Friday, August 2, 2013

Baby Faces on Quilts

Here is a quilt in my collection that I finally photographed today. I am guessing the date somewhere between 1940 and 1955.

It measures 31x37. Each block is 8x9.5.

If anyone has seen this pattern and knows the source, please let me know.

This is beautifully hand embroidered and also beautifully machine quilted. Someone was a real expert!

Our latest grandson could have been the model for the one above!

After his very recent first haircut....

Update:  August 5, 2013

Yippee! Fellow quilt historian Rosie Werner just sent me a copy of an ad for this pattern! She wrote: I found the pattern for this in an Alice Brooks booklet "Collection of Needlecraft masterpieces" from around 1958. 

By the way, you must check out Rosie's website. She is doing the most phenomenal job of researching and documenting quilt patterns and kits for babies and young children. Visit her website by clicking here.  You do have to pay a fee to join but once you pay that initial fee, the pdf files she has created of her research are free for downloading. These are not the actual pattern pieces. These are the ads about the patterns and who produced and distributed them, if known.

Here is one example:


  1. Adorable baby embroideries. I would be interested in knowing more about the design if you learn anything.

    1. Thanks, Karen, for stopping by. I will post here when I learn something new. I have posted it to a couple of quilt history lists now so hope someone will know something about the pattern source.

  2. That is such a sweet quilt. And your grandson is adorable!

    1. Yes, this is one very special grandchild! My daughter's first! She was 39 and had a hard time conceiving. We are all so thrilled to have him a part of the family now! Thank you for stopping by!