Single bed quilt for Charli

Single bed quilt for Charli

Single bed quilt It was with great joy that I embarked on a single bed quilt for my granddaughter Charli!   I had decided to use Aneela Hoey’s sherbet pips design as I had some fat quarts in my stash which Charli liked.  I also wanted to try my hand again at the flying geese design.  I thought it would make a nice feature as a centre block for the quilt and then I could put as big a border as needed. 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: Design your single quilt using quilt software The great thing about a quilt software is that you can download pictures of the fabric and use them when creating your design.  This gives you a much better feel of what the final single quilt will look like.  I had a few night of fun working out the pattern but with the help of Anita and Charli we all agreed on the final design.  The only problem I had with the software was that it doesn’t do a good job at estimating how much fabric you need. By the time I got the quilt sewn together it was looking huge although I had used the measurements given to me.  There was no way I was going to be able to hand quilt it so she could use it over winter.  It was the size of a double bed – but does the trick of hiding all the ‘stuff’ under her bed!...
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...
Bright & fun cot quilt

Bright & fun cot quilt

 Bright & fun cot quilt This is number 18 in my cot quilts!  Seems that I still have a long way to go to get to 45.  Anyway this one was well underway when a good  colleague was expecting but was flying back to India before the birth.  So I was really happy that the quilt I was working on was appropriate for either boy or girl and just needed the hand quilting to do and then was ready to give away. This particular design is based on a block made up of one rectangle and two squares, which together form a square.  I had some lovely bright material I decided to use.  I mixed up all the colours I had as I don’t think one should segregate colours based on the sex of the child. Easy cot quilt – the materials I use A lot of the fabric I use are from designers Alexander Henry, Moda, Michael Miller  and Kokka Japan as I love their bright colours.  Sometimes I purchase them at different times of the year but they still mix in – which I love. Cute baby enjoying her easy cot quilt Isn’t she the cutest?? I must say I just adore babies, they are all just gorgeous!  Look at this one enjoying her easy cot quilt, lying around on it – thanks for sending me the photo mum! If you enjoyed this easy cot quilt check out the next one, number 19.     CategortiesCategorties Select Category baby burp cloths baby girl quilt Baby quilt Blog cot quilt Cot quilts easy cot quilts easy quilt pattern...
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...