It’s getting into summer time and I just love the floral print fabrics that are coming out! My friend recently had her 8th child and it’s a girl! She has 5 boys so a girl was a nice surprise!
I decided that do make her a little small baby blanket that as her little girl Aviva got older, she could possibly hang on to it without it dragging on the ground.
This was a super easy project, that also is a amazing one of a kind gift. I purchased the Omnigrip 6-1/2-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Non-Slip Quilter’s Ruler, and boy am I glad I ended up getting this one! It did not slip when cutting with my Rotary cutter so cutting my squares was a breeze.
I laid the squares out on the floor, how I wanted it to look and then picked them up row by row and labeled them with a sticky note so I could know which row to sew together. I also did simple straight lines, but if you want to spice it up a bit you could do some really neat swirls. If you have an embroidery machine you can even have your machine do the swirls for you if you don’t want to do it free-handed. Wonderclips will also be your best friend when sewing your quilt together, I use them for practically every sewing project I do.
Get simple light weight quilt batting for a great feel, not too thick if it’s for a newborn. I decided not to do binding on this one…again we are doing a simple 1 hour quilt that is easy for a beginner. I choose a modern black and white dotted backing to go along with my vintage/floral squares on the front.
- When cutting out your pieces leave about 1-2 inches extra of your batting and backing fabric.
- Once you have your squares together (I did 5 across & 5 down), sew your front and back facing together on the inside with the batting outside, behind either the front or back
- Sew 1/4 seam allowance, leaving an opening to turn it inside out
- Turn right side out and sew your edge, starting at your opening, about 1/4 seam allowance
- Then start sewing done each column and row or do a design of swirls if you’re up for it.