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Baby Patchwork Owl Quilt

I hinted at this new quilt a few days ago, but now that it has been sent off in the mail, I can reveal it!

The Baby Patchwork Owl Quilt:

I have two friends who are expecting their first babies soon, so I just had to make a little something.  This is indeed little!  Teeny tiny, really.  Let’s call it a carseat quilt, or mini play mat, or lovey, and call it a day 🙂

All that was needed was a charm pack (a pack of 42 5-inch squares) for the front, three fat quarters for the back, and some white fabric for the sashing and binding.  I used the same quilt-as-you-go technique that I learned from the Crazy Shortcut Quilts book.

My friend has a Noah’s Ark theme for the nursery, so I wanted fabrics that featured animals.  I bought the Ten Little Things charm pack on eBay, along with the Little Critters fat quarters for the backing.

Each block was a 2 x 3 rectangle of charm squares.  I quilted X’s and squares on alternating squares within each block.  Then I joined the six blocks together with sashing.  I like how you can see the quilting on the back, too.

This is my second completed quilt, and although I always tweak quilt patterns a little bit, this is the first time I just sat down with the fabric and didn’t use a tutorial or pattern to design the layout.  That’s why it’s so simple!  But I like the simple patchwork, and I hope my friend’s new baby boy does too!

A few more details…

I even got to use my new label maker!

If you want to check out the other quilts I’ve completed, click on the “Craft Chat” tab on my website.  I just spent last weekend organizing my archives, so hopefully my Craft Chat, Book Chat, and Chit Chat posts are easier to navigate now!

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