Baby quilts make a wonderful gift for a new baby and so much fun to make. A baby quilt also works well as a lap quilt.
Miss Sadie was being quite the little comedian! Isn’t she just the cutest!
Miss Sadie looks like the perfect little model doesn’t she! It actually took quite a few photos to get a perfect one like this. She likes to tease me……
and tease me! It usually takes Builder Bob standing behind me to get a good shot. We sure have fun with her!
This month the Island Batik ambassadors were challenged to make a baby quilt using some of the beautiful batiks that were sent to us. I had a charm pack of the Dotalicious collection that I thought would be perfect for a baby quilt.
Just take a look at all of those neat batiks! It was really fun to work with them.
Dad is coming home
We just found out that dad will get to come home on Saturday so I have a few things to do to get ready for him. I need to go buy a rail for one side of his bed so he’ll hopefully be able to pull himself up to get out of bed. Last week he was back down to his normal weight but for some reason he has continued to drop and is now at 113 pounds!
Getting him to drink water has continued to be a battle. He isn’t a big eater either so I’ll have plenty of Premier Protein drinks for him. Thankfully he likes them and they are a great source of protein.
I have a feeling I’ll be moving one of my sewing machines upstairs for a while so I can keep an eye on him. Tomorrow I go in and arrange for the visiting nurse and whatever other help we can get. He still has the wound that needs to be changed twice a day and the catheter is still in….that may change today when he goes to the urologist.
Life got in the way and I never wrote a full tutorial or pattern for this quilt. It has now been 3 years, my dad has passed and we have moved. Someone asked about this baby quilt and when I saw the blog post, I knew this quilt pattern has to be called Miss Sadie.
Update – October 2020 – Miss Sadie isn’t doing well, she had 4 seizures last night and is having trouble breathing. I’m taking her to the vet this morning.
A charm square pack works perfectly for this quilt.
- Cut one 1½-inch x 5-inch neutral rectangle and sew with a ¼-inch seam allowance to one side
- Press toward the dark fabric
- Cut in half as shown
You can add a 1½-inch x 6-inch neutral rectangle to the sides of the block. I am actually working on a pattern doing this a little differently.
The next thing you do is flip one section around and add it to another one. You can mix and match the charm squares or make each block with both pieces of the charm square like I did.
I hope this gives you an idea of how the baby quilt can be made until I can write the pattern.
Check out some the quilts that other Island Batik ambassadors made this month!
- MooseStash Quilting
- Seams Like A Dream
- Kauffman Designs
- Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
- Quilt n Party
- Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
- Kissed Quilts
- Little Bunny Quilts
- Hearts Creations
- Inch Worm Fabrics
- The Quilt Rambler
- Masterpiece Quilting
When dad came home Miss Sadie spent a lot of time laying next to him and keeping him company. Bob built a ramp so she could get up on dad’s bed anytime she wanted.