A Baby Quilt for River

Categories: Gifts, Bedding, Kid Friendly, Quilts

Building a color palette for a project is important for many reasons. You will want to chose colors that work together, providing contrast where needed or in some cases flow together seamlessly. This all depends on the particular project and where you would like the eye to focus. In this case, creating a baby quilt for a very special nephew was all about finding that perfect fabric as it is so often with personal projects. The main fabric in this quilt is the print featuring adorably chubby little owls, the color palette was then chosen from within that print. So whether you start with a color palette in mind or build one from a particular fabric the goal is to choose and start sewing.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Cotton Print Fabrics, 1 1/2 yard Owl Print, 2 yards Dot, 1/2 yard Lime Solid, 1 1/2 yards Chev
Nature-Fil™ Bamboo & Natural Blend Batting
Stick Double Sided Fusible Web
Thread
Sizzix® Big Shot Die Cut Machine & Alphabet Dies
Non-Stick Pressing Sheet
Sewing Machine
Basic sewing, cutting, measuring and pressing tools & supplies

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Instructions

Step One

Cut the following pieces from cotton fabric:

Owl Print – Nine 9 inch by 12 inch rectangles, Dot – One 4 .5 inch by WOF, Three 3 inch by WOF, Chevron – Seven 1.5 inch by WOF, Four 2.5 inch by WOF, Lime – Four 1 inch by WOF  Note: WOF = width of fabric

See Diagram A

Fully illustrated diagrams have been provided under A Baby Quilt for River

A Baby Quilt for River

Step Two

With right sides together; stitch the Lime strips to the bottom edge of each of the Owl Print rectangles. Press the seam towards the Lime fabric and trim strips even with Owl fabrics edges. Repeat stitching Lime strips to the right sides of the Owl Print rectangles.  See Diagram B

Step Three

With right sides together; stitch Chevron strips to the bottom edge of six of the Owl Print rectangles. Press the seams towards the Chevron print and  trim strips even with Owl fabrics edges. See Diagram C

Step Four

With right sides together; stitch three sets of rectangles together to form three rows. Note: each row will end with a rectangle with no Chevron row attached. See Diagram D

Step Five

With right sides together; stitch Chevron strips between the three rows. Press the seams towards the Chevron strips and trim strips.  See Diagram E

Step Six

With right sides together; stitch Chevron strips to the sides and top edges of the quilt top. Press the seams towards the Chevron fabric and trim edges even with the quilt top.  See Diagram F

Step Seven

With right sides together; stitch the 2.5 inch Dot Print strips to the sides and top edge of the quilt top. Press the seams towards the Chevron fabric and trim edges. Stitch the 4 inch Dot Print strip to the bottom edge. See Diagram G

Step Eight

Cut a 2.5 inch by 13 inch rectangle from the Lime fabric. Apply Stick following the manufacturer’s directions. Press the rectangle to the bottom edge of the quilt front. Apply Stick to the back of the Chevron fabric and using the Sizzix® and alphabet dies,cut out the appropriate letters. Center on top of the Lime rectangle and press. Stitch around the rectangle and the letters, securing them to the quilt front. Note: If you do not own a Sizzix® die cut machines, you may handcut or create lettering using a font from your computer. See Diagram H

Step Nine

Place the Dot Print backing fabric on a flat surface right sides down and cover with the batting. Lay the quilt front on top and baste the layers together. Quilt the layers together using your sewing machine. Trim the batting and quilt backing layers even with the quilt front.

Press the binding strips in half lengthwise. Stitch binding strips to the sides and top and bottom edges of the quilt. Fold the binding to the back of the quilt and hand stitch to secure. See Diagram I