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A Fun Panel Baby Quilt

This quilt took nearly a year…from thinking about it to finishing it. Now that it is done, I wonder why I delayed – it was such a fun quilt to make. I do have two more panels (not like this) but I will use as filler projects for when I want to have something to quilt. It is also nice to have a few baby quilts ready to give or donate.

I bought the pattern at QuiltCon in Austin in February 2020. It seems such a very long time ago, when we could travel and roam freely, although, we were beginning to worry about covid and its effects then. Anyway, I was at the Purple Pineapple booth with my friend Rose (Something Rose Made) . We each bought a few patterns. Now, Rose, is a co-conspirator extraordinaire! She sent me the panel that is featured in the pattern, so now I felt committed.

I bought the pink accent strip and the light background and was set to go. This is a super fun pattern! It was very fast to put together, a little less than an hour to cut and the same for sewing. The side strips are fused, and maybe could be a little straighter. I used the blanket stitch on my new Bernina 570 and loved the way it turned out.

Due to another blog friend, Nancy from Grace and Peace Quilting, I had purchased some Sherpa to try as a back. It was really the best option for this quilt, but it took me awhile to come around to it. After convincing myself to just do it, I loaded it on the frame and loved the way it turned out. For binding, I would used the sherpa wrapped to the front as suggested. Easy Peasy!

I decided on a loose pattern for quilting. I didn’t want it to pull up to much.

This one is called SquigE2E by TJ Speiser and is part of the Handiquilter library. I used Dream Cotton Select batting and it all worked really well together – quilting cotton, cotton batting and sherpa. I love love love the way it feels.

This quilt is all washed and ready to go. On the advice of many, I pulled the back to the front and sewed it down. Because it is a knit, it won’t fray so that is an added bonus. I didn’t put a label on it so may free hand my name and date somewhere on the quilt, as I don’t want a label on the front. I did put batting in, one of my favorites, Quilters Dream Select. In case you aren’t familiar with it, I suggest you take a look at it on Batting Super Sale* (this is my affiliate link which helps support the blog). Lyn sends out batting quickly and is super helpful if you have questions about it. I have used Quilter’s Dream for years and have been very happy with it.

For those of you following the life saga, our move to a smaller unit has been delayed from the 15th by the apartment management. I am not too thrilled, but maybe most of my February goals will be met before we get into the new unit. I don’t have a date right now, which is frustrating, but I am sure it will all work out in the end.

Fuzzy Baby Quilt
39″ x 43″
Aurifil Piecing Thread Grey
Pink Mettler for the blanket stitch
Quilting Panto: SquigE2E
Quilter’s Dream Cotton Batting*

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19 Comments

  1. February 8, 2021 / 9:27 pm

    Well, at least you had a fun, cuddly quilt to work with while getting the frustrating news about the move. And yes, that Rose – gotta keep an eye on her! Cute quilt, and I love the sherpa. I might have to consider that for my Marcia Derse quilt!

  2. February 8, 2021 / 11:22 pm

    What a sweet quilt! I’m very sorry that your move has been delayed, and I’ve been thinking of you and your husband.

  3. pamelaquilts
    February 8, 2021 / 11:59 pm

    That’s super cute! Sorry for the delay in the move, but I’m sure you will make the best of it.

  4. Cocoa Quilts
    February 9, 2021 / 9:10 am

    Kathleen this panel is adorable. And the sherpa for the backing must make it so cuddly and warm. That Rose can be a handful.

  5. Nancy Bekedam
    February 9, 2021 / 9:17 am

    So cute, Kathleen!!! The 3 pink strips are fused on? Between the sherpa, batting and quilting, it looks as cuddly as a baby quilt can be!!!

  6. Laurel
    February 9, 2021 / 10:35 am

    So fun! Can you explain how you did the Sherpa “binding “? Did you just cut the backing 1/2 bigger then fold it over the quilt edge and sew it down on the front?

  7. February 9, 2021 / 11:21 am

    So cute and cuddly!! Like Nancy, I am wondering if you fused the pink horizontal strips. I love it! Good luck with the move – 🙂

  8. February 9, 2021 / 12:25 pm

    Super-cute quilt! And that Rose is an mmm-nabler extraordinaire for sure! I like what you did for the binding and sherpa like Linky is fun and not as daunting as one would think.

  9. February 9, 2021 / 12:57 pm

    Super duper cute quilt!!! Love the quilting on it!

  10. February 9, 2021 / 1:42 pm

    Oh this is so adorable! Love the quilting, the Sherpa, the panel, everything! I especially like the backing pulled around front for the binding.
    On the batting, there are so many choices. I didn’t see anything specifically called “Select”, or is that what you use?

  11. thedarlingdogwood
    February 9, 2021 / 2:27 pm

    Describing Rose as a co-conspirator extraordinaire is so accurate! I remembering reading your recap of QuiltCon 2020–little did we know that would be the last quilt show for quite a while!

  12. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    February 9, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    This is so cute and cuddly Kathleen! I use QD pretty much exclusively. Though I’ve never used sherpa or cuddle or anything like that for backing, it looks so soft and comfy.

  13. KatieQ
    February 9, 2021 / 7:11 pm

    I love the way the quilting looks on the Sherpa and the self binding gives an extra fun look to the front.

  14. February 10, 2021 / 2:28 pm

    Super cute quilt! Sorry to hear about the apartment delay. :o((

  15. February 11, 2021 / 8:27 pm

    These panels are adorable…love the quilting on them. Just adorable.

  16. Vicki in MN
    February 12, 2021 / 10:29 pm

    Such a sweet quilt, and a fast one to whip up.

  17. February 20, 2021 / 2:37 pm

    That is so cute and the sherpa makes it extra cuddly. You should do a tutorial sometime on how you sewed with the sherpa.

  18. February 23, 2021 / 3:25 pm

    Hi Kathleen, that is a gorgeous finish! Congrats and good luck with the eventual move.

  19. Anja @ Anja Quilts
    February 23, 2021 / 9:11 pm

    Great finish. Austin seems so long ago. We were all barely home when everything went crazy.

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