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. 

15 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  8. That is so cute! You are very talented. I'm sure baby Charlie will love it!
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  9. Oh, this is SO beautiful! Your work is always so tasteful, simple and elegant. Lucky Baby Charlie!

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  10. Great job! This is a beautiful quilt!! (www.onetwentyonedesigns.com)

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  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!

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  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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