A while back, I found a great quilt pattern in a magazine for 3 fast baby quilts from 3 one yard cuts of fabric. You can download the pattern here from Quiltmaker magazine.
I have made this a few times before, and it’s great to make baby quilts when there is a boom or just to have on hand for gifts. The finish up really fast and can get quilted in no time.
Well, in the company I work for we had babies popping out all over, so one day I grabbed three nice co-ordinating fabrics. I’m not sure of the line, since Mom bought them, but they had bunnies and carrots and garden implements. I also couldn’t find the pattern, but figured I could wing it from memory.
I cut the fabric wrong.
I did manage to get two quilt tops from it, which technically was what I needed. The inner square wound up smaller than it should have.
On one quilt, I did huge swooping feathers all around, with the baby name stitched in the center.
And of course I can’t find a picture of the second quilt, but it was similar to the one above, just different fabric placement. Edit: found some progress pictures from August 25th 2014!
The recipient of this particular one asked if I used some sort of pattern for the stitching design. He was floored when I said no – it was freehand!
Since I mis-cut fabrics, with the rest I simply cut them all into squares and laid them out with each print on the diagonal.
I know I’m using the same picture as the last entry, but you can see the baby quilt here, folded in half. I just did all over stippling on this one. It is currently without a home and I will likely list it in my Etsy shop.