Monday, September 16, 2013

A Quilt for Baby Charlie

When one of my best friends was pregnant, and found out she was having a boy, I got to work sewing him a baby quilt.  I already had some of the boy themed fabric and couldn't wait to use it.
This Alexander Henry print with the animals is one of my favorites.  Isn't it darling?
I didn't have a pattern for this quilt, but the idea came from this one by Kelly of Irene Design that I have pinned on Pinterest.  I figured out the size I wanted for my finished quilt, and worked backwards from there to figure out what size squares to cut.  I ended up using 4-1/2" squares for a finished quilt size of 35" x 42".  If you are looking for an easy way to make triangles for a quilt like this, follow this method.  So easy!
I started by laying out the squares in a pattern that looked good, and then sewed the rows together, left to right.  Once all the vertical rows were sewed, I sewed the horizontal rows together. 
The view from my sewing table at the rental house as I was sewing this last spring. 
I didn't finish the quilt before the baby was born, so baby Charlie got his initials embroidered on the back of the quilt.  I love that I was able to incorporate them.
And the finished quilt...



I really love making quilts for babies - there is something special about sewing for a new little one.  See my other baby quilts here and here.
Hopefully, Baby Charlie will love his quilt as much as I loved making it. 

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