I wanted to make a baby quilt with charm squares on point, and I happened to stumble upon Amy Smart‘s Tutorial on Moda Bake Shop. I knew I could either figure out all the math for myself, or use her easy-to-understand tutorial.
It was hard to choose which color sashing to do. I immediately thought of white, but some of these fabrics are so light that I wanted to change it up a little. I think this would look good in a natural tan color as the sashing too, or even a dark denim color, but I went bold and used navy. The squares are a combination of multiple fabrics from DS Quilt lines and some matching charm squares.
I used a light blue Gutterman thread to quilt this in a free motion meandering pattern. I think it would have also looked good with a straight line quilting following the sashing lines. But, I couldn’t do it because…
… I chose the DS Quilts plaid fabric for the back. I knew I wanted to use this, but I also knew that unless I was able to get the sashing lines (and therefore quilting lines) to match exactly with the plaid lines in the back, it would forever drive me nuts. So, rather than allow the perfectionist in me to make quilting a frustrating process, I went with free motion meandering.
This quilt was bound with DS quilt stripe fabric. I think it ties it all together well.
This quilt measured 37.5 inches x 45 inches before washing, and 35 inches by 42 inches after washing.
And, after making 5 twin and lap sized quilts, it sure felt good to make a baby quilt!!! Thanks for stopping by!