Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Latest Baby Quilt

 
I gave my friend her baby quilt yesterday so I'm finally free to share a few pictures.  I used the disappearing 4-patch for the front of the quilt. It seems easy enough but it's a challenge to match all those seams!
 
I started off with a 4-patch. Each square was 5 inches.

 
Then I cut one inch from the center seams on all four sides.


The center rectangles were just swapped around so the fabrics contrast.

 
This is repeated and the blocks are put together. The seams are a mess however. I ended up ironing a lot while putting the blocks together. However, it did work out very nicely. I machine quilted all over little loops.
 
 
I also bought a panel for the back. I thought it would be fun for the baby to see some animals instead of my blocks! I like the idea of a 2-sided baby quilt. More things for the baby to explore. I hope it's loved and well used!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sally! Hope you're feeling better!!

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  2. It is so cute! And thank you for the tutorial! It will be a treasure for years to come!

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    1. Thanks, Bellezza! Hope it's useful! It's not too hard and makes a great quilt pattern.

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  3. What a pretty quilt. You did a great job on it.!

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    1. Thank you! I used mostly scraps! I always have lots of pinks in my stash!

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  4. Putting the panel on one side and the blocks on the other is a great idea. I'll have to try and remember that next time a baby quilt is needed.

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    1. This is the second time I've used a panel on one side and blocks on the other. It seems to work out well! Let me know if you try it!

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  5. I love this quilt. The pattern and colors are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What an adorable quilt! It's hard to believe that the seams are a "mess"! I bet you are being too hard on yourself.

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    1. I fixed them as I sewed the blocks together. Worked out much better after that!

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  7. This is darling. I have a baby quilt on the horizon. Never thought to use a block like disappearing 9 patch. I love the back too! Wonderful.

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    1. This block worked out really well for a baby quilt. So glad you liked it! Let me know if you try it!

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  8. Lucky baby such a beautiful gift. I have not seen the disappearing 4 patch before but today I have seen two very different quilts and they both look amazing. You make it look easy.
    Cheers Pauline

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    1. Thank you! This block uses small pieces of fabric so it's great to use up your stash. Baby quilts are fun since they work up so quickly. If I can do it, it's not very hard!!

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  9. I love your idea about a double-sided baby quilt. Very cute. Thanks for showing how to make the pattern, too.

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  10. Thanks for the nice comment! So glad you visited my blog today!

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