Baby quilt recap

It still seems weird to me that my friends are old enough to be parents. Like, whoa, weren’t we just working on our jr. high History projects together? Anyway, if they can spend 9 months making a person, I find a few hours to put together a baby quilt. Since I haven’t been great about documenting these individually, here are a few that I can readily find pictures of.

Olive’s County Road quilt – I saw this fabric at Betty’s and had to get it. The colors! The cows! Quilted simply in wide diagonal rows, and backed with a stripe print from the same collection. Made the binding with a coordinating dark purple Kona solid.

Olive’s Country Road quilt

this striped backing!

Ellie’s “Grellow” Disappearing Nine Patch. Ahhh it was so little! This was one of the first baby quilts I made, and may have been pretty literal about the whole “small person, small quilt” thing. Now I go for about 40″ square.

Grellow Disappearing Nine Patch for Ellie

Ivy’s Modern Bohemian quilt. Got fancy with the quilting on this one! Since the design is so simple, I wanted to try a little pattern quilting, and I think it was a good match.

Not straight line quilted. For once.

James’ 3-stripe quilt. This is a great way to use those jelly roll pre-cuts. I sew three strips together for their whole length, then whack it into 3 or 4 squares. Each one gets turned 90 degrees along the row, and you get this nice scrappy quilt with good color distribution. In fact, I had enough squares made up to do a second quilt, backed and bound with the red version of this quilt’s backing. Not a bad idea for a set of quilts for twins?

Digging the binding with a print