“hoot!” baby quilt finished!

I have finished my sister’s baby quilt! "hoot!" I called this one “hoot!” because the little green owl seemed to pop out at me. Some of these fabrics are so cute! Owls In my tutorial for this quilt top I showed how to put the diagonal sashing together. I decided to echo the diagonal lines with some quilting in contrasting thread. Quilted cross At the centre of each coloured square I placed a single tie, in blue thread. I would have used a button, here, if the quilt was destined for an older child! Tied in the centre I debated whether I should put a felt fabric flower in the centre instead, but decided against it on the principle that it would be too fussy, and maybe also still choke-able. Flannelette backing The backing of the quilt is a flannelette baby wrap from when Will and Evie were little. Now that they are grown out of these, I’m using them up in meaningful gifts like this one, or to make children’s clothes (winter nightgowns, for example). My inspiration for this quilt came from this quilt, by Lee at Freshly Pieced. I had some orphan signature blocks (like in this example) that had never made it into a quilt. I cut my signature blocks in half, added a whole lot more, and used some grey sashing I found at the local Op Shop to complete the design. Rusty and the Quilt I think Rusty-Ted likes it, don’t you? Quilt label As this is destined for a new niece, I signed my quilt as “Aunty Jess”. As much as I’d love to keep this one for myself, it’s going to give me great pleasure to give it away, some time in December. Not long now! Linking up with TGIFF, and Crazy Mom Quilts. 🙂

10 thoughts on ““hoot!” baby quilt finished!

    1. Thanks Jill! I had a lot of fun putting it together, it was reasonable easy (for a quilt) despite the triangles shapes. I found it easy to mix the colours up. Sometimes the colours are the hardest part! 🙂

  1. This is a really neat baby quilt. Actually – it’d be a perfect design for a baby quilt for my cousin. . . Thanks for the tutorial on the diagonal sashings!

    1. Thank you! I thought it worked well in baby size. It was a bit of luck because the signature blocks were a random size and I just re-purposed them for this. 🙂

      Glad you liked the tutorial, too!

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