Monday, October 22, 2012

Lily's Baby Quilt

October is just about gone and my summer flew by fast.  It's been a long time and I finally got to make another baby quilt.  Here is a quick baby quilt project that I managed to complete in a short time!

First I found my main print for the center.  I already knew Baby B. was going to be a girl. This cute print is from Timeless Treasures and I cut a 32.5" wide x 40.5" length piece for my center.  I kept this simple.

I dug through my stash and found a pastel fat quarter collection by Maywood Studios in one of my drawers.  All of the colors work with the main print.  My background is solid white by Kona Bay.  I also have my trusty Easy Angle (R) Ruler for cutting half square triangles.

Cut 2 - 4.5" x 18" strips from each color and cut 72 (12 from each color) 4.5" half square triangles.
Cut 5 - 4.5 x 42" strips of plain white and cut the strips into 72 - 4.5" half square triangles.
8 - 4.5" pastel squares,
8 - 4.5" white squares.

Pair a white triangle with a pastel triangle and sew them together.  Press.

The top and bottom need 16 half square triangle (2 rows of 8) squares each and the sides need 20 (2 rows of 10).  They are laid out in a chevron pattern and sewn together for the borders.

Pair a white square with a pastel square and sew them together to make a 4 patch like in the corner in the picture below.

Sew the 4 patch squares to either side of the top border.
Sew on side borders.
Sew on top borders.

I sent mine out to be quilted to Robbin's Nest Quilting in Lindstrom, MN and it's back!

For the binding, I cut up the rest of the pastel fat quarters into 2.25" strips, sewed them all together alternating the colors.

What the quilting looks like from the back.

Lindsey and Adam (parents to be) with the quilt.

Lily B. was born on September 28 and I will update this post when I get a picture of her with her quilt!

Happy Sewing!
Quilt Patterns, Kona Bay Solid Colored Fabrics

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