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. 


  1. I'm green with envy over this quilt! I love it, soooo pretty. Very nice job! :)

  2. It's darling, Alissa! I know they will treasure it.

  3. It turned out great. I wish my sewing skills were there.

  4. Love this one! the colors are so serene.

  5. This is adorable! You are sooooo talented and skilled :)

  6. Oh my gosh, it is soooooo cute!!!! LOVE the fabrics.

  7. How lovely to check in and you've been back. Hope all things are going well for you. Charley is a lucky boy to have a quilt so lovingly made for him. It's beautiful.

  8. That is so cute! You are very talented. I'm sure baby Charlie will love it!

  9. Oh, this is SO beautiful! Your work is always so tasteful, simple and elegant. Lucky Baby Charlie!

  10. Great job! This is a beautiful quilt!! (

  11. Hi Alissa! :) long time no talk :) I'm curious: did you top-stitch the quilt yourself or did you have someone else do it? I absolutely love it!

  12. Just stumbled upon your blog and I must say this quilt is absolutely beautiful!! What a great personal baby gift! Love it!


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