Quick Baby Quilt

We actually had a quiet weekend, shocking! I feel like I’m coming down with the inevitable beginning of school cold so I was happy to chill out at home and sew.

I decided to start a new baby quilt project. I had a cheater panel from Birch Fabric and thought I could just do a quick square quilt. I cut out the squares of picture and then added in the stripes. I’ve had so much fun playing with stripes in my hexi project that I thought they would give this little number some visual appeal…

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I love the back because it reminds me of going on a summer holiday…oh the summer, I miss you! Just have to sew down the binding and it was a great day project.

New Quilt Design

I’m really happy with how my new baby quilt top has turned out. I’m actually quite proud of it too because I designed it myself. Well design is a fancy term for I just started piecing things together with no real plan. It features Alexander Henry Zoo fabrics and some by Jay-Cyn Designs…

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I constructed the centre blocks of six with the same process by which I construct my 9-patch squares. Then I sashed them together with different coloured fabric instead of one colour. I had a large piece of Jay-Cyn Designs grey birdie spokes by Birch Fabrics. I thought it would match in well but originally thought it would go on the back. I’m so glad I decided to use it on the front with some of the extra zoo fabric to sash. I love being able to just make something up because it happens to quickly, unlike with knitting.

Gogo Little Baby Quilt

I’ve been super motivated to get some quilting done since I’ve been back in the UK. Before Christmas I had finished four little baby quilts out of Aneela Hoey fabric. I had the tops and backs done and I just needed to sandwich them to finish the quilting. I finished the first one on Monday. It is inspired by a baby 9 patch quilt that I learned from Johanna Masko, quilt teacher in Toronto. I adapted her technique for cutting 9 patches and just kept cutting smaller until I got a 25 patch. I love the little squares. I may have been a bit lazy but I decided to pair it with large solid blocks of fabric. I wanted the cute fabric to have a chance to shine through too! I also tried to use up the fabric by creating a scrappy back. Check it out…

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I don’t know who it’s for yet but maybe I’ll have to start selling these creations soon!