My girlfriend had a baby boy in April. Here’s the quilt I’ll be making for him this weekend. The one-year rule applies to new babies too, right? The quilt will finish at 36″x51″.

Focus fabric:

Coloured fabrics:

Estimated yardage from EQ7:

The block is super simple, finishing at 5″ square. The black strips are 1″x5″, the coloured centre pieces are 3″x5″. If you are making this yourself, add 1/2″ to each measurement for seam allowance for your cut pieces. I’ll be strip-piecing the yardage, then cutting the blocks at 5.5″ as one unit.

I’m really glad I took the time to draft the quilt out in EQ7 with the focus fabric. I was originally going to use it for the blocks too, but hated it once I saw it.

Off to cut some fabrics and start stitching. The first I’ve done in a month.. hope I remember how!

Updated: The Making of a Baby Quilt – Part 2

The Making of a Baby Quilt

9 thoughts on “The Making of a Baby Quilt

  • June 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    This will be stunning, Michele!!! Love the fireworks fabric. Can’t wait to see it finished.

    I recently had a book passed to me called “Hearts and Hands, The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society.” Have you read this one? I’m really enjoying it.
    Happy Quilting!

  • June 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    OMG! i love those fireworks!

  • June 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    What a great pattern Michele! I agree that the black is much better as a background. Don’t you just love EQ! Might have to put this one on my list. Thanks for sharing.

  • June 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    This is so cute. I love my EQ6, haven’t gotten 7 yet, but it is so nice to be able to play around with colors and settings. Be sure to post pics of the finished quilt.

  • June 26, 2011 at 2:04 am

    That’s going to be cute! :) I think it will be a nice surprise. Who wouldn’t love a new quilt ……makes it more special since it will be given directly to the baby instead of before the baby is born. ;-)


  • June 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

    That is going to be a stunning quilt! Can’t wait to see it finished.

  • June 26, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I think the one year rule definitely applies. I didn’t finish the baby quilt for my own baby till she was 5 months old!!

  • June 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I love this…. I must get a girl blanket made for a neighbor’s unborn child. I plan to get some bright pink fabric the first part of next month when I make my doctor’s appointment which is very near JoAnn in north Austin. One good reason to go to the Dr. office. LOL

  • June 28, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Good luck friend!! I hope the baby enjoys lying on this quilt.

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