Friday, October 9, 2015

Cradle Quilt - A Work in Progress

After making the Funky Quarter Cabins quilt last week, I had a few scraps on the cutting table.

Rather than put them away, I decided to see what else I could make from them. There were two fabrics that I was quite fond of that did not make it into the first quilt. That is where I started. There was a fat quarter of the orange and odd scraps of the dot. Both were cut into as many 2 1/2 inch strips as they would make. The strip sets were cut into 2 1/2 inch segments and cute 4-patch blocks were made.

There was enough fabric to make 25 4-patch blocks. To complement the 4-patch blocks, 4 1/2 inch squares were cut from most of the remaining fabrics, enough so that each 4-patch had a 4 1/2 inch square to go with it. Then I started playing with the layout.

It didn't take long to figure out that 50 blocks didn't work out to a very good layout so I ended up using six blocks across and eight blocks down. There was only one 4-patch that was left behind. The finished size of this quilt will be 24 inches x 32 inches which is fairly small.

Small is perfect for a cradle, stroller, or car seat. And I can see a child getting attached to a quilt of this size and carrying it with them everywhere until it fell apart. I always wish that for my quilts. I want someone to love them until they are completely worn out from all the love they have been given.

The plan is to quilt and finish this one next week.

The goal is to not straight line quilt it. Maybe concentric circles or random loops would be the right thing.

Now I think I can put away the rest of these scraps.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Other projects with a focus on squares:
Lost My Marbles - A Finished Quilt
Blue Nine-Patch Quilt
Quilter's Bingo


  1. What a fun little quilt! I love that flower print ~ do you happen to know the name?
    Looking forward to seeing how you decided to quilt it ~ Tracy

    1. Thank you for your kind words and comment. The floral prints in the Cradle Quilt are from the Hashmark collection by Michael Miller.


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