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″.
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