Baby Batik Quilt FINISHED!

Remember that scrap bag I bought at the garage sale that had these batik scraps in.

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One of the reasons I bought it was for those pieces that could be sewn together to make the hour glass blocks.  I thought that would be an easy quilt to make.  At the time I purchased the scraps I had no idea what they would make or how many scraps there were.

It turns out there were actually quite a few scraps.

Once the hour glass blocks were sewn together I started to play with layouts.  I started with a simple alternating the blocks…hmmm.  I didn’t like that.  I needed more blocks to make the design symmetrical.  Nope…keep trying.

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The batiks are really a light pastel and almost get lost in the white.  I tried this….I kind of liked it better.  Putting the wide colored parts of the blocks together made the color brighten and stand out more.

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Then I tried this…I off set one column.  This I liked best as it made the zig zag.

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That was the plan…only I needed a few half blocks.  I got them made and then sewn together.  I didn’t have a good batik for the border and I was determined to not buy more fabric.  I had some squares in the scrap bag so I cut a few more and away I went.  This is what I ended up with.
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It’s not my very favorite quilt but it will do and will be a nice baby quilt.

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I used a white thread on the top and a variegated pastel on the back….and LOOK!  I didn’t use the same motif that I use all the time.

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Here’s the backing fabric.

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It has little kitties on it.  It’s a a little brighter than the top but I think it still looked pretty good.

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I ended up using the same purple for binding that I used on the first baby quilt from the scrap bag.

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Now I have two girl baby quilts done so if the family that isn’t finding out if they are having a boy or girl has a girl, I’ll send one of these on to them….I do have that baby boy quilt I’m working on so either way, I’ll be covered and have two left.  I am so happy.  I actually think I’d like to make a couple more and have them on hand.

I thought it was going to be the hour glass quilt I like best of the two I made from the scrap bag.  In the end…it was the one made with these….

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That turned into this….

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That I liked the best.  I think it was the addition of the brighter colored batiks that made me like this one better.

All it all, a lot of fun was had with that $5 scrap bag from the garage sale.   I’m off…that baby boy quilt is calling my name.

 

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16 thoughts on “Baby Batik Quilt FINISHED!

  1. Donna

    What cute baby quilts!!!! I sure would like to hit the garage sales and thrift stores with you!!!

  2. Marilyn

    Wow how much fun to play with the different blocks and come up with a gorgeous quilt. Great job Jo

  3. Sherry Whalen

    I love the ‘lightness’ of the batiks scraps – they look like the fabric was created with crayons!

  4. Rosie Westerhold

    Jo, LOVE the newest baby quilt from the bag of scraps you got! Very creative use of everything. So, what motif DID you quilt on that quilt? Hmmm, kind of looks like something from Christina Camelli, maybe. Inquiring mind swould LOVE to know what the quilting pattern is😊.

  5. Linda

    Just found this post again and re read it. I noticed that the the little cats backing you used for the baby batik quilt was the same as a piece of fabric I once had in my stash. Sadly now all used up!

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