Oct 17

Baby quilt using fabric from “Stampin’ up”

*I have made free a tutorial for this quilt.

My friend, Jane Lee, is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, and happened to mention that Stampin’ up sold fabric.  And she happened to let me know it was on sale, so I happened to buy some and then made this quilt.  Actually, I made two identical quilts.

square in square quilt

 This bundle of fabric is called “Essentials Designer Fabric.”  I loved the simplicity of the fabric and knew that this would make the perfect baby quilt for a boy.  I’ve been trying to move away from making green, blue, brown, and gray boy quilts.  I love this deep red and friendly yellow.

 

I used a blue Kona solid for the binding of the quilt, but I forget the name of the color.  The backing is minky, which is my new go-to, for a while now.  Whenever I use minky for the back, I machine bind my quilts.  I also spray baste and pin baste the quilts, and I haven’t had any quilting problems yet (knock on wood)!

minky backing quilt

 

I wanted to take picture of these quilts in a new place, so one day, as we were picking up my parents from the airport, I decided to make a quick detour to Saltair, a beautiful building along the shore of the Great Salt Lake.

saltair square quilt

It was slightly windy, and I had more kids that wanted to help than I had quilts to hold, so thus we see a few extra hands in this picture.  I was a little disappointed in the Saltair parking situation.  I wasn’t allowed to park in the parking lot, but I was able to walk through the parking lot.  Access to the actual building is restricted, so you can only go in if you pay for a function being held inside, like concerts or dances.

But, just a few feet away was access to the Great Salt Lake.

salt lake quilt

The mountain in the background is called Antelope Island, and it is actually a state park, with bison roaming the island.  The lake was pretty dry this year, but that just left more dead bird skeletons for us to walk over!   We also made friends with some men with metal detectors.  We gave them the fork we found.

square in square quilt 2

Home at last!  One of the quilts already has a new home with a special baby boy who was born recently.  This quilt measures 33 inches by 40 inches.

Thanks for visiting!  If you are ever out this way, I’ll take you on a trip to the Great Salt Lake, too.  It’s a great place to let your kids run free and find bird skeletons!

Oh, and Stampin’ up is currently having a sale on their fabric.  If you are interested, you can visit my friend’s shop here.

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3 comments!!!

  1. Jane Lee says:

    I love LoVe LOVE how these quilts turned out!!

  2. Karen says:

    Hello! I just love this quilt, congratulations! Can you tell me where you got the pattern for it. I want to make one just like it!

    Thanks
    Karen