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Super Sweet Baby Quilt (with brief tutorial)

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Super Sweet Baby Blanket
A few weeks ago, my son's 3rd grade teacher announced that she was going to be adopting a baby girl very soon. We are so excited for her! She has been wonderful for dealing with my (somewhat challenging) 8 year old son and I wanted to do something nice for her.Super Sweet Baby Blanket

First (of course) I wanted to make her a quilt. I had a stack of scraps of Rifle Paper Co fat quarters from these two quilts (here and here) and decided to use a few prints from each of them plus a few prints from my stash.

Super Sweet Baby Blanket

I knew that I wanted to go super sweet and girly with the colors, so I picked the softer prints from the collections. This color scheme is a little out of my wheelhouse because I tend to favor more saturated colors, but I just fell in love with it.

Super Sweet Baby Blanket
Super Sweet Baby Blanket

For the backing fabric, I used my favorite Rifle Paper Co print ever. I do not think there is a prettier, sweeter fabric out there.

The layout is just off-set rectangles, which would work really well for any scraps you have sitting around. Here is the info on how I made this baby size version:
Cut (93) 3" x 6.5"
Cut (18) 3" x 3.5
Sew the rectangles into rows, then sew the rows together.

Super Sweet Baby Blanket

I did some grid quilting - it is the first time in a while I have marked lines for quilting on my quilt (I have gotten lazy!) and there is a little rundown on my process in my Instagram story highlights (the one called "Marking a Grid") if you want to see how I do it.

Super Sweet Baby Blanket

In addition to the quilt, I added a couple of my kids' favorite read aloud books - I am a Bunny by by Ole Risom and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson - plus a favorite baby toy and an Amazon gift card.

We found out that the baby was born yesterday and so my son's teacher will be out for the rest of the school year. Sad for us, but so happy for them!

Finished Size: 36" x 42"
Fabrics: Various Rifle Paper Co, Cotton + Steel Basics, and others
Backing: Menagerie Jardin de Paris in Peony by Rifle Paper Co
Batting: Happy Cloud Cotton Batting (on sale for a steal!)

Super Sweet Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table QuiltingSuper Sweet Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

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