Friday, June 15, 2012

Baby Girl Quilt

I decided baby Savannah needed a pretty quilt to match her cuteness!  So I got sewing, I actually made a similar quilt for my best friend's little girl a few years back.  I had some left over plush minky that I just could not ignore anymore.  It is too soft and luxurious to be left in my un-sewn fabric pile.  So here it is.  One of my first, but not my first, first quilt.  Maybe my second :)  And I have to put a warning on here too, I am not a seamstress.  SO if you are looking for some expert tips on sewing, you probably won't find them here.  But if you are good a winging it, feel free to follow my attempted directions for this adorable cuddly quilt. 

Did you know that is takes math to sew a quilt?  Maybe this is why I proclaim to NOT be an expert, I don't really like math.  But I did enough to make this quilt, come to find out, I really did not do it right because I was working with scraps.  But I still LOVE this quilt! 

See I did the math...
I did not really allow for seem allowances, that was my mess up, so I would add a few more rows to be sure your top matches your bottom in the end.

My favorite pattern is subway and it is pretty easy, so that is what I went with.  I did my math and then cut the fabric I had with my cutting matte and rotary cutter.  Then I laid it out like this...

Then I sewed together the horizontal rows.

 Then I sewed the strips get the picture?
 Then I put laid the batting out.  I used a thin batting and then I even split that.  I would have used just a sheet of flannel because it is almost summer and I wanted a quilt as thin as possible.  But I did not have any extra flannel on hand. 

I put the front and back together and sewed around it, left a little bit open so I could turn inside out.  Then I sewed all the way around again to give it an edge.

I finished it off by sewing a free form flower on the quilt. I sewed all the way through front and back.  This is what makes it a quilt right?  And keeps it together :)

Happy quilting,

1 comment:

  1. Such pretty colors, and I love the flower quilting you did!



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