Wednesday, February 3, 2010

From little things big things grow

I've spent the last few days stealing a bit of time here and there to make this little quilt for a friends brand new baby girl.

I went to the Just Remnants shop in Marrickville last week and found these Lecien Merry Bon Bon fat quarters for $5 each - perfect, I thought, they will be great for a little quilt for Molly!

My plan was to keep it really simple, you know, trim the fat quarter panels down alittle and just add a nice wide border to bring it up to size.  Well of course one thing led to another and this is what I ended up with....

I really love it.

The finished quilt measures 47" x 29", a good cot sized quilt.

I wanted something that wasn't too pink and girly and everything other than the Lecien fat quarters I already had in my stash, so it came together quite nicely I think.

In an attempt to stick with my keeping it simple idea, I decided to forego binding and use the method Joelle Hoverson uses in her super quick and easy baby quilt from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts
I backed it with the same fabric I used on the front for the sashing.

I personalised it by adding a love heart which I printed the baby's name and date of birth on using Matilda's Own Inkjet Printable Fabric - I love that stuff.


  1. Beautiful Fran. I love those Merry Bon Bon fabrics but had never thought of what to make with them. The quilt is perfect....

  2. Oh wow, that is just beautiful... I can see one very happy mummy when she receives that baby pressie!

  3. What's not to love, it's beautiful Fran. The Lecien squares give it such a lovely vintage feel - perfect for a baby.

  4. That really is beautiful - what a lucky baby!

  5. It's beautiful Fran, just gorgeous!!

  6. Gorgeous lovely quilt. I love that Lecien fabric. Congrats on Miss A's first day!


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