It is so much fun to look through my fabric stash and find fabrics for a quilt project. The bright colors in this bundle seemed perfect for a baby quilt.
I used to have so much fun shopping at Craftsy when they had a sale. The site no longer sells fabric or supplies, unfortunately. I had a group of fat quarters and also some larger half-yard pieces.
I picked nine different fabrics and made up some River Squares blocks. You’ll find the sizes of the pieces in that post.
My intention was to make a small baby quilt from 9 blocks and then show how I used the leftovers to make a pillow like the brown batik River Squares pillow. Guess I’ll have to do that another time.
When I had the nine blocks made and sewn together, I decided I wanted to make the baby quilt a little bigger so I looked through the scraps and came up with enough to make 3 more blocks.
If you decide to do this, pick 3 of the 5-inch strips and cut the 13-inch pieces from them. Then cut (3) 5-inch squares out of the other 5-inch strips for the center of the blocks before cutting the other sizes needed. If you washed your fabrics, you might not have enough to make 3 more blocks.
Baby Quilt Size is 39″ x 39″
Baby Quilt Size is 39″ x 52″
Here is the baby quilt made from 9 quilt blocks.
I still have some scraps left but not enough to make any more blocks. I was cutting the scraps into 2-inch and 2½-inch squares as I went. I’ll also cut a couple of 5-inch squares and add the fabrics to my scrap fabric bins. Here are my batik scrap bins, I do the same for my regular cotton fabrics too.
When I showed the Diagonal Strips quilt, many of you didn’t think it would work for a baby quilt. This one definitely has colors for a baby!
Do you like the colors? Now I have two quilts that I need to quilt. Sometimes I find it more fun and relaxing to just piece. What is your favorite part of the quilting process?
Mr. Mickey was sick last week – he didn’t eat and had trouble going to the bathroom. He also slept a lot. I was so afraid that it was because of his congestive heart condition but thankfully he perked up this week and is back to his old self. I am so happy!
His hair is looking so cute right now, I found a groomer that will come to the house and she also loves poodles so I’m excited. This will happen in the middle of June and hopefully, I will take some photos!
We discovered a neat furniture store close by called Homemakers and it has been so much fun to shop there! We used a tall wooden table at the country house but decided we wanted a lower table that wasn’t wood. There is a FB group in Ankeny for selling things and yesterday we sold the table and it was picked up last night! Today our new one will be delivered.
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