Baby Quilt #2 and #3

 

This quilt was a fun one. Yuri’s godparents were expecting a baby girl, and I thought I had another month, but I had the due dates wrong, and so I was in quite a rush when I got the text saying she had been born, and I hadn’t even started cutting the fabric!

They told me they were decorating in a jungle theme, so I tried to stick with colors that would work for that. It’s a baby quilt, and squares are easy, but I didn’t want to do plain stripes or random placement, and I saw something similar on pinterest, so this was perfect for something that I could get together in just a few days.

I think echo quilting is great for baby quilts because it’s so fast, looks good, and keeps the quilt fluffy and soft, so I did that for this on every seam going horizontally. I didn’t want the quilting to disrupt the fabrics too much vertically, so I opted for just every other block, and it made a nice stacked brick effect. Definitely a design I will use again for future baby quilts.

I have a few designer fabrics in this one, and several solids. I have some Kate + Birdie (the orange), and some Art Gallery scraps from a scrap bundle I bought years ago (the yellow). The rest were just randoms from my stash.

The back is actually my favorite. I wasn’t crazy about Far, Far Away, by Heather Ross, but when I picked out this back for this quilt, I realized I just hadn’t found the right use for it. My local quilt shop sells this in a few different colorways, so I bought some more for future use, because it makes just the *perfect* quilt back for a baby quilt. Those unicorns are so adorable and whimsical. I kept some scraps of complete unicorns just in case I need to look at them again.
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I really apologize for these pictures. I took them quickly and haven’t bothered to edit.

This is the third baby quilt I’ve made this year, for another little girl. Mom said she’s decorating in teal and gray, and I have always wanted to make a plus sign quilt, so this was the perfect opportunity to make one. I love the plus sign quilts – they can be modern, scrappy, or all over the place, and they still look good.

Again, the fabrics that comprise this quilt are an assortment of solids (all of the grays and one blue), a few designer fabrics, and a few randoms from the stash. Quilting was simply echo quilting, and I think it works perfectly. The binding is scrappy from leftover blues I’ve got laying around, from this quilt and baby quilt #1.

The backing is a simple gray print I bought from my LQS, and even though it’s got a fancy designer name, I cannot for the life of me remember it.

 

All of the baby quilts I have made measure around 30″x36″.

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