Finally, Our Own Baby Quilt!

IMG_7836After making three community baby quilts this year, I was so happy to finally be able to make our own baby quilt.  IMG_7845I decided on a chevron strippy pattern because of how many adorable vintage and new prints I had leftover from all of the other quilts, and the chevron is simple and modern looking no matter how many different prints you use.   IMG_7837I backed the quilt with a navy and red woven ikat dot print and bound it with navy cotton chambray.  The backing and the binding are really what help to make it look modern and cool.    Here’s how I pieced the strips! 

Mark 12 unbleached cotton rectangles with a line from the top right corner to halfway down the left side.  Dp the same for the other 12 rectangles, but reversing the direction.  The line acts as a guide for stitching your first strip down.

Mark 12 unbleached cotton rectangles or squares with a line from the top right corner to halfway down the left side. Do the same for the other 12 rectangles, but reversing the direction. The line acts as a guide for stitching your first strip down.

With the right sides together, line the next strip up with the first, stitch and press open.  Repeat this process on both sides of the starting strip until the rectangle is covered.

With the right sides together, line the next strip up with the first, stitch and press open. Repeat this process on both sides of the starting strip until the rectangle is covered.

Once you have covered the unbleached muslin with strips, press once more and flip it over to trim the excess pieces.

Once you have covered the unbleached muslin with strips, press once more and flip it over to trim the excess pieces.

After each block is trimmed, its a quick quilt to stitch together and finish up!

After each block is trimmed, it’s a quick quilt to stitch together and finish up!

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