|The Little Plus Baby Quilt, and at last, open water!|
A friend had a little baby boy, and I wanted to create a little quilt for him. I have been working to organize my stash and have a box of 5 inch square pieces. I pulled out blue, yellow and red baby scraps, and tried to decide what would work.
|My box of 5 inch squares. Some are older Aunt Grace fabrics, and the three little pigs fabric that has been used in many earlier baby quilts!|
Last year, I made a plus quilt for my son out of left-over homespun, and decided that would work for this little quilt. Since I didn't have 5 squares of each scrap, so I needed to color a graph to figure out what I really needed.
|My little chart. It turns out I like using colored pencils to plan!|
|Since this was a small quilt, I just put the squares on the dining room table.|
|I love yellow binding and I love my new Clover clips. I used my walking foot and quilted straight lines alternating with curvy lines at about 1/2 inch intervals.|
|The finished quilt, with my trusty quilt holder! The finished quilt is about 31 x 40.|
|The back is a sweet blue fabric I have had for ages.|
This little baby boy has a big sister. I decided to send along a little bag, using some of the same fabrics, along with some more girly coordinating squares. My stash busting efforts also include cutting 2 1/2 inch strips. I pulled out some of those to cut 40 little squares.
|I sewed the little charm squares together to make a rectangle. I added some florals as well.|
|I quilted the rectangles with my walking foot, at quarter inch intervals from the seams.|
|The back of the quilting.|
|I used the same fabric from the quilt back for the inside lining on the bag.|
|A close up of this sweet little bag.|
|I think the quilt and the bag look so cute together.|