Baby’s are always so special and a recent new arrival in our family was no exception. We were very excited when her parents decided to name her Freya and we knew just what we had to do.
We just got our order in of a new fabric line designed by Janet Clare for Moda, Freya and Friends. We knew this would make a perfect quilt for baby Freya. So here goes, a very simple tutorial on making a baby quilt. We just love the colours and the design is great for a baby girl’s first quilt.
To do a similar quilt you will need ½ metre of Friends in Pebble, ½ metre of Freya and her Dog and ¼ metre each of two two coordinating fabrics. One of the fabrics should be a solid. We used a fabric from Project Red and you can find that here. We used 1 ½ metres of a coordinating fabric for the backing and binding.
The finished quilt size is 31” x 41”, a perfect size for a new baby. We began with 10” blocks of the Friends in Pebble, then used an assortment of coordinating Freya fabric for the alternating blocks.
This sewed up so fast and the splashes of colour add a nice contrast to the main fabric. We are very pleased with the outcome.
If you have a baby boy to make a quilt for, we have a great assortent of suitable baby boy fabrics. A favourite of ours is the Mighty Machines by Lydia Nelson for Moda, and we think this would be a perfect match for the same quilt pattern.
Oh yes, I had some scraps of the fabric choices left over so made a little cat to sit in the crib with baby Freya. This took no time at all and it was great fun to make.
We hope you have a little one in mind who needs the love and warmth of a handmade quilt. Take a look at our extensive range of fabrics and come up with your own quilt design, we’d love to see a photo of your finished quilt on our facebook page. Oh and by the way did you know “a clean house is a sure sign of a broken sewing machine!!!”
Have fun from The Two Flying Geese.