Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Make Life Baby Quilt

When I bought the fabric for the Life Is What You Make It quilt, I bought a couple extra charm packs. I only used eight or so squares on the back so I had several squares left over. I put them to use tonight on this baby quilt.

I'm using this quilt to practice my free motion quilting so I didn't want to spend a ton of time on the quilt top, but I also didn't want it to be basic 5" squares in rows and columns.

I started by pairing and piecing four squares together in a variety of colors and prints.

Then I cut each set of four squares once on the diagonal.

And then paired each with a different cut half.

I used 64 squares, laid out like so (with my daughter's help).

See how the new square sets make an X?

I added a two-inch border of green on green dots around the perimeter of the quilt to increase the size.

It's about 38" square.

The backing will be the white paisley print since I had just the right amount left over from the other quilt.

I haven't decided what fabric to use for the binding yet. I don't have enough of Make Life, so I may just pick a nice solid from Joann's when I get to that point.

This is the first baby-sized quilt I've done (except for the rag quilts I made a couple months ago), and I love how quickly it came together. All pieced in one night? That's my kind of project.


TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

Very cute. It's possible that even I may be able to handle that quilt.

Megs said...

Can I claim that baby quilt? And no, I'm not making any announcements, either. I just love green and I think that would do well for a baby of either gender!

:-) I would probably be willing to buy, too, if you wanted. I'd have to check with the hubby on that one, though.

Allison said...

Love it! Thanks for showing me!!! :)

Denise said...

I love your creativity - that quilt top is fabulous and I am sure anyone would love to own it...except for me - I am done having babies (although wouldn't it look cute hanging over the back of a chair to be used as a lap quilt?).

-A said...

You are amazing and the quilt is adorable!

Marie said...

That is so cute!!! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Can we have a cousin Day/Night and you can show me how to make a quit? I love all of the projects you have made. You are one amazing women!!!!

Love ya tons!

me and my GSDs said...

That is adorable Brooke!

(And I voted for your quilt in the "ugly quilt contest", no of course not this one, this one is so cute!

Aunt Nancy

Megan said...

what a great pattern! Thanks for sharing the process behind it! I know your daughter loved helping with the creative process.

Mary said...

I love this! I'm a huge fan of Make Life and this is a great design. Thanks for sharing your process.


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