Saturday, March 20, 2010

Carpenter's Wheel Finished

Just taking a moment to show you the completed Carpenter's Wheel quilt that I gave teasers on a few weeks ago.

It shrunk down from 40" square to 38" after I washed it. I firmly believe that all baby quilts should be washed before gifted, sooner or later the baby will have an accident on it with frequent use. I don't want any poor parent secretly fussing "oh no! It shrunk, I better never let Leah see the quilt again, it would be hard to explain..." Nope, quilts should be given as they're going to get used and abused. :)

Leah

12 comments:

Sweet P said...

That's a gorgeous quilt. The colors are great for a baby.

Vicki W said...

I completely agree with you about pre-washing baby quilts. I also do it to discourage the Mom's from hanging the quilts on the wall. I hate for my baby quilts to hang on the wall. I want them used so much that someday the Mom says to me "I wish she would give up that damned bunny quilt." lol!

Angie said...

Beautiful Quilt! The colors and pattern really are great. I totally agree -- wash before giving!!

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Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that is a wonderful baby quilt! I always wash mine up first too! The colors are wonderful and I love the design!

Heather said...

That looks so nice!!

June said...

Love the baby quilt. I never thought about washing before gifting, but you are right! It would encourage the mother to use the quilt!! Thanks.

Chrissie said...

beautiful! love the colors!

Fabric Mom said...

That is so CUTE. Love the colors.

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful!

Sarah said...

Those are great colors, and I love that pattern - I'm tempted to go see what fabrics I have to make one right now! Good thought on the washing - I prewash my fabrics, so I don't tend to think about washing the completed quilt, but I never thought about it as setting a precedent.

gamawinkie said...

Very pretty

Winona said...

I love it! Winona