Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Central Park Baby Quilt

My cute neighbor (the one who thinks I'm a tad bit crazy for photographing blankets in my backyard) had her overdue baby yesterday.  I decided very last minute to make a quilt for them.  Because I had only a short amount of time to put it together I came up with this very simple pattern.  I pulled out the remainder of my Central Park fabric and made this quilt in just a few days.  I really wanted to do the squares on point, but I didn't have enough fabric and wanted to just use what I had.

 I used up all my leftover charms for the front and had some of the purple cobblestone fabric for the binding.  I love the rounded corners.  This was my first time trying it, and I think I will always do that for baby quilts.  I love how it softens the overall look.


I had a few fat quarters that I used for the back which I did set on point.  The final size is 44"x46".  The sashing is Kona Snow.

Not too many pictures this time.  It's snowing around here, and I don't think I'll get another good weather day before I give it to her.  I hope she likes it.   I've decided I love making baby quilts.  I get to make and design a fun, pretty quilt, but they are nice and small with minimal time commitment.  I do have a few more babies coming up (not mine) who need quilts.  I have some fun ideas for those.

Edit: I got my idea for the rounded corners from this post from That girl...That quilt.  She also shows how to cut a bias binding.  I do mine a bit different, but it's all the same in the end.

21 comments:

  1. It's perfect...I'm sure she will love it! BTW Kona Snow has become one of my favorites!

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  2. Snowing? Geez!
    Beautiful quilt! I love the simple design (love the back!) and the rounded corners.
    Baby blankets are great for quasi-instant gratification...and so much easier to quilt!

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  3. LOVE the back! And I'll have to give the rounded corned thing a try, too. Baby quilts are SO fun!

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  4. Oh I love those rounded corners! I'll have to try that next time. I agree baby quilts are my favorite size to make, love how you arranged the charm squares with the kona, it looks great!!

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  5. You know what I love. . . you made it so fast and so modest about it. Well I have one thing to say to you. . . "Modest is Hottest!"

    Love the quilt!!!

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  6. I love the rounded corners and I am really sorry it's snowing there again. I am not sure you guys will ever have Spring this year :(

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  7. Such a sweet quilt! I love with you did with the back. It's probably a good thing you can't take pictures! You might spoil the surprise if she saw you in the backyard.

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  8. P.S. I love the rounded corners! I need to try that. Any tips?

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  9. Love it. I agree that the rounded corners really soften the look. I always love your stuff, Kati! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  10. Sometimes simple is best. I love it :-)

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  11. I love simple! I love quick and easy too! Baby quilts are the perfect size, aren't they?

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  12. Darling quilt - front and back! I really like how you set the back on point.

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  13. I love this, Kati! I especially love what you did on the back, setting those fabrics on point like that. Maybe your neighbors will stop giving you funny looks when you're having quilt photoshoots now? :)

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  14. I like the quilt, I especially like that back, very nice and very clever!

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  15. This is such a cute quilt! I'm a big fan of Central Park.

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  16. I don't think I've ever seen rounded corners before and I agree with you...they look great!

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  17. I love the back of this baby quilt, Kati. It is just adorable.

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