Friday, February 10, 2012

littler baby quilts

I decided which layout I liked better and finished up Itty Bitty Blue Barn Raising.



I absolutely love little baby quilts. It's so much fun to make a few blocks and experiment with a color scheme or layout. I'm almost always happy with the results. Sometimes I'm so happy that I decide to make a bigger version. Sometimes I make it again with a slightly different layout or color scheme.

When I started the baby quilts a couple of years ago, I was making them about 30" square -- the same size as the receiving blankets that I always tucked into my little babies' strollers or car seats. Then I kept reading that people liked to make bigger, much bigger, baby quilts, and I gave in to peer pressure and started making my own quilts bigger.

This past week, I found out that a local quilt shop is collecting quilts for the NICU and wants them 30" square. KaHolly is collecting even littler ones, starting at 24" square.

So I bought myself some white muslin and I'm having fun. I had a whole lot of half square triangles left over from the two Extra Scrappy Pinwheels, so I decided to try repeating the bloodthirsty little quilt again, this time with only two colors and checkerboard nine patch blocks.



And I haven't put aside my drab postage stamps. I'm using those as leaders and enders while I play with the baby quilts.

This post is linked to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts, Sew and Tell, and Can I get a Whoop-Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

11 comments:

krisgray said...

Love your little quilts! They're so much easier - period!

Amy said...

That's the layout I would have picked too! I would have said so on the earlier post, but figured by the time I read it you would have made your choice...

I bet you feel vindicated on the blanket sizes. :)

Fabrics N Quilts said...

small projects are always such a joy after working on a big one! It takes a while for me to work up the gumption to do a big one after a finish!
Whoop Whoop!

Carla said...

Love those mini quilts! I would of layed it out the same way.

Abby said...

Two great quilts to help use up all my scraps. They are both darling. Thanks for sharing!

Alycia said...

Both are so great!!

Denise :) said...

Little quilts are sweet. The NICU quilts our guild makes to donate are 20 X 29. I did make the two baby quilts for my grandbabies bigger, because I wanted them to be able to still cuddle into their toddler years!! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like the smaller baby quilts too - when did someone (or who) decide they need a full size quilt? Very sweet.

Shawn said...

These quilts are fun, so pretty!!!

Sarah Craig said...

Sweet little quilts! I agree with you on size - we make our baby quilts about 36" square for the newborns in our church. Most of the moms say this is a really good size for using with a carseat. We save the bigger quilts for toddlers and grade-schoolers.....

Whoop whoop!!

Sally said...

These are very pretty! I haven't made any baby quilts yet, but I will be soon (my bestie is pregnant with twins!)

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