So far, so good for the post Christmas period .... the snow is starting to disappear, we have paid a short visit to the shops to take a look at the sales - and the turkey is nearly finished. Freezers are wonderful machines. I can remember when I was a child having turkey in various forms every day for nearly a week in order to finish it up. We always over catered in our house!
The children have begun to return to their homes so I think that I can now safely bring out the sewing machine and return to my passion - quilting. A simple baby quilt seems a good way to begin.
This baby quilt pattern is simple to make and can be made in pink or blue if the baby has already been born or in some yellow/green combination if the baby hasn't arrived yet. It finishes about 33" square and I used five different fabrics from my stash. It takes about 1/2 yard of each of four fabrics and a yard of a fifth fabric for backing the baby quilt.
For the corners of the baby quilt top, one 7.1/2" square cut along both diagonals to make four triangles is needed.
The fourth row is the halfway row. It is made up of seven squares (four flower and three butterfly) but the triangles at both ends are the small corner ones.
That's the patchwork quilt top complete for your baby quilt.
Layer the backing fabric, wadding (natural not synthetic as this is for a baby quilt) and the patchwork quilt top. Quilt and bind. Full details of binding a quilt can be found on baby quilt binding.
In the interests of speed, I just quilted around the squares (known as stitch in the ditch) to hold the baby quilt layers together. Naturally this quilt could be made in a variety of pinks for a baby quilt or in totally different colours to make a lap quilt. It's a great pattern to introduce you to quilts and quilting - just remember that quilting very quickly becomes addictive!
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