Sunday, July 22, 2012

James' Baby Quilt

One of my coworkers was having a baby girl so I was super excited to make a baby quilt. I really enjoy baby quilts because they come together so quickly and the quilt so easily, no bulk to fight with.

I was originally going to do a log cabin with pink, blue, white, and green, but every way I put it together I hated the way it looked...

James Baby Quilt Blocks Trial 1

James Baby Quilt Blocks Trial 2

I decided to do a granny square pattern instead, doing 4 large granny square blocks with just the pink and green.

James Baby Quilt Prewash

The backing fabric
James Baby Quilt Back Closeup

I really like the way it turned out and I sort of got. Some "free fabric" out of it too. I barely used the blue so I'm going to be able to use it for something else now.

I quilted it with a swirly heart design that I hadn't done before and by the end of it I had gotten into the hang of and will be able to do it again.

James Baby Quilt Quilting Closeup

And finally a cute pic of the puppy approval process:

Clifford on James Baby Quilt

Overall it came together pretty quickly and it was a simple classic quilt. The family loves it and I can't wait to get a picture w the baby on it!


  1. Colby, it's beautiful! And the backing is perfect!

  2. It looks great, but I was giggling at the paw creeping in in the top pic :oD

  3. Great looking quilt! The granny squares were a better choice. Loving that backing fabric. What happened to your dogs ears? =D

  4. Nowadays, it's rare to hear young mothers saying the phrase, "baby quilt." Yet, baby quilts are as popular as ever. Wonder why "baby blankets" have become the new way to call baby quilts?


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