Thursday, October 9, 2014

"postage stamp" baby quilt

My good friend, Heidi, is due with a baby girl at the end of this month.  She asked me to make a quilt for the baby, which was a no-brainer since I was already planning on it!  She said she wanted simple patchwork.  One afternoon when she was over, she went through my stash, and decided on Hello Luscious by Basic Grey.  I had 2 jelly rolls of it, so it worked out good to use my stash - plus I had been wanting to use that fabric line for a long time!  

This was such a easy and fun quilt to make.  The "hardest" part was just making sure the fabrics were dispersed evenly.    

Because it was such a classic and simple pattern, I had it long-arm quilted at my LQS.  I really love the swirl pattern!  

For the backing fabric, I used one of the fabrics from Wee Wander by Sarah Jane.  I didn't have enough, so Kim (who owns my LQS) suggested using the blue fabric to make a "cross".  I really love the way it turned out! 

The quilt measured 48" x 56" before washing and shrunk to 44" x 52" after washing & drying.

I debated on what to do for the binding.  I initially thought I would go with a pink fabric, but after auditioning a number of fabrics, I couldn't find one that was just the right shade.  The blue fabric that I used on the back was a near perfect match to the blues on the front, so I went with it. 

I can't wait to meet the little peanut!

Quilt Stats:
Quilt top - Hello Luscious by Basic Grey
               Backing & binding - Wee Wander by Sarah Jane
Pattern: simple patchwork
Dimensions: 44" x 52"
Started quilt top: June 27th, 2014
Finished quilt top: August 2nd, 2014
Quilted: by Kim Barrett, owner of Quilt-N-Kaboodle
Made for: Charlie Joan

Linking to:
NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation  

TGIFF @ Quilt Matters 
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 
Link a Finish Friday @ Richard & Tanya Quilts  


  1. Cute Cute! I just made Laura a skirt from a charm pack of that same is adorable!

  2. So cute! That is a great line -- I've used it recently myself. Great call on the binding colour too, Valerie! They are sure to treasure this for many, many years. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  3. Your friend and her baby will treasure this quilt forever. It is a joy to see.
    Jane in KS

  4. What a sweet baby quilt!! I love the way the fabrics look together.

  5. Wonderful quilt, great backing and great binding!

  6. It's adorable / love this fabric combination of bright and cheery colors and the back is almost as pretty as the front ! :)

  7. You're inspiring me to cut up my leftovers into little squares to make a beautiful quilt like this. Well done!

  8. Such patience piecing all those individual squares... the finished product looks great! What a lucky little baby!

  9. What a pretty baby girl quilt. And I love how you made the back. I'm sure the quilt will be loved and cuddled for years to come.

  10. Oh I want some of that Wee Wander, will have to keep an eye out for some! You have made a great job of the quilt, that blue binding sets it off nicely.

  11. What a perfect little quilt! The back is wonderful, and I'm glad you chose to go with the blue binding.

  12. Perfect baby quilt! Love postage stamp quilts too!

  13. This is so fun, and I love the backing! I just love postage stamp quilts!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  14. What a sweet quilt front and back! The addition of the blue fabric on the back (and binding) adds the perfect touch.

  15. This is super sweet -- both front and back. I know it will be well loved. : )

  16. Love the colors and the quilting is perfect. Good job!

  17. This is adorable! I'm sure it will be dearly loved for a long time