My sister-in-law, Carol, asked me to make a baby quilt for a baby shower gift.
(it was a bright sunny day when I photographed)
I decided to go very traditional and use some charm packs with lots of pink!
Here's what you'll need:
finished size - 42" x 49"
2 charm packs
1 1/4 yards solid
1/2 yard binding
1 1/2 yards backing
From the solid fabric:
~ Cut 5 - 8" squares then cut each of these TWICE diagonally to use for your side triangles. (yields 20 - you will use 18)
~ Cut 2 - 4.5" squares then cut each of these ONCE diagonally to use for the corner triangles.
You will use 50 charms squares for the center of the quilt.
The remaining squares you will cut in half for your inner pieced border.
Inner border: cut 4 - 2 1/2" strips
Outer border: cut 6 - 2 1/2" strips
Sewing: (you will be sewing diagonal rows)
Start with a side triangle and sew it to a charm square. Add another side triangle to the other side of the charm square. This is your first DIAGONAL row.
Continue in this manner adding or subtracting charms as you build your rows. (see 2nd photo for placement)
Add a border of 2 1/2" solid strips to "float" your cute quilt.
Add a border of 2 1/2" cut charms - sew end to end.
Add an outer border of 2 1/2" solid strips.
You're finished! And it's darling!
Sweet flannel backing.
(I love this old water pump & barrel)
Green Denyse Schmidt plaid for binding.
I machine quilted it with double bubbles - makes it look a little puffy!
Thank you, Danette - my neighbor, for letting me photograph this pink cuteness on your property.