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Baby Quilt Conundrum

Posted by on October 19, 2011

boy quiltRecently I was having a small problem…
See, my friend Mary is pregnant with twins, and I want to give her a baby quilt… or two.

I found a really cute pattern and started sewing, but the blocks were just taking FOREVER to put together (there were a lot of triangles, and bias edges drive me nuts!). I also realized it was so scrappy that when I was putting blocks together it was starting to look a little, … well… ugly.

Usually I like to give scrappy baby quilts. If it’s not so matchy-matchy and perfect, no one feels bad about throwing it on the floor for baby to roll around on, and it can be tossed in the washer if it gets a little grubby. I like my baby quilts to be USED! Plus, it’s easy to repair if the binding ever wears out or it tears.

So I’m sitting there looking at all these block pieces and I’m absolutely hating working on this quilt — what do I do??

I pulled out my bin of fabric strips, made some strip sets, and cut out some simple rail fence blocks. The quilt tops went together so easy-peasy, even I was surprised at how fast I got these 2 quilt tops together!

girl quilt
Now a quick run through the machine for quilting, and I can hopefully get these quilts to Mary before her little bundles are ready for the world! :)

One Response to Baby Quilt Conundrum

  1. Lisa

    I love it! A friend’s sister made me a quilt when my son was born, and I lay him on it to play for months. The quilt added just that extra little bit of happiness to the whole experience.