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The Christening Quilt

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Quilt address: Exeter, Devon, UK

The Christening Quilt

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00/00/0000 - This is a yard-square hand-quilted whole-cloth baby quilt, with satin top and cotton back. I was asked to make a quilt for a charity auction. As I always make my quilts with a particular person in mind, and did not want to spend too long on the project, I decided to make a baby quilt. I was intrigued to read about an old tradition of offering a square yard of cloth on the birth of a new baby and was keen to try my hand at a whole-cloth quilt, so this size was not so daunting. It took 3 months of evenings to finish, and the most difficult bit for me was marking the top using a home-made light box. The auction never took place and so I am keeping it safe in the hope that one day it will be used at family christenings..

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