Thursday, December 20, 2012

DIY Project: Striped Baby Quilt

I started another quick little baby quilt last night, cut, pieces, and quilted it in one sitting, then finished the binding this morning.

For the top I used the same print as in my 1 Day Baby Quilt, Michael Miller's Wood Horses print, but in pink instead of the coral, and this time paired with 8 different shades of solid pink cotton.

I used half a yard of the Wood Horses print (same amount as last time), and a fat quarter of each of the other colors. I used 2 yard of a solid gray cotton for the backing. I made the binding from left over pink strips from the quilt top, and thus using up all 8 fat quarters. 

This time I did have enough backing material left to do a double layer binding, first folding the gray backing over the raw edge, and then adding my homemade double binding on top.

Although I mainly make it this way for added durability, I really love the look of the gray peeking out under the top layer, pink binding.

For batting I used a low loft organic bamboo batting, which makes for very thin, light, fluffy quilts. It came out of the dryer all crinkly soft, and I hope that my friend, Kristina, and her little baby girl, will get a lot of use out of it.


Quilt top:
Michael Miller 'Wooden Horses' in pink and gray
8 fat quarters of Robert Kaufmann Kona Cotton, in 8 different shades of solid pink

2 yards solid gray Kona Cotton

Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton, in 8 different shades of solid pink


  1. I LOVE this and I'm going to attempt it today and tomorrow. Blue for my grandson & pink for my granddaughter! Can you please tell me the dimension for your strips that you used?

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thank you! I believe I used fat quarters to make the strips, cutting each one into 4 long strips, which would make each strip 4.5"x22". For the long print strips, they are made using the whole width of a yard, 4.5"x44", but you can add extra fat quarter strips instead, if you prefer. Good luck! I hope they turn out lovely!

  2. Great! Thank you so much! I'm starting on my grandson's today! I can't wait to see how it turns out! ;-)

    1. You're so welcome! I would love to see how it turns out, if you'd like to share when it's done!
      Best of luck! I'm sure it will make a lovely gift!