After having my very own tiny human, I feel like quilting has really been on the back burner for me, but I recently got a chance to get down to my sewing space and finish up the quilt top that is supposed to be my daughter’s baby quilt. Hey – maybe if I’m lucky I’ll get the quilt done before her 1st birthday!
This quilt is super simple. It features images from the Little Golden Books Fuzzy Duckling fabric book panel. I picked mine up at a local quilt shop, but this panel is widely available online, and the design for the quilt should work with panels for any of the Little Golden Books fabric books.
The design is a simple alernating block pattern that is 4×5 blocks. With each block finishing at 10-inches, the entire quilt 40×50-inches. There were 2 block patterns in my design, a simple 8-pointed star and a framed block featuring images from the panel.
The featured image block is a 6-inch square image, that has been fussy-cut from the soft book panel, surrounded in 2-inch strips. While the star block is an 8-inch star block pattern (similar pattern for free from accuquilt) surrounded by 1-inch strips. This makes the the total block size 10-inches to match the feature image blocks, but keeps the math easy. I like easy math. My star blocks used a single print for the star and a second for all the “background” pieces, but I’ve shown the block in multiple colors so that you can see how the pieces go together.
For the quilt, I made 10 of each block. This left me a couple unused images in the panel. These can be used as part of a decorative backing, or for a small matching taggie blanket.
Overall, I’m happy with how the top came out (though my points certainly aren’t perfect). Here’s hoping I get the thing quilted soon.