A family member just had a baby this past week, and I wanted to send her a little gift to welcome the precious little one.
I decided to put together a simple and quick baby quilt using fat quarters and scraps from my stash. I had some super cute safari themed fabric with giraffes, zebras, and alligators that I thought would be perfect for a baby boy.
I cut out 48 squares at 5.5 inches unfinished, and then set them out in 8 rows of 6 blocks each.
It’s was a pretty quick process to sew these blocks together, and then sew the rows together. Once I had assembled the top, I decided to add borders. However, I only had fat quarters and odd scraps, so I had to piece the borders together. I used 3″ borders all around the quilt, with giraffes down the sides and zebras on the top and bottom.
For the backing, I used a piece of minky called “Safari Jeep” by Michael Miller Fabrics. I did purchase this piece from a local quilt shop because I wanted the softness of minky, but I didn’t have any in my stash.
I did a simple stippling for quilting using Glide thread in Lemon Ice. I loved the look of the yellow thread against the quit. The minky back quilted up beautifully on my HQ Avante. The binding is a navy blue and white striped fabric.
I forgot to measure the finished quilt before I mailed it off to the new mom and baby yesterday. I think it is close to a crib size.
Here’s a look at the finished quilt, with my inspector helping:
I hope the mom and little one enjoy this quilt for years to come!