If you're like me, when you hear "scrappy quilt" you might think of traditional dark reds, browns, greens and golds in a star or strippy setting. This would not be that quilt.
This happy baby quilt was made early this past spring for a young woman in our church who was expecting her first daughter who we welcomed in late May. It is composed of 4-1/2 inch squares drawn from my stash and scrap totes. The 1-1/2 inch wide block borders are also from those same scrap totes. I must say this has quickly become my favorite go-to pattern for a quick and easy (and FUN) baby quilt, as the possibilities seem endless - and whose totes/bins/bags of scraps don't seem to be endless!
A frosty early morning photo shoot.
I quilted this on my Janome 7700 domestic machine, quilting in the ditch along each border edge and again around each of the 4-1/2 inch squares, just enough quilting to define the squares yet leave the finished quilt soft and cuddly. The batting is Hobbs Polydown and the quilt was stitched with Aurifil 50 wt. thread. The finished size is 35-1/2 by 41-1/2 inches, small enough for a newborn, and not too large for a toddler to drag around the house.
A closer look
Please check out all the other fabulous entries in the scrappy quilt category and all the other categories of this year's Bloggers Quilt Festival.