Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Baby Quilt for Leona

Last week I needed to make a quick gift before leaving for Seattle. Those 3 1/2'' squares in a box from the past came in handy. I started with no plan but pretty happy with how it turned out.



It measures only 33 1/2'' x 33 1/2 ''. I like small quilts as a gift for newborn babies. They are easier to handle with so many things young mothers carry these days.


I took the meandering route when it came to last minute quilting. I think it worked out okay. I like how it makes the quilt shimmer in light.


Another advantage of smaller quilts - When in hurry, you can use just a yard for the backing without having to do any piecing and, when the baby grows up carrying her little blanket around, it's light-weight and doesn't drag on the floor.

 
It's backed with large poppies - One of my favorite soft pastels from few years old Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Stripe binding made sense for this quilt.  

It was just the thing to get me started sewing again!

14 comments:

  1. great example of how something great can still be easy. love the fabrics, especially the back! I make it a rule not to piece the backing for a baby quilt.

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  2. Lovely quilt! Love the backing fabric, too.

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  3. It turned out great! Having fun with old friends? I missed you at zumba today....

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  4. It's SO pretty! She will love it forever. Sometimes simple is best.

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  5. lovely quilt, what a show of colors, a lucky baby...

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  6. What a cheerful looking quilt...one that I am sure will be loved.

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  7. You have a way of working magic with simple squares and the quilting does add a shimmer to the quilt. This will be a treasured quilt for years to come.

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  8. so sweet, I love the colors and the flowers on the back.
    I agree about the size. it's perfect for car seat, stroller, play pen, everywhere!

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  9. wonderful combination of colors ! Love it

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  10. Such a pretty and useful quilt. I've made larger baby quilts but agree with you that the width of fabric makes the best size.

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  11. This is an adorable quilt - love the colors!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a sweet baby quilt and I like what you said about the size - perfect for the little ones to carry! The backing just makes it!! Wonderful!

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