Saturday, November 10, 2018

Princess Baby Quilt

My coworker's baby girl is due next month.  She requested pink with purple.  I pulled together pinks and lavenders.  One of the fabrics has a princess theme with princesses, castles and even little green frogs!
I arranged all the charm squares into rows on point.  (Cutting instructions at the end).  The border is charm squares sewn together and then cut in half, which creates four borders out of two strips.
After sewing the long border strip on all sides, I took this little glass bowl and drew a line to make my scallops.
Before Quilting
I placed the right sides of the front and back together and then placed the batting on the back of the front and sewed 1/4" seam around each scallop and then turned right sides out.  I thought I was going to save a lot of time because no binding to apply, but it turned out that sewing around each curve wasn't that easy and there were a few spots that I needed to resew because when I turned it right sides out, there were small holes.  Not sure if I would use this method again.

Having placed right sides together and sewing around the scallops and then turning it out through the seam on the back, which I'd sewn partially with large stitches, I was worried the fabric would end up bunching up and it did, but just a tiny bit.

Here are some cutting instructions.
Cutting instructions:
Corner square triangles:  5 7/8" square cut diagonally twice
Setting triangles:  7 5/8" squares cut diagonally twice
Patchwork:  5" squares

Borders:  5" squares sewn together and then cut in half lengthwise to create two borders.  Make two.  Cut the edge with scallop design if desired.

1 comment:

KaHolly said...

Too sweet, Sheri! She’s going to love it. Your scallops were worth the effort!