Tutorial Thursday: Elise's Baby Quilt

/ Thursday, November 18, 2010

I took up sewing this past year... making bags, pillows, and fun gifty items along the way. Then, everyone starting having babies. In response, I thought, "I can make a quilt!". My past quilts were fun and simple, but this one even more special and different. This was for a peanut --- a baby peanut to be exact --- who is a mere one month old. Isn't she precious?

What you'll need:
1/2 a yard of four coordinated fabrics
1 yard backing
1 yard binding (more or less)

Disclaimer: I am NOT an expert to this, I just went with the flow...

Cut 12 - 12x12 inch squares and sew them together to create the quilt top. I used a 1/4 seam to put them together--- so each square will end up being 11 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches. Using basting spray, I added the batting and backing. I then added the binding. Once complete, wash and dry as appropriate.

Here is the resulting quilt folded up...

This quilt was definitely a challenge for a beginning quilter like myself but so worth it when I saw my two friends, Ish & Kat's faces light up as they opened it!


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