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Baby Quilts



Quilts
 designed, pieced and hand-quilted
by Annette Wilde Baxendell
Christchurch, New Zealand

Annette
                Wilde Baxendell  
 
I love to make baby quilts for friends and family, and occasionally for commissions. It is also a good format for trying out different techniques, colour combinations, and interesting blocks.
Whether the quilt will be handed down from child to child, or loved to bits, it is a special gift to welcome a new baby with something hand-made with love and  care.



 





                                   Baby Quilts







            Butterfly Series




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Princess Butterfly1

This was a special request for a baby quilt with pink butterflies.
  I couldn't find suitable fabric, so learned to print fabric on the computer.



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Princess Butterfly 2

Purple butterflies on this little baby quilt.
 I printed the butterfly fabric myself as I couldn't find fabric I liked.



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Princess Butterfly 3

I used my hand dyed fabric to complement the butterflies.



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Princess Butterfly 4

II printed  this fabric with lots of different sized butterflies and appliqued a flower in the centre.
Hand dyed sashing and a sparkly border made it a bit different.



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Princess Butterfly 5


The request this time was a large butterfly so I pieced it with pink toned commercial prints.
I added a pieced heart border top and bottom



SOLD.





"Patricia"

36" x 29"
91 cm x 74 cm

Continuing with the pastel floral fabrics that have been so popular.
Backed with soft cream flannelette.


NZ$99.00

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Colourwash Diamond

37" x 30"
94 cm x 75 cm

I love the way these dainty old-fashioned florals can blend gently into each other.
 They shade from light to bright using a wide variety of fabrics.

NZ$99.00


This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand








Trip Around the Garden

37" x 32"
94 cm x 83 cm

A version of the traditional "Trip around the World" design,
 using floral fabrics for a domestic theme.

NZ$99.00




This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand




Felicity
Felicity

76 cm x 94 cm.

Another sweet little floral quilt as they have been so popular.
 Backed with soft cream flannelette, so cuddly.


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Innocence
Innocence

The more I work with these pale florals, the more I love them.


NZ$99.00


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Garden Corners
Garden_Corners

This traditional pattern has more contrast and colours are a little brighter.


 
NZ$99.00


This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand







Rosebuds
Rosebuds

Made from a pack of Japanese "Hanamomen" fabrics, a very light, soft cotton in a more golden pink than usual.

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allegro
Allegro.

75 cm x 91 cm.

I had a pack of beautiful Oakshott fabrics for years.
 When I got a book by Yvonne Porcella on her baby quilts I knew this was a perfect project.
It's bright and geometrical - but I love it.

NZ$250.







Happy-Braid
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Happy Braid


75 cm x  95 cm

Soft hand dyed flannelette in a pretty braided pattern. Hand quilted.
Quick drying tetron batting and a hand dyed flannelette backing

NZ$150

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Lolly Scramble
Lolly Scramble

In beutifully soft hand-dyed flannelette, bright and gentle colours.
machine pieced
hand quilted

H: 75cm
W: 91cm
 

NZ$99.00         



Also available as a kit


This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand




Garden-Walks



Garden Walks

75 cm x 95 cm

A traditional pattern, "Sunshine and Shadow" made in pink and cream florals with a touch od green.

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Fish Quilt for Kadin


76 cm x 127 cm

A boy-size quilt I made for a young relative who likes fish.







Fairy Bread



Fairy Bread

86 cm x 92 cm

I got into my stash of pastel florals that I have been collecting for years, ever since they went out of fashion.
"Fairy bread" was a party staple in my childhood; thin white bread and butter with hundreds-and-thousands sprinkled on it.


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Dainty



Dainty

76 cm x 96 cm

Another pastel floral baby quilt. The first was so popular.

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Thaddeus Quilt
Thaddeus' Quilt

75 cm x 99 cm

Made for our newest grandchild.
Hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting.

Designed by bunny-loving mumma.

Not for Sale




Windmills
Windmills

75 cm x 92 cm.

A lively pattern in brighter colours. Backed with soft flannelette.


SOLD









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Summer Breeze
100% cotton. Dacron batting, machine pieced.
Tied and machine quilted

W: 800mm
H:  900mm


 

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pink windmills







I liked this lively pattern - a variation on the traditional pinwhee
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Pink Windmills
Machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton prints with Dacron batting

W: 770mm
H:  940mm


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Lucky-Springtime



Lucky Springtime

I won most of the blocks in a quilt club competition.
 It was fun to make, in happy spring colours

Commercial cotton prints,
machine pieced
hand quilted

H:100.5 cm
W:80 cm



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Golden Slumbers
Machine pieced and hand-quilted  cotton prints with Dacron batting

W: 590mm
H:  930mm


  This quilt gained Merit  (Traditional Quilt)
Christchurch Quilters Exhibition 2003

I love purple and have collected some luscious prints. I chose the gold background to look rich and warm




    NZ$150.00












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Wonky Log Cabin
Machine pieced and hand-quilted hand-dyed cotton lawn with Dacron batting

 An irregular log cabin block with my favourite colours, purple and green.




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I liked this lively pattern - a variation on the traditional pinwheel.


Pink Windmills

Machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton prints with Dacron batting

W: 770mm
H:  940mm


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Pre-Dawn Meditation

Machine pieced and hand-quilted hand-dyed cotton lawn with wool batting
W: 750mm  
H: 850mm

 
I dyed these fabrics to make a colour gradation in opposite directions. As I sewed it, I listened to Jonathon Besser's music and thought it looked like a dawn sky, lightening from the bottom but with cool stars still shining at the zenith.  

   NZ$250.00













shady garden



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Shady Garden

Machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton prints with wool batting

W: 750mm  
H:  970mm



  Yet another of the 9-patch's infinite variations. The soft florals made me think of walking through a cool garden.

  NZ$200.00










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Sunshine After Storm

Machine-pieced and hand-quilted hand-dyed cotton lawn with wool batting

W: 700mm  
H:  910mm


  Indigo is a lovely colour in every shade from dark to softest blue. I used my hand-dyed cotton with golden yellow for contrast. It made me think of sunlight breaking through the clouds. The quilting patterns are clouds, rain and mountains

  NZ$200.00











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Sweetheart

Cotton prints with wool batting

W: 760mm  
H: 910mm

  Cotton prints in tasty colours. The over-all 9-patch design is lively and happy but still gentle.


   NZ$250.00











Bailey's baby quilt

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Bailey's  Quilt
 
Cotton lawn with Dacron batting

W: 110mm
H:  850mm


 A whole cloth quilt, hand-stamped wax resist (batik), hanpainted dye hand quilted

Koru hearts, symbolizing love and growth.


  SOLD









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Batik Hearts
Machine pieced and hand-quilted batik and hand-dyed cotton lawn with Dacron batting

W: 800mm
H:  890mm


 

Accepted for National Association of NZ Quilters - Quilt Aotearoa - 2006.

  NZ$250.00








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Dark Nebula
Machine pieced and hand-quilted hand-dyed cotton lawn with Dacron batting

W: 950mm
H:  930mm


 

II used some hand-dying experiments on this.
It turned out most unbabyish colours.

  NZ$150.00









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Myrin's Quilt
Whole -cloth quilt, hand-quilted hand-dyed cotton lawn with Dacron batting

Made for my grand-daughter who has an Irish father.


 

  Not for Sale.







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Nine-patch with Hearts
Cotton prints, machine-pieced, hand-applique, hand-quilting, with Dacron batting

W: 890mm
H: 730mm


 

A very traditional quilt using commercial cotton prints

  SOLD








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Baby Bows
Cotton prints, machine-pieced, hand-quilted.

W: 990mm
H: 790mm


 

A traditional pattern with hand quilting detail

  NZ$200.00








hearts and diamonds

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Hearts and Diamonds


68cm x 85cm
27" x 33.5" (2.5" border)
Hand-dyes amd  batik



NZ$99

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand















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Blue Stars
75 x 90 cm. 


A boyish version of the above. My own hand batik printing on fine and soft cotton lawn. The sashing, backing and binding are hand dyed in the same colours.

NZ$99.00



This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand










Tumbled Violets Tumbled Violets (baby quilt)

hand printed batik machine pieced and quilted

36" x 29"
92cm x 74cm


This item is on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand







Koru Hearts for Baby Koru Hearts for Baby

37.5"x29"
95x74

 
machine pieced hand quilted
An original design using my own batik printed  fabric. The Maori-inspired motif and border design  is printed on a soft and fine 100% cotton lawn.


NZ$149













Sunsparkle 01 Sunsparkle no.1  (baby quilt)

37" x 32"
94cm x 81cm



machine pieced and quilted, commercial cottons

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sunsparkle-02 Sunsparkle no.2  (baby quilt)

36" x 31"
92cm x 79cm

machine pieced and quilted, commercial cottons

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand


SOLD




Sunsparkle-03 Sunsparkle no.3  (baby quilt)

37" x 32"
94cm x 82cm

machine pieced and quilted, commercialcottons

SOLD




Golden Sunsparkle Golden Sunsparkle  (baby quilt)

38.5" x 34"
98cm x 86.5cm

machine pieced and quilted, commercial cottons

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sweet simplicity no2 Sweet Simplicity

machine pieced and quilted.
Hand dyed cotton

34"x29.5"
36cm x 75cm



NZ$85.00




This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand




Syvia's Quilt Sylvias Quilt

baby quilt

commercial cottons, machine pieced, hand quilted.

NOT FOR SALE








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Willow's Quilt

Hand dyed cotton flannelette
Machine pieced
Hand quilted

Made  for a close friend's baby daughter.

H: 104 cm

W:  85 cm
 


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Starsparkle


Commercial cotton prints,
machine pieced,
hand quilted


A commission for a non-gender-specific quilt for an expected grandchild,
gender unknown.

H:98 cm
W: 88 cm

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Fall - Gold Garden


 
The warm rich colours of autumn
Commercial cotton prints,
machine pieced,
hand quilted

H:96 cm
W:76 cm

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