Friday, April 21, 2006

Sewing Sweet Baby Quilts!















These 2 little quilts are about 37" X 49". I pieced the blocks last year using odds and ends of leftover 2" strips (lights) from making log cabin quilts. Today I added the 2" inner borders and 6" outer borders. Aren't they sweet? I intentially made them narrow on the top so the borders and backing aren't pieced. I think they are a perfect size for a washable baby quilt!

My plan is to back them in a soft flannel and quilt them myself on my sewing machine - not sure when I will get to that seeing that I don't have any flannel or batting, but at least they are ready to go once I do.

Thanks for all the kind comments about my quilting attempts on Little Boy's I Spy quilt. I really did have fun doing it - and if any of you haven't tried free-motion quilting yet - you should try it! Start with something small - like a placemat - and go from there.

And the hat pattern - I used my sister's but will ask her for the pattern information and will post it for all who want to know!



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15 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh they are more than sweet! I need to make a baby quilt quick - I may have to use this idea! It is sooo adorable!

Passionate Quilter said...

yes, they are very sweet! Great way to use up some scraps. And I agree with you--it's a nice size for a baby and no piecing backs!!

Vicky said...

Those are so sweet and adorable! I can see a couple of warm and snuggly babies cuddled up in those quilts!

Jeanne said...

Flannel will make them cuddly! I like to do WOF for baby quilt backs, too.
Jeanne :)

Linda_J said...

so sweet and the colors look so soft, Evelyn!

Hanne said...

So sweet your baby quilts - and very good looking hat for Little Boy :-)

Darcie said...

A great use of left-overs, Evelyn! Good for you...can't wait to see the quilting!

JudyL said...

You really amaze me with all you get done. Those are so cute and are perfect baby quilts!

Judy L.

Brit said...

Dang you and your getting things doneness!

Sandra said...

Two gorgeous quilts! I love simple patterns with pretty fabrics - they seem to work up beautifully every time :-)

Inga Helene said...

Cute tops! Thanks for the idea. The delicate colours are adorable.

Inga

Patty said...

How pretty, and what a great way to use up scraps.

Helen in the UK said...

Those quilts are gorgeous. The size you made is my preferred size for donation quilts - no piecing of the backing and easily manageable for quilting at home :)

cher said...

I like my baby quilts to finish at 40 inches-same idea, no piecing of the backing. These are great!

Samantha said...

They're so cute! Lucky babies!