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Baby’s First Dorm Quilt

I am so behind on blogging! Thankfully, I’m a little less behind on sewing. Apologies to those who might have seen this quilt top on Instagram, or in Cotton +Steel’s newsletter, like, um, weeks ago.

Baby Hexagon Quilt, by Stitchified

This quilt is for my new baby girl, who is due in just a few short weeks (ahh!). In retrospect, it’s more adult than I intended. I’ve affectionately dubbed it “Baby’s first dorm quilt.”  (And I’ll admit that I have started piecing a second more delicately feminine baby quilt. Babies deserve many quilts, right?).

The quilt features many of my favorite prints from Cotton+Steel’s new collections, which are just gorgeous. I really love everything about their spring collection, but my favorite thing is how easy it is to mix and match between lines.  I started with a Mustang layer cake, and mixed in a few prints from their basics lines and the butterflies from MoonLit. And did I mention it’s shiny? Yay for metallics!

To make the quilt top I used my Hex N’ More ruler and the #delightquilt pattern by JaybirdQuilts. I’ve had the ruler for awhile, but this was my first time using it. It really made cutting and piecing a breeze — no partial or Y-seams! will definitely be using it more often!

Quilt top detail, by stitchified

This is also the first time I’ve pieced on  my featherweight when accuracy counted… which means that my points are far from perfect. It wasn’t easy for me to let the imperfections slide, but I forced myself to let it go.  Practice makes pefect, right?

Next up. quilting and binding before this baby shows up!

Linking up with CrazyMomQuilts and Finish It Up Friday!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Laurie October 10, 2014, 10:59 am

    Baby’s first dorm quilt! HA! I love it. It’s a very sweet quilt- you’ve done a great job.

  • Lorna McMahon October 10, 2014, 2:17 pm

    I love it! The fabrics are superb and the design is so fun! Congratulations on the news of your daughter’s upcoming birth, Jen. Great news! And I agree… A baby can never have too many quilts!

  • Shelley Folkerts October 10, 2014, 10:43 pm

    I love your quilt, Jen. The Cotton and Steel are such fun prints. I have not worked with that hexagon ruler yet, but have something similar. No partial or Y seams is a win. Congrats on the upcoming birth of your daughter. Be sure to take care of yourself.

  • Penny G October 11, 2014, 11:28 am

    I love the quilt and seem to remember having read that babies see strong colors better anyway.

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