Elephants blues and greens

Elephants blues and greens

Elephants in blues and greens easy cot quilt This next easy cot quilt (number 16) was for my best friend’s daughter who had just had a gorgeous baby boy whom they named Ari.  I had already planned a trip to Europe so had a baby cot quilt to take with me when I caught up with them. I can’t tell you how lovely it is to make a quilt for someone you love.  It just makes it so special! So once I got to London I took a train down to Brighton to catch up with new mum and gorgeous boy!  What a special day that was!  I can’t remember the last time I went to Brighton – I had such fun.  We went for a walk around the town until it was time for me to catch the train back to London. I digress… this is an easy cot quilt design that is easily made into different sizes.  In fact it’s the same design I used on the throw I made my mother in law.  It’s an easy design to alter to fit any size you need.  It’s made up of 3 different block and a long narrow strip between the three larger blocks. This is why I like to use graph paper to make the design as if you use the squares on the paper you can then decide is 1 square is 1 inch or 2 inches or more or less.  And of course you can add more columns if you want to make a throw or a single quilt. Easy cot quilt backing material For...
Zoo animals in pink cot quilt

Zoo animals in pink cot quilt

Zoo animals in pinks easy cot quilt out of panels Have you noticed how babies seem to come in certain month? Or is it just those that I know of? There was another bundle of joy due a month or so after #18. This time we knew it was a girl so I was thrilled as I already had this one ready for the next girl. easy cot quilt. In fact this quilt was a ‘ready pack’ I bought that included all the material I would need for the front of the quilt. However as my ‘theme’ is ‘easy cot quilt’ I changed the design to suit my needs and removed a lot of the  other materials. See the squares with zoo animals in them?   Well these all came on a panel. So I cut each square out, added a border and then the centre and top/bottom material.  I wanted the panels to stand out and not be cluttered by too many other colours. Tip: look out for panels you can cut into individual pieces and then add strips to separate them.  The possibilities are limitless. CategortiesCategorties Select Category baby burp cloths baby girl quilt Baby quilt Blog cot quilt Cot quilts easy cot quilts easy quilt pattern Newsletter quilt quilted throw Quilts Search for: Detailed view of this easy cot quilt Here’s a closer look at a few of the panels. You can clearly see the dark pink border around each animal square and the 2 horizontal panels on each side of the central panel. I could have made those narrower and added another 2 horizontal panels but...
Bunnies in aeroplanes quilt

Bunnies in aeroplanes quilt

Bunnies in Aeroplanes cot quilt You can’t get easier than this bunnies in aeroplanes cot quilt Find a piece of material with a design you love.  Match it up with some fun binding and material for the back.  Put it all together and using the perle thread quilt the layers together.  I just drew stars and used white perle for the quilting. Check out your local stores for interesting fabrics which lend themselves to being used for a whole quilt. Another option is to look for materials that come in panels.  Just use the perle thread to quilt it all together. CategortiesCategorties Select Category baby burp cloths baby girl quilt Baby quilt Blog cot quilt Cot quilts easy cot quilts easy quilt pattern Newsletter quilt quilted throw Quilts Search...
Baby Elephant easy cot quilt

Baby Elephant easy cot quilt

Baby Elephant easy cot quilt squares A colleague at work was about to become a father for the first time.  He comes from Sri Lanka so I hoped he liked Elephants as I wanted to use these gorgeous fabrics by Jay-Cyn.  They have a wide selection of different colours both with elephants, with spots or just plain fabric.  Their fabric has a lovely feel to it and is a dream to sew and quilt with. Here is a picture of the front.  As you can see I have mixed up the direction of the elephant squares for this one.  I could have left them all facing the same direction. What I do, after cutting all the squares out, is lay them out on a large table and set out a few rows to see how I like the effect.  This allows you to try quite a few different layouts. CategortiesCategorties Select Category baby burp cloths baby girl quilt Baby quilt Blog cot quilt Cot quilts easy cot quilts easy quilt pattern Newsletter quilt quilted throw Quilts Search for: Easy cot quilt squares close up. As you can see from the close up it’s the material that really makes this quilt so special. Tips to make neat joins: Don’t rush your cutting, make each square perfect. Don’t try and rotary cut more than 4 layers of fabrics at...
Cot Quilt with triangles

Cot Quilt with triangles

Cot quilt with triangles. Loved making this cot quilt with triangles.  It looks so crisp and clean and although joining at the corners was a bit tricky at times it gave me great joy making.                                       Close up of cot quilt with triangles In this close you you can see how I chose to hand quilt only inside the white triangles.  It took a while.  To the right of the picture below you can see the material I used for the back. Have a go it’s not that hard, with a bit of patience it’ll work...