 sizes ranging from 3.3" to 6.8" tall letters. Thus, one can find a fitting font size for any quilt.
So here are a few baby quilt ideas from Magic Little Dreams. I hope it inspires you to make a darling quilt for a new baby and enables you to express and share your love.