Sunday, February 26, 2017

Baby Quilts

Five baby quilts to share and  were finished about a year ago and I haven't shared here on the blog.
At the end of each year, I go through my pictures and organize the year in folders for family and blog pictures.  As I was organizing, I found these pictures which were never edited or shared on the blog.
So today I am sharing!
Let's start with this blue one.  I had purchased a pattern for a layer cake quilt with plans to make a queen size quilt.   That plan quickly changed, I made a couple of blocks and they took forever, so a baby quilt I could do!
Here is a close up


Here is the back



Next is a boy quilt which was just given to a co-worker for his first grandchild.   I tend to make lots of girl quilts and the boys one not so much.   I have only one more boy quilt in my quilt gift stash, so I need to get sewing.  This one is a layer cake, a gift from a friends, with a couple of jelly roll strips (the red and green) for setting squares.


Close up of the boy quilt




Kaitlyn recently gave this to a teacher friend for her little girl.  The nine-patch squares were leftover from a quilt Meredith made.  I added some jelly roll strips between the nine-patch blocks, my easy way to keep from matching all those blocks.  Next gray strips between the long rows and ta-da a quick and cute baby quilt.



back





close up of the gray quilt and I love this quilting pattern.


Fourth baby quilt is from leftover jelly roll strips.  I did a simple pattern, just alternating the direction of the strips.







Close up of these strips.



And last but not least a quilt started from a charm pack.  I added leftover solid jelly roll strips between the charm packs.  I like to alternate the rows, one started with a jelly roll and the next with a charm square.  This way I don't have to match the rows so much across the quilt, quicker and easier for sewing.  I added Kona white between the patchwork rows and then a wider one on the ends to make the quilt a nice width.




Close up of the quilt.


And the back of the quilt.
I love to make baby quilts for gifts.  I really like to use pre-cuts and then use some extra fabric from my stash.
Thanks for letting me share these with you.
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12 comments:

  1. They are adorable. Smart to have them stashed ahead. I should do that.

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    1. Thanks, I love having several quilts made. Then I can go look at my choices and pick one for the new baby.

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  2. My goodness, you get so much done, these are really nice. And what a good idea to have them on hand as gifts. You are always ready.

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    1. Thanks, I do like to spend the evenings in my sewing room.

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  3. I love how simple , but stunning all these are .

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    1. I do too, Mary Ellen, I love when the quilting can be seen.

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  4. You're so clever - stashing quilts to give as gifts. Same idea could be used for other hand-made items. May-be the next time I'm at a loss of what to tackle in the way of wardrobe sewing, I'll sew a "gift for future use".

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    1. You are so right, a gift closet!

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  5. I love it! The color and fabric are great! Where can I buy such fabric? Cause wanna make a decoration at my office at handmade writings

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