Welcome to my stop on the Fat Quarter Baby blog hop! We’re celebrating the release of Fat Quarter Shop‘s new book “Fat Quarter Baby“! Twenty of us were lucky enough to sew up one of the baby quilts in the book to show off these amazing patterns. I love that they have 10 girl styles and 10 boy styles. I am always looking for cute and original baby quilt patterns and I was blown away by all the adorable designs in this book. I was paired with the ‘Claire’ quilt, and it’s classic style is so precious with the sweetest baby rattles!
The book calls for the 8 rattles to be constructed from four fat quarters, two of each design. I used 8 fat eighths to vary it up a little. I love the little bow on the handle of the rattle. Once everything was cut, I was really surprised at how quickly each block came together.
I chose to use Lecien‘s newest Flower Sugar collection (due in stores Spring 2016) and I love how these cool colors and feminine prints create the sweetest girly baby quilt!
For the backing I used Riley Blake’s Le Creme Swiss Dots in Aqua, and the binding was pieced from two of the Flower Sugar prints. I machine bind almost all my quilts – have you tried that time saver?
One of my favorite elements of this quilt is the floating block placement. I realize that my habit is to just lay things out in a completely linear way, and I love the reminder that staggering them can create such a pleasing visual effect, and it’s also very forgiving if your blocks vary in size.
I loved watching this quilt come together. My dear friend Jennifer is due with her first baby in April, and I can’t wait to gift her this beautiful blanket! Be sure to check out each of the other quilts revealed today:
Anne – Caroline of Sew Can She
Elizabeth – Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Emma – Melissa of Happy Quilting
Hannah – Sherri of A Quilting Life
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs