Heirloom Baby Quilt with Kantha
goodnight, my angel, now it's time to dream,
and dream how wonderful your life will be. - Billy Joel
Our modern heirloom baby quilts are truly one of a kind and incredibly special. Made lovingly by hand by a master quilter, these quilts utilize the excess botanically-dyed linen from our linen crib sheets making our production of the Baby Capsule zero-waste. Designed to be used, loved, and passed on as an heirloom piece.
Kantha is one of the most ancient forms of embroidery, developed in the pre-Vedic age by Bengali women in what is today known as West Bengal, Orissa, and Bangladesh. It evolved through the creative repurposing of old saris and rags, characterized by a running stitch pattern that binds the layers of textiles together. The historical significance of the craft, passed from mother to daughter, and the way that this method of quilting embodies recycling and giving new life to textiles have us enamoured with this beautiful and traditional style.
In the spirit of kantha’s history, we carefully salvaged the excess linen we had from making our botanically-dyed crib sheets and had it repurposed into these heirloom-quality baby quilts. Every quilt in this limited collection is unique and made lovingly by hand, featuring kantha-style stitching. We hope you can feel the loving labour that went into each of these unique blankets!
This botanically-dyed baby quilt features a geometric design with special details embroidered into several of the squares. The kantha stitching elevates this quilt into something very special! The front of the quilt was made using naturally-dyed linen, with a cutch-dyed cotton border that matches the back of the quilt.
45" x 32.5"
This is #3 in this limited series.
Our textiles have not been treated with chemical flame retardants and are made with tightly woven natural textiles. It is not recommended that babies sleep with blankets in their cribs. Please always follow best practices for baby's safety and Health Canada's recommendations.