Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Modern Baby Crazy Quilt

A new member of the family is on the way--Andy and Caylie's baby! Long time readers might remember the wall-hanging Andy commissioned from me when he was courting Caylie, back in 2010, and how it had the desired effect!  You can see and read about that here and here.

They love bright colors, so the baby quilt should be bright too!
Here are the steps I went through to make it...

1. I started with some improvisational 4 1/2" foundation pieced crazy quilt blocks done all in solids.  Of course, this was super fun work.  I pinned them up on the design wall as I went, knowing from the get go they should be on point.



2. Seeing them up on the wall as I worked, I just got used to the white background, and I decided the white sashing would keep those colors popping.



3.Here are the trimmed up blocks getting sashed.


  


4. Like all quilters do, I have a bin of leftover batting pieces.  I cut two pieces to size and spliced them together with some of C & T's Make It Simpler Fusible Interfacing.



5.  I made my quilt sandwich using my favorite bright Kaffe fabric on the back, leaving enough room to roll the edges to the front to make my binding. It was simple to just pin baste the center of the blocks.  I quilted in the ditch along the sashing and then made a horizontal/vertical grid through the centers of the blocks.



6. The "binding" being pinned into place.


7. After the quilt was all finished, I washed and dried it in hot water and a hot dryer.  I wanted it ready to go for baby duty!  But I discovered a few of my seam allowances were too small and they pulled out in a few places.


Bummer. So I sewed 'em up.


Here is the finished quilt.  It is 30" X 40".



And here are Mom and Dad!

The baby is due in mid-January.

Lots of love to the three of them!



14 comments :

bubbygigi said...

Beautiful, Allie. The quilt is so cheerful.

Arlene Delloro said...

Such a happy quilt, Allie. It looks like Mom and Dad love it.

margaret said...

this is so very colourful it will certainly catch the baby`s eyes love it I am a big lover of scrap quilts and this is high on my list

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a sweet, happy and colorful quilt. Already loved by Mom and Dad, and the baby will love it too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday ~ FlowerLady

Anne Nicolas-Whitney said...

I love colours, so this crazy quilt is fabulous for me. You are continously bringing us new ideas. Thank you so much.

Lisa Boni said...

Love how bright and cheerful this is! Perfect for a baby quilt!

Theresa said...

Love the quilt. The pretty, bright colors remind me of blocks of colorful kites.

Lyn Warner said...

So cheerful and I love the layout your chose for the blocks!

Judy S. said...

Love those bright colors, and so will baby! Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I love this quilt SO MUCH! Really, really beautiful.
Maureen S

Jean said...

So loving the brights... how exciting grandma! Congratulations!

Jan said...

I love that quilt. The colors are so bright and that little bit of white really makes those blocks stand out.

Unknown said...

I've been away from quilting for quite a while in order to write my memoir. So glad I visited your site today. I'm coming away with two solid ideas for charity quilts (scraps). Such a pleasure to see what you have been up to while I was otherwise occupied. Thanks so much for sharing your gift of beautiful quilting. ~Jan Myhre

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