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Heirloom baby quilt by Kaffe Fassett

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Heirloom Baby Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Retro / Vintage, Classic
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Heirloom Baby Quilt

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What materials did you use? Used tiny pastel florals. This is from a book by Kaffe Fassett called Country Quilts. It is an herringbone pattern using lights and dark's and alternated the rows to make them appear like a herringbone print.

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What are you most proud of? I was able to find a home for it when I bought some items off eBay from a gal who was going to have a baby. When we moved to the desert to retire, I sent it off to Amy who had a boy. She loves it I am sure.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Gather lots of prints in tiny pastel flowers and then buy a diamond ruler. Separate them into lights and darks and start sewing them up forming a long row of the same shades and then sew a light row to a dark row until you have the top as big as you want. In this case it was 40" x 60". A good size for a crib or bassinet. Use a larger print for the border. No need for sashing. Use a washable muslin as the backing or a nice solid color. St in the ditch for quilting. Bind it with a few scraps sewn together. You are done! Enjoy it or give it as a gift to a new mom.

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So soft & sweet! I love this!

01/11/2012 Flag

Thank you! It was easy and made a new mom very happy......I actually miss it on my wall.

01/12/2012 Flag

thank you for sharing, it is inspiring me to make one, how many pieces did you cut out? I am thinking of making mine into blocks. but it would be about the same number of pieces as yours

01/29/2012 Flag