Mar 11

Cape Ann Baby Quilt with 2.5 inch squares Complete! (#88)

The Cape Ann paper pieced baby quilt is complete!


I received a few 2.5 inch squares of Cape Ann at the Sewing Summit, and was wondering what on earth I would do with this handful of squares.  After finishing my last Cape Ann Quilt using charm squares, I went ahead and cut the remaining charm squares  into 2.5 inch squares and started drawing out some ideas.  I was in a little bit of a paper piecing mood, so I cut out some 5.5 inch paper squares, drew a few guidelines, and began piecing these squares together.  I love using up every last bit of fabric that I have, and I used every last bit of my Cape Ann to make these fun blocks (80 of these paper pieced blocks total).

I wanted to use solids that coordinate with the fabric, but wasn’t too matchy-matchy, so I chose Kona Lake and this Kona off white.  I am so excited about how these blocks came together.  I quilted it with white thread in a spiral design, much like my last quilt.  I’m practicing up for my Homeward Bound Christmas Quilt.  I think I’ll use this design to quilt that monster as well.

After auditioning a few possible backings to this quilt, Penny Lane by Deena Rutter (for Riley Blake) won!   I love the colors and style, and I felt that it complemented the Cape Ann fabric well without being too matchy-matchy.  And, same thing with the binding.  Amy Butler Midwest Modern II Happy Dots Ice is the long name of this binding, and I love it!

This quilt was originally 40 x 50 before washing.  After washing, it is 37 x 47.

So, yes, I’m finally done with Cape Ann Quilts.  I love the fabric, and I love these two quilts that I made.  This one I will probably sell in my shop, but the twin size one is for my baby.  When she’s bigger, of course.

Thanks for visiting!

 *I have made a free paper piecing template to make this quilt. 



  1. Love Cape Ann!! I am making a quilt with it right now, all of the fabrics just bring a smile to my face. Love the binding fabric you chose, complements it well!

  2. ~ Julie ~ says:

    I love this quilt! And the fabric is beautiful! It all fits together so nicely! 🙂

  3. Martha Lyle says:

    Oh, help! I love this quilt, but I’ve never done paper piecing before. I looked at the Moda pattern, but don’t think it is for paper piecing. Us there a template for doing this baby quilt? I’m a great-grandmother with two more babies due in September!