Monday, May 27, 2019

Baby Quilt Top

It's always a good thing to have baby quilts on hand because you just never know when you will need a baby gift.
It seems that most of the babies born in my social circle recently have been baby boys, and still I needed one more boy quilt.
I bought 2 charm packs on sale and found 2 grey fabrics (light star yardage and 2 dark fat quarters) with no actual plan in mind. It's a challenging way to make a quilt which I don't do very often, but eventually a plan came together in my mind while I was at quilt retreat.

This is how the growing quilt top looked when we went for lunch. It was looking like a hot mess! You can see the little tiny blocks on the sewing machine bed that I was piecing in between the major projects. They are so darn cute and distracting to me... must focus on baby quilt!

I decided just to frame the charm squares and made a layout of 5 blocks across and 6 blocks down, using the 3 frame fabric colours (dark grey, light grey and white) to make a diagonal block layout.

And then we went outside to find a "design wall" to photograph it on. You can see that the daffodils are up and the buds are just starting to come out on the trees.


I have been debating about adding a border or not. I think it's big enough for a baby quilt, but does it need a border? I have some white and light grey fabric left.

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12 comments:

  1. Cute top and yes, always nice to have a top ready. I have seen binding that were a bit larger and they seem to finish off quilts that are just the right size already.....maybe a nice large diagonal strip in gray would be fun on this....
    Love this top and now you just need the baby!

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  2. I don't think it needs a border, but remember to stay stitch the edges before you sandwich it so the seams don't pop open.
    Pat

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  3. Great way to use the charms! My vote is no border unless you think the quilt needs to be larger.
    Connie

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  4. Ditto to what Miss Pat said. I think it is fine without it, but would be fine to have a small one added as a frame.

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  5. I would skip the borders and it is a wonderful quilt.

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  6. Sweet quilt, love the little whimsical animals. I make baby quilts for expectant moms at my church. Started out as a small church and has grown over the last few years, so I make anywhere from 3 to 6 quilts a year. I enjoy making the quilts as it is a good way to try out blocks I have been wanting to make and its a small project. I saw one on facebook I am anxious to try. Very cute baby print make up the main quilt, but with pinwheel borders at the top and bottom. It was so cute.

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  7. I'd vote for no borders but a dark binding. Or wowzer -- how about a lime green or turquoise binding. You could make it a bit bigger than normal and it would work well. It's really cute.

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  8. Lovely baby quilt, very sweet colors, and this pattern is perfect!

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  9. Interesting that the younger generation likes grey's for baby quilts. Cute quilt!

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  10. Very nice baby quilt! In Norway there are also a lot of gray colors for the baby. It is used both for boys and girls. :-)

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  11. What a cute little quilt! I vote no borders, but bind with a dark gray. Love it!

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  12. Super cute! I think modern, clean designs like this don't need a border unless you want one. And I've never had issues with the seams popping open if blocks go all the way out to the edges, so I don't take the time to stay stitch the edges. But that's just me :)

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