Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival - A Scrappy Baby Quilt

The Bloggers Quilt Festival is in full swing this week, and I'll start this post by thanking Amy for once again hosting this super-fun event!  I've met so many wonderful quilters over the past few years through this festival, and I'm sure this year will be no different.

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

This was a fun, as well as quick and easy quilt to make!

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.


  1. Oh my goodness! I love all those colors. So pretty and colorful.

  2. What a happy quilt! I am absolutely sure it will be loved for a very long time.

  3. Love it...so fun. Love your great photos too.

  4. Super cute and your photo shoot is lovely.

  5. That is a great option for a baby quilt (and scrap buster!) It turned out very cute. Did you double up on the batting? It looks so fluffy.

  6. I do love that baby quilt! Or any scrap quilt for that matter.

  7. Scrappy quilts have come a long way!! I love them, and I love making them, I think it's the sort of quilts I'm most comfortable with. Your quilt is lovely, and I'm sure it will be well appreciated. Happy Festival!!

  8. What a sweet quilt. I'm sure both baby and mom love it to bits. I can see why this would become a go-to pattern for a baby quilt.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

  9. So cheerful!Lovely colours. I think I'll try this pattern next time I make a baby quilt.


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