Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Baby Quilt

During the Auckland-only Covid Level 3 lockdown in August last year, I pulled my Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt top apart. It was too big to ever be useful, and I didn't love it. I made it into 10 little NICU quilts and three baby-sized quilts. During the process, I remembered how nice the bigger blocks are and what good one block quilts they make. So when the opportunity arose to make a boy baby quilt for gifting, I re-used the pattern for Block One. I wish it had a cooler name!

Loving the tan spot. The navy solid is Mediterranean kona. It is lovely. It is also a lint collector!

Thinking a baby quilt will need more washing than a adult quilt, I went for cotton batting and machine quilting. My straight lines could be straighter! I was hesitant to use grey thread over the navy fabric but wanted the grey to blend in with the rest, so it is what it is.

It is backed with a grey and white spot and bound with a navy and white stripe - both off the shelf. The lovely navy and white has 2017 on the selvedge. I knew it would come in handy one day.


  1. Fabulous quilt, Not too babyish either, so it can be used when he's older.

    1. Thanks. Not a big fan of those kiddy prints!