As Felicity's baby shower is next weekend I thought I would try to make her something similar.
I used the cutting & piecing method described by the Purl Bee'sZig Zag Quilt. Because I wanted the quilt to be square & smaller than a crib-sized quilt, I cut:
- Sixteen 4-7/8 inch squares from the pink fabric,
- Sixteen 4-7/8 inch squares from the white fabric,
- Thirty-two 4-7/8 inch squares from the yellow fabric,
But didn't bother with the
- Three 4-1/2 inch x 32-1/2 inch strips from the yellow fabric
The quilt ended up being 8x8 squares, measuring X cm (X inches) square - Perfect! It's as if I planned it that way.
I backed the quilt with flannel, pink with small white stars. I added a strip of the flower fabric (made from the off-cuts) -partly because it looks good & everyone seems to be doing it, and partly because my flannel was too short so I needed to add extra length. I like the result a lot.
The end result is a very soft, compact quilt that is perfect for the nappy bag, bottom of the pram or bassinet. I hope she likes it.
I will definitely make another this way again. If I can make it in less than 48 hours with 2 kiddies, one of whom loves to play with the pin-cushion & sewing machine peddle, and another who feeds every 2-3 hours (or so it seems sometimes!), ANYONE CAN!