I needed a project, to do today, that was quick and easy, and that wouldn’t stress me out. I didn’t want a high concentration project but rather one I could enjoy, see quick progress being made, and feel a good sense of accomplishment. Baby quilts are normally ideal for these sorts of moods.
The Bluebird Park baby quilt from Samelia’s Mum Blog was just perfect. Easy to do and yet visually very appealing with a modern edge – a perfect combination. I used fabrics I had; always important for a spur of the moment quilt. I used 8 fat quarters from a Sew-Sisters quilt shop monthly Bargain Hunters club fat quarter bundle rather than the fat eighth’s or layer cakes suggested in the pattern for the simple reason that’s what I had on hand. I had cut into one of the fat quarters of the Riley Blake fabric so that fabric only appears once rather than 2 or 3 times. Which really probably will only ever concern me and no one else.
The lighting is very yellow in this finished picture of the quilt:
I’d definitely make this quilt again. It was fun, quick and easy!
8 thoughts on “Bluebird Park Baby Quilt”
What a great project! I love the combination of the graphic design + the subtle colours you chose.
Thank you Stephanie!
A colorful baby quilt – baby’s going to love it. It has such a strong directional look to it, why not quilt it with lines in the opposite direction. Michelle at Let’s Make Baby Quilts would welcome your link up to her party – it’s so cute.
Strangely enough I did diagonal quilting, but not in the opposite direction.. dang in hindsight that would have been even better
Wonderful quilt for a baby. It’s definitely yummy. =)
Thank you! I had fun making it!
Great idea, and a baby quilt is truly the perfect thing for a little sewing fix!
Lucky baby with this quilt with those beautiful soft colors.
Love to see the finished quilt.