Saturday, June 25, 2016

Another baby quilt

   Name:  It's a Boy!
Design:  4" squares
Size:  36" by 44"
Fabric: Stash fabrics 
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in cross hatch

So I started and finished this last weekend.  It doesn't take long to put together a super cute baby quilt when I have so many pre-cut 4" squares.  I keep them all sorted by colour in a plastic shoe box.  Having this ready to go supply with lots of solids, low volume options and background prints like my favourite Michael Miller Kiss Dot in fog makes it easy to add in a feature print and have a baby quilt ready to go in no time.  This one is for a staff member who is having a first baby and it's a boy!  

I backed it in a lovely flannelette and bound it in the Michael Miller Kiss Dots.  Cross hatch quilting in Aurifil 50 wt in white.  Super cute and cozy.  I am pretty sure I have said this before but I don't mark the quilting, I just drive.  Once you get used to aiming corner to corner in the blocks, there is really no need to mark. Just like driving a car, people!  I also made the binding before I finished the quilting.  This is something that Latifah Saafir told us she does when I was at her trunk show.  I usually get the quilt finished and quilted before I make final decisions about the binding and then make the binding.  But this time I had it all ready to go.  What a great feeling it was to have it there and ready!  Seems like such a small thing but I am going to do that more often.

Have a super day. I have 3 more days left with kids at school and then the wind down begins for summer holdiays. No grandbaby yet but it could be any day!


  1. Adorable!! I love how you mix fabrics- you have a great eye!!

  2. this is adorable, a lucky baby to be able to snuggle up in this :)

  3. Very nice Cathy! Hoping baby has made his arrival now. Enjoy every minute : )