Honey Bear Baby Quilt

Last weekend mom and I enjoyed a day at our local quilt show. While we were open to shopping for all kinds of goodies, I did have a special project in mind. I needed a neutral fabric pairing for a whole cloth baby quilt. My best friend is expecting her first this Fall and I wanted to make a special baby quilt for her and sweet Emilee ❤

Here’s my quilt show haul! They had some great selections this year. Lots of new vendors and packed to capacity with quilts! I found a great fabric bundle, which came with the “Stepping Stones” pattern, an organizational stand and fabric kit, a needle threader, a mini Christmas quilt pattern “Bah Humbug”, which reminded me of Petey, and finally the perfect fabric for my whole cloth baby quilt. The very next day, I trimmed the fabric and started basting the quilt!

I free motion quilted some loops and finished it off with the same yellow fabric for the binding. I had a perfectly matching quilt label from a Gingiber panel in my stash, which I hand appliqued on to the bottom back corner. I finished this quilt in one day!

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I had an extra receiving blanket I made a while back and decided to include that with my gift. I washed and dried both blankets and had just enough burlap ribbon for this nice finished bow. Mom-to-be requested no wrapped gifts so everyone can see the lovely gifts without a show and tell. So clever!

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Nursery Panel Baby Quilt

Whole cloth quilts are quick to whip up and they are my go to projects for a baby shower gift. I tried a panel for the first time and I really enjoyed making a baby quilt this way. I backed the quilt in cozy flannel, used all natural batting, and quilted the top by following the panel lines. So simple! This baby quilt has a red polka dot binding for the finish. These adorable forest animals make for a perfect tummy-time viewing ❤

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Nautical Baby Quilt

Ahoy it’s a boy!

This was the phrase on the baby shower invite I received last month. With that, I was eager to make a trip to my local Joann fabric store and find some nautical prints for a quick baby quilt. I had no idea what I would make, but I had the invite in hand for inspiration. With the help of my husband (yes, he’s got a great eye for design), we settled on the following selection:

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After all the baby quilts I made, I knew the yardage I would most likely need. 3 yards for the front, 1 1/4 yard for the back, 1/2 yard for the binding. That’s a good rule of thumb if you haven’t settled on a pattern. From my 3-Fabric Quilts book, I found a pattern called Simplici-T, which called for the exact yardage I purchased.

I’m very happy with how quick the quilt was to make. It took me only 3 days to complete, as the book even suggests it’s a good weekend project. I quilted long wavy lines to mimic the ocean for an easy finish. What do you think!?

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Wait… Neko, get out of the way missy!

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