Parents to Be:
Wrap that Baby in beautiful tradition!
To welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in the northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt. It is a custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish for the baby. Part of the patch of cloth goes into the quilt for the baby, and the other part of the cloth can go into a creative memory notebook with the wish for the child. The quilt contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.
Although this is a Chinese tradition, it is a great tradition for any child to be welcomed this way. What a treat to have such a wonderful family heirloom of a beautiful quilt filled with good wishes and love for the child!
Below is a photo album of the Traditional Twin size 100 Good wishes Quilt!
Close up picture of a block in a 100 Good Wishes quilt.
The small bear was originally part of a bib that the child's
great grandmother stitched. I made the bib into
a beautiful block for this quilt-such a treasure!
The center block is an image of the Matryoshka dolls-very popular Russian dolls. Not only does this quilt represent the child's new family but it represents her Russian heritage as well.
Close up of the many colorful blocks that
are used.The textured white sashing
really compliments the blocks.
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