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