A baby quilt is a lovely gift to a new arrival, and one of my favorite things to sew!
Earlier in the year (yep, I’m a bit slack in sharing!) a friend approached me to make a quilt for her to gift to a new arrival!
The design brief : dogs, red, blue, green and brown, and a simple squares with sashing pattern.
I found a lovely range of dog fabrics at Spotlight, and slightly went a drift of the design brief, dropping the browns and adding a yellow. Of course I consulted with the recipient first, who loved the combination. The bright colors contrasted with the white is really refreshing.
A “Spot” panel was provided to me to use as the backing. I added some green fabric to make it big enough. I loved how well it went with the panel, and tied it in with the front.
I cut the squares 6.5inches, and the sashing 2.5inches wide. I originally made the top five by six squares before realizing it was wayyyy too big for a baby quilt. So I unpicked a row off each side, bringing it back to four by five squares, then added a 6.5inch wide border. It is potentially still a little on the large size for a baby quilt, but hopefully that will just give it more versatility as the child grows!
The quilt is already off, making memories with its new owner! I hope it has many adventures and is a much loved piece for years to come!
I hope you are all staying creative! I’m hoping to be able to start posting more often again!