I finished up the Morning Glory baby quilt that is made with bright colorful batiks! Don’t you think this will make a wonderful quilt for a little boy?
I used a batik 10-inch layer cake for the Morning Glory blocks. This batik collection was from Island Batik and came out in 2018, I can’t remember the name of it.
Be sure and check out all of these beautiful layer cakes.
I had to lay out the blocks on the floor in my quilt room….time to put up a design wall even if it is temporary!
Each block uses four 10″ squares and a background fabric.
Once again I was a rebel and didn’t use batting in this baby quilt. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a bunch of fleece that I bought for some photography stuff and figured this would work well as batting for a nice and warm quilt.
This is the same fleece that I used in the Morning Glory pillow tutorial.
I am really hoping this will be a baby quilt that will go along on picnics and to parks and the thickness will be great on the grass.
I went ahead and washed the quilt so there will be no surprises with the batiks bleeding. I always put a Shout ColorCatcher in the washing machine, if it is a large quilt, I’ll use two. They really work!
Morning Glory baby quilt
36″ x 54″
- 1 layer cake or 24 – ¼ yards of different colors
- ¾ yard cream
- ½ yard teal binding
You will need 24 10-inch squares
Cut each 10-inch square in half twice so you have 4 – 5-inch squares. Take one of the squares and cut a 2-inch piece, then sub-cut to a 2-inch square.
Take the rest of the scrap and cut it into 3 -2½-inch squares for your scrap projects.
You will need 24 5-inch squares
- Cut 5-inch strips from the cream background fabric.
- Then sub-cut into 5-inch squares, you should be able to get 8 squares from each strip.
- Cut 48 – 2-inch squares.
Always use a ¼-inch seam allowance when sewing.
Follow the directions in my Morning Glory quilt block tutorial to make the blocks. I have plans to write a pattern with directions for several different sizes of quilts.
Be careful to make sure all the sections are right before sewing the block together….otherwise you may end up with a block like this!
To make this a fast project, I sewed my binding on by machine. If you have never tried that, be sure and take a look at my machine binding tutorial.
It was a windy day when I was trying to take my photos and I had to put double the amount of clamps on the corner of the baby quilt so it didn’t fly away.
Not a happy dog! No longer does Mr. Mickey like to pose for quilt photos! He is on a bench…..for about 10 seconds then he was gone.
Now, this is a wild and crazy looking block! That is actually a corner of four blocks. I wanted to show a closeup of the simple meandering free-motion quilting I did on the baby quilt.
I keep thinking that I want to put something in the center of the quilt blocks, maybe for my “next” Morning Glory quilt project, I will. What do you think?
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