Baby Quilt: Finished!

I can’t believe I’m typing this less than a year after forking out a sewing machine for the first time ever. I completely made a quilt. Yes, I made a quilt before, but that was yarn-tied and not properly binded (after doing some research), so I will call this one my first quilt also. :)

The idea sparked after my local quilt shop had a 50% off sale. I raided the store for Amy Butler fabrics, as well as the charm pack and backing for this quilt.

Baby Quilt Fabric

Fabric is: Lily and Will charm pack, backing fabric is Plume by Tula Pink

The quilt pattern is from Oh, Fransson’s blog. It’s fabulous for a first quilt, because charm packs are pre-cut, and all you need to do is cut some of these in half for the colored strips. Then, cut a few strips of Kona cotton and you’re good to go. Easy and quick!

Of course, I laid out all of the squares and arranged them around. I think this was the most fun of the project. :) I love the pastels and designs.

Baby Quilt Layout

I used Kona Cotton in Snow to put between the colored strips of fabric, and I think it just ended up looking fantastic!

Finished Baby Quilt

I used a walking foot to quilt this in (not so) straight lines. That foot is my new BFF. It looks so puffy and cute!

Finished Baby Quilt

Gosh, I hope the Mom and baby LOVE this quilt. This quilt was definitely a learning experience for me. My binding is not perfect in the least, but I will agree with the majority in saying that it’s fairly therapeutic to sit down and just finish off the binding by hand. :)

Finished Quilt folded

Next up? Time to work on my Christmas quilt block squares. There’s still time for you to join in the fun! We’re working on group 2. :)

Comments

  1. It looks great! I’m just about to finish (hand-sew) the binding on my first quilt myself, glad to hear it’s not as bad as I was anticipating. I saw that pattern and have it starred to give a try, glad to see your success with it. Awesome job! I think mom and baby will love it!

  2. LOVE this quilt! The colors, fabric, pattern – is it bad that I want one my size to snuggle up in?!? :) Great job!

  3. It looks great, Amy! I love it!

  4. So cute! I love it :)

  5. OMG Adorable! I absolutely LOVE it!

  6. I would love to make a quilt but have been intimidated by strict patterns and lots of cutting. This looks right up my alley. It is officially bookmarked.

  7. Your first quilt is fantastic! I just finished my first quilt recently too, and agree that designing is the most fun, and even though I thought I couldn’t possibly like binding (boring!) surprisingly enough it was sweet satisfaction in those final stitches, watching and feeling it come to life in my hands.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Camille

  8. I used to be a quilt maker and this is wonderful. I can´t believe it´s your first attempt. Don´t worry about the straight lines it looks just fine to me. It´s hard to get straight lines sometimes, I used to quilt with a squigely free hand design to avoid this problem. I like the way you have used plain fabric inbetween the rows – it really shows off the lovely colors.

  9. Wonderful project! Aren’t charm squares the greatest thing ever?

    modalissa.blogspot.com

  10. This is beyond gorgeous. Congratulations! Lucky baby, btw :D

  11. Gorgeous quilt–I love the fabrics and colors. I think the walking foot is the best foot, too (once I finally figured out how to use it correctly). It actually makes quilting enjoyable!

  12. This quilt is beautiful — I love the fabric colors. I’m sure the recipients will adore it. I wouldn’t fret too much about the whether the lines are straight or not. Handmade items are never perfect — that’s part of their charm.

  13. So pretty, well done!! *I* would love it so much :)

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