Baby quilt for Alexandra

After I finish a big project, a small one is a must.  A friend was expecting a baby, so a baby quilt it was.  I actually finished it the day before she was born–whew!

This is a disappearing 9-patch design.  It’s super easy, but looks like it’s not.  My favorite type of design!  I got out all my pink fabrics and cut 5-inch squares.  Then I cut 5-inch gray squares and white squares.  I sewed them all together as 9-patches with the grays in the center, then cut each 9-patch in half in both directions to get four smaller blocks.  The next step is to rotate each of those new blocks and sew them together again.  Looks pretty cool!

Quilting it was fast and easy.  I’ve been working on my free-motion quilting, and saw this as a perfect opportunity to practice.  I found a simple, pretty quilting design using hearts that worked absolutely perfectly for this quilt.  It was easy, fast, and so much fun!  Here’s a close-up of the quilting.

4 thoughts on “Baby quilt for Alexandra

  1. Aren’t you sneaky! What a great design. Someone will treasure that quilt through the years and never realize that it wasn’t a lot harder to do.
    Thanks so much for sharing.


  2. Absolutely beautiful ! Love the free motion quilting of hearts. Gives it a special look.Thanks for sharing.I am leaving knitting and turning to quilting and I love the free motion aspect of quilting. I have never seen the large hearts quilted and it does not look like you used a ruler. Nice job!!


  3. Good bit of advice there: do a smaller project after a larger one!!!! Will remember that.
    And, you are great/creative/polished with those quilting finishes!!!!! 🙂


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