The Fast & Furious Baby Quilt

When you deliver two quilts to a friend/customer and tell her you bought some gorgeous “boy” kind of fabrics in Tassie, and she says “Oh good!  I have a new nephew as of last night!”, you promptly get to work on requested baby quilt.  I had already put thought in to the kind of design I wanted to  use these specific fabrics in, so I got to work straight away!

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I started with the measurements I found for a “Plus quilt” HERE, then worked out the size I wanted as I went.  Drew myself a little diagram:

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Now, we all know I suck at Maths!  This was my initial drawing, but I had to add some width and length to get it up to a decent size.  The finished quilt ended up being 35″ x 46″, which is a lovely size for a baby.  As you can see in the diagram, the design is made up of three different sized cut pieces.  So it was really easy to add to.

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The quilt top was super quick and easy to sew up.  I literally began five days ago, and looky here – a finish!

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I ADORE the contrast between all the prints.  It’s a diving sea of greens, blues and greys.  And that geometric white print gives it the POP it needs!

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I went with a very simple meandering free motion quilts pattern to tie it all together.  I used a gorgeous teal/blue Aurifil #4644, from November’s #aussieaurifilclub bundle, “Cloudy Day”, which you can find HERE.

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Isn’t it luscious?  So, there you have it – a quilt from start to finish in five days!  Unheard of around here lately 😉

** Disclaimer – Excuse the crappy photos – Crappy weather means crappy lighting!


4 Responses to The Fast & Furious Baby Quilt

  1. Jenny says:

    Ooo – lovely baby quilt! Those fabrics work perfectly with the plus pattern – are they from a particular range? I’ve got a new nephew on the way that I need to make a quilt for – I’d love to get hold of some of those prints!

    • Ms Midge says:

      They’re not all from the same range, only a few are. I can’t remember which range!!! I got them from Frangipani Fabrics, so they may be able to help – sorry! xx

  2. Jane Thomas says:

    Love that quilt. I am thinking about making one using that pattern for a great granddaughter who saw my cathedral window quilt I am working on and wanted it. Hate to say no, but I did and told her I would make one using her favorite colors of pink, purple, and green. I have started cutting out the little squares already.

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