Thursday, April 5, 2018

Scrappy Baby Quilts

Hello! Today I have a finished quilt to share!  My older daughter is expecting a baby boy to join their family this summer, and so I had to hurry and get at least one quilt finished up for this little guy before the baby shower!  I hope to make her a couple more...but one had to be all the way finished.


You might remember that I posted about this quilt here...and I was able to


have my friend Gail quilt it so that I wouldn't be late with this one!  My older daughter has always loved this fabric combination...even when she was a little girl she gravitated toward warm browns and coordinating blues and greens.  So I know she'll be a little more than excited when she sees this quilt!



These fat quarters from Lily and Will and Lily and Will II had just been sitting on a shelf for a few years.  I always feel so good when I use something I've been saving for just the right project!



My initial plan was to back this with a cream Moda Snuggles, but when I unfolded the last of my bolt there wasn't enough.  I do have enough to back a smaller baby quilt, so I'll probably just make a whole cloth top to use with the Snuggles.  But I found some Bonnie & Camille flannel in the closet that made a perfect soft backing for this!  The aqua wasn't a perfect match for the blues on the front of the quilt, but it's pretty close and doesn't clash.  I had two fat quarters left from the Lily & Will fabrics that weren't used for the quilt top, so I alternated strips of each for the binding.  I'm so happy with the look it gives...scrappy, but just the right mix of each print!



Now I just need to get this wrapped up in a cute bag! I'm working on another one, but probably won't have it quilted in time for the shower...and then I have an idea for a third one, too...baby quilts are so much fun!




This quilt finishes at 48" x 60" which is a perfect baby quilt/crib quilt size!  I will definitely use this simple pattern again...and also plan to use it for sewing up some of my ever-multiplying scrap collection! (You can find the pattern here in PDF or paper).

Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!


8 comments:

Hildy said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting! I'm sure your daughter and her little boy will love it.

Monica said...

a beautiful snuggle blanket! It will get a lot of ahhh's at the baby shower! :)

Martha Cook said...

Love it! That fabric is perfect for a baby quilt.

Libby said...


I was ahhhhing at this blanket the whole time I was reading the post. Such
an adorable blanket and I like the size also. Such a sweet gift for a darling little boy !

Karen said...

Such a pretty color combination! I am working on about 5 baby quilts right now. Three tops are pieced so far, but none are quilted. :-(

sincerely yours said...

I love this fabric! I made a feminine version with this same line for a grand-daughter!

Lynette Gerbe said...

Beautiful work! I am looking forward to upgrading my machine so I can actually "quilt" a blanket!

ARHuelsenbeck said...

Love it! It has a nostalgic look--reminds me of the colonial retrospective we had in the early 1980s.

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