Monday, February 4, 2013

whole cloth baby quilt

The other day I made the easiest quilt ever.


I started off with just these three fabrics, plus the batting. My plan was to make a simple whole cloth quilt.


I made myself a quilt sandwich using lovely lime and pink polka dotty fabric from Lecien for one side, and a pretty flowery light blue fabric I received from  Wholeport for the other side.


I then drew out my diagonal grid for quilting (I always use this disappearing ink pen to mark my grids).


I used aqua thread to do an all over diagonal grid pattern and absolutely love the texture this kind of quilting produced.


At first I was planning on using pink striped fabric (shown in the very top picture) for the binding, but after seeing my pretty flowers I decided a bright yellow would be a much better choice.


I rounded the corners and attached the happy yellow polka dotty binding (cut on bias) by machine to one side.


Then I took the opportunity to add a little bit more interest to this simple quilt by attaching the other part of binding using running stitch and contrasting thread. I do love how it looks and it makes for a completely reversible baby quilt.

 
It finished at 34" x 41" and it was definitely the quickest quilt I've ever made. And, I only needed 2 yards of fabric, plus about another 1/4 yard for the binding.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day, friends. Svetlana

28 comments:

  1. That is adorable Svetlana! And I love the hand stitched detail on the binding.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! This would be such a sweet present for a little one. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is very sweet. I used a diagonal quilting for a wholecloth quilt I did a while back (nothing sweet like this, a novelty print for my 3yo actually), and I think it's a very nice choice! I love the yellow binding!

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  4. Love the touch of the running stitch on the binding

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  5. Simple and beautiful. By rounding your corners as you did it makes the binding even easier too.

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  6. Lovely quilt, love the running stitch x

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  7. Such a sweet quilt, and I love what you did with the binding!!

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  8. Very sweet. I especially love the colors. I've been wanting to make a whole cloth quilt for sOmetime.

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  9. So pretty! I love the running stitch on the binding!

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  10. This is so sweet, I love the colors!

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  11. It's cute and I love what you did on the binding! I'm going to copy you and do that on the next quilt I bind.

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  12. What a nice touch on the binding. Beautiful stitches!

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  13. So pretty and sweet! Love the blue fabric!! xo Heather

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  14. Just a lovely quilt! The curved corners and hand stitched binding make it so special!

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  15. It's so simple yet really pretty!

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  16. It is loely, goes to show that sometimes the simpler the better!

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  17. Looks wonderful, lovely color combination. Love it!

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  18. That is so gorgeous!! Love the cute colours and the rounded corners and stitched binding are the perfect finishing touches! :)

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  19. What a sweet and simple idea. I keep meaning to try rounded corners sometime, but I don't like making bias binding!

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  20. It's so sweet. I love your handstitching on the binding. Just lovely!

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  21. it looks so cute! and I agree that the handstitching is a sweet touch!

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  22. ooh i love your quilt!! I have that yardstick!! bought years and years ago when i began sewing :)

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  23. Love, love, love the handstitching!

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  24. what a great idea for a quick and special gift

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  25. You will never see this children clothes ever,very cool than you can imagine

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