100 Good Wishes Baby Quilt Adds a Modern Spin to a Traditional Chinese Custom

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by No Comments
100 Good Wishes Baby Quilt Adds a Modern Spin to a Traditional Chinese Custom

I’m past the stage of needing baby quilts, but I would have loved to have had this quilt to display in my son’s nursery.

The 100 Good Wishes baby quilt is based on a custom from China. The 100 Wishes Quilt or Bai Jia Bei is made when your friends each contribute a decorated quilt square as a show of love for the new baby. The squares are then sewn together into a quilt that becomes a family heirloom that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Red Envelope interpretation of this custom features a simple striped pattern with 100 different words embroidered in a script typeface. Each word is something that parents wish for when thinking about their baby’s future.

For example:

  • Tranquility
  • Happiness
  • Altruism
  • Fascination
  • Grace
  • Integrity
  • Patience
  • Courage
  • Devotion

The 100 Good Wishes baby quilt comes in your choice of pink or blue. The quilt is made from 100% cotton fabric and measures 36″ x 50″. It has a sleeve for a hanging rod attached to the back.

Visit the Red Envelope website to purchase your 100 Good Wishes baby quilt. The quilt sells for $99.95 with a $7.95 charge for personalization. You can personalize the quilt with up to two lines of text with 25 characters in each line. The website shows quilts with the baby’s name and birthday, but you might be able to come up with a short message if you’re creative.

What do you think of this quilt? Would you have liked a 100 Good Wishes baby quilt for your child?

Photo credit: Red Envelope

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at danahinders.com.

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