Sunday, October 29, 2017

Quick 16-Patch Baby Quilt

This fall I started working on quilts for each of my children.  I'm going in order of need right now :)  My youngest daughter and my son needed quilts first because during the winter, their bedrooms get cooler than the other bedrooms in the house.

My daughter is up first.  I got this Elea Lutz's Little Dolly fabric in from Riley Blake and I thought it was just so adorable, I couldn't resist using it for her quilt.

I didn't follow a pattern.  But here is what I did...I knew I wanted to do little squares, so I decided on a 16-patch.  I used a fat quarter bundle and cut 2- 2.5-inch strips from each fabric from the longer side of the FQ.  Then I joined 4 strips together, pressed, and then cut 2.5-inch strips off of that.  Next, I joined 4 of those together to make one 16-patch.  I made 12 16-patches so that my quilt would be 3 16-patches across and 4 16-patches down.

I separated the 16-patches with 2.5 inch strips and I separated the rows with 2.5 inch strips as well.  Then I bordered the whole thing with 4.5 inch strips.

I sent it to Sterling Quilt Co. to have it quilted.  We decided on a simple stipple pattern.

My daughter chose the pink hearts from the line as the backing.  And then I chose a scrappy binding. I used leftover 2.5 inch strips from the 16-patches to make the binding.  I love it so much.  I love every part of is hard to decide what part is my favorite...the 16-patches or the scrappy binding...all of it <3

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