Every now and again it comes time to replenish my stash of baby quilts. I like to make baby quilts in between more complex projects. Like most quilters, I like to have a few on hand for gifts and I also sometimes give them to guilds that host me who have charity quilts as part of their guild.
The first one is from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman from the Oh Fransson blog. You can get the free pattern here. The pattern is very well written and illustrated.
I made the backing as Elizabeth's pattern instructs. Somehow I still had 10 nine-patch blocks left over but that could be because I used full strips cut in half rather than fat quarters. I'd like to make a "girl" version of this quilt so if I again have that many blocks left over I will get a third quilt from the remaining 9-patches. This is why my projects never end...............
This is the "girl" baby quilt I also made over the weekend. The pinwheel design I just designed using EQ7. Luckily I have 3" finished HST Thangles on hand for the pinwheels. The fabric had been purchased in Michigan when I was at the retreat there last Spring so it was time it was used up! I used a pale green and white gingham on the backing.