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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baby Quilts


Between my friends, Dave's work, family, and Church, I feel like I have a baby quilt going all the time. This one I was able to whip together yesterday with scraps I had left over from 3 different baby girl quilts. I didn't have to buy a single thing for it which is an awesome feeling! Yay!It was a way easy and fun project too. It is 42"x42" finished, which I think is a pretty decent sized baby quilt. It was 7x7 rows, because everything looks better in odds right? And the blocks are 6"x6" cut. If you do 5 fabrics, you only need 1/4 yd of each fabric to get the top done, 1 1/4 yds for the backing and 2/3 yd for the binding. Just get enough batting to fit the backing and you are good to go my friend! Definitely do-able in an afternoon if the children cooperate!

I machine quilted it which I FIRMLY believe is cheating, but I only hand quilt quilts for my most favorite people anymore because I am always so short on time. Plus my horse dog is so dang tall that she can drool all over the top of a baby quilt, even on the tall frames and that is just wrong. So I cheated and machine quilted it and I liked it! Hehehe. If you do machine quilt it in your regular sewing machine, all you have to do is they the back down wrong side up, put the batting on top of that, and place your quilt top right side up on top of that. Pin the center of every block, and set your stitch length to the longest it will go. This helps the top and the backing not bunch up against each other and it also makes a prettier stitch through so much thickness. This one is for one of Dave's friends at work who just had his first baby girl. I hope she gets lots of use out of it!




5 comments:

  1. I am totally going to go get pregnant right now so that I can have that blanket. It is my favorite one that I've ever seen you make. Except for that fall quilt, which I am planning on hijacking when I come down to visit. You'll never miss it, trust me....

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  2. Ha! Seriously Carolyn. I'm out of control now, but it got me through all the icky stuff Dave was going though.

    Brit, no way! I'll take you down girl! :)
    I need to make a boy one for Hillary, I feel like such a slacker for not getting it there the same week he was born! I haven't made Luke (Brad's son)one yet either. Maybe I'll make them matchy matchy ones since they were born so close together. I finally painted that fence post flag this morning...I'll post it later!

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  3. so cute erin! is there ANYTHING that you can't do? :O)

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  4. Erin, I love the fabrics you used. So cute as always!

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