Friday, April 21, 2017

Two Baby Girl Quilty Gifts

My husband's circle of friends is currently having a baby boom. I posted last time about how I made the baby quilt for Kelly. I love how that came out, but that was a hot mess and took forever. Right about the same time I was finishing that up, I had another baby shower to go to so I needed 2 more quilts, both for little girls. I wanted to find a pattern that was quick and easy but also show off printed fabric that is cute for babies/kids.

I found this Citrus & Mint quilt by Lindsay at Craft Buds, and I knew it would work perfectly!

Citrus & Mint: Quick & Easy Baby Quilt + Free Pattern | Craft Buds

If I haven't mentioned already, I don't really follow patterns. I actually used this as my inspiration, except I used 10" blocks and 3.5" HSTs on the ends...I'm all about bigger blocks and less sewing! The quilts ended up about 40" x 40" which I love because I can use one width of fabric as the backing! Yay for simplicity!

I found this cute owl fabric in my stash, so I matched it up with pinks and oranges:

Then I used this purple floral pattern and added some pinks and other purples for the second quilt.

Here the two quilts are together:

I love the way they came out!!! I gave the pink/orange one to Annie and purple/pink one to Tracy. I will definitely use this pattern again! I used my go-to my organic wavy lines for quilting because it is cute and easy. I used white Aurifil 50w thread for that.

The BEST part of making these is that I had to buy NOTHING at all. I sewed it all out of my stash. Woo hoo! :)

Until later, happy quilting!

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