Wednesday, September 17, 2014

April Showers Baby Blanket

Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize that your sister in law is having a baby tomorrow and you are a quilter and haven't made her baby a quilt yet?

This is my very story!  My truth.  My life! ...yesterday afternoon :/

Luckily I am a manic quilter with a healthy stash of sa-weet fabric!  ...including this super awesome charm pack of April Showers that I bought for TWO DOLLARS from Southern Fabric a while back :-)

I needed something simple and sweet (and quick).   I simply cut strips of white fabric 1.5" wide. I sewed the white strips to two adjacent sides of each charm square.  (I strip pieced all of the blocks)

...and then laid them out like so...

...and sewed them up :-). You will need to add a strip of white to the two sides that are missing white ;-)

I prefer this method to others as this method makes it really easy to match and nest your seams for perfect intersections :-)

For this baby quilt I used one charm pack and less than 3/4 yard of white. 

The backing is an old piece of a Michael Miller print I have had for years!

I used the same fabric for the backing and the binding. 

For the free motion quilting, I did a swirl pattern. 

The finished size is 34.5" x 40". The perfect baby size quilt :-)


  1. That's the way I like to sash my quilts, too. So much more accurate that way. She will love it!

  2. I really like this quilt and it looks so easy. What size squares are the charm packs? I would like to use some of my stash since I don't have a charm pack handy. Thanks! :)

  3. This cute and a very clever way of sashing, thank you!

  4. What a clever way to put the blocks together! I have a charm pack begging to be used, I wonder if I have any fabric that would work with it for sashing... hmm... you've got me thinking there!


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