Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Pieced Baby Girl Blanket

1.29.2014

Pieced Baby Girl Blanket

One of my friends just had a little baby girl, and I had a hard time coming up with a gift. I know she loves heirloom quilts, so I decided to make a simple, pieced blanket. I pulled all my warm-colored, feminine fabric scraps out and played with them until I came up with this.
Most of the fabrics are cottons, the red dotted fabric is a flannel, and the white and taupe fabric is home decor weight fabric. I really like the eccentric colors and patterns and how they came together so well, just from my scraps!
The back is just a basic cotton, and I used it to self-bind the blanket. I didn't use any batting inside, it's more of a Spring/Summer blanket, and sewed through a couple of seams to keep the blanket from separating.
I don't enjoy piecing or quilting, but I LOVED picking the colors and patterns and putting them together. That's the only part of quilting that I would do again!
Heather

4 comments:

  1. I love the backing fabric! Great job Heather :)

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  2. Very pretty. I love the colors you chose!

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  3. All from your stash, how beautiful. Great job!

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  4. Good job working through those scraps! Your quilt turned out adorable. I don't enjoy cutting quilts. I like the sewing part, but precise cutting kills me.

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