Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Finished Baby Quilt

I finished the first of a couple of baby quilts I mentioned making this year.  This one also counts as a Fig Tree Harvest!  I used some of the light aqua green floral prints in my stash, along with some "low volume" in  a disappearing four patch design.  Here it is, quilted and bound.

I followed Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s video on YouTube for the construction.  It is super easy and gives a nice result that looks like much more work than just sewing charm squares together.  Give it a try if you need a small quilt fast.  

I quilted this myself, using the walking foot on my machine. first I quilted in the ditch along the seams of the narrowest pieces.  I should say "mostly in the ditch" as my stitching wanders a bit now and then.  Then I stitched about 3/8" away from the seams between the blocks.  

The quilting grid pattern is especially evident on the back of the quilt.  I had just enough of this fabric left from backing an earlier quilt.  And I used some pink and white tiny gingham (also Fig Tree) for the binding.  

Here's the quilt after washing.  It shrunk about an inch in each direction to 30" by 36" but that's okay because the little "wobblies" in my quilting are less noticeable now that the quilt is crinkly.  

I hope great-niece Abby likes it!


  1. This is by far the prettiest version of a D4P I've ever seen! Just lovely!

  2. That turned out so sweet. I really like using some of the Missouri Star patterns for projects like this. I'm going to have to try this one for sure.

  3. So pretty! Love how it has a vintage feel to it :)

  4. I have not tried the D4P but I love how yours turned out! The colors are very charming and make a lovely baby quilt. Great job on the quilting!


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