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The Making of a Baby Quilt

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

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This post was published on June 25th, 2011. Post topics: My Quilting Journey.

9 Responses to “The Making of a Baby Quilt”

  1. Deborah says:

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

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    Happy Quilting!

  2. cityquilter grace says:

    OMG! i love those fireworks!

  3. Connie says:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Angie says:

    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. ;-)


  6. Barbara says:

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

  7. Karen Wilson says:

    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!!

  8. Lynn McCandless says:

    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

  9. Harvey says:

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

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