A Matching Set

7 Jun

One of my friends recently asked me to make a stroller quilt for her newest baby. She also wanted a matching doll quilt to give to her son for when the new baby was born. She gave me full creative freedom, saying only that she liked grey and pops of colour.

I thought about what to do for awhile but eventually settled on a pattern from Elizabeth Dackson’s (of Don’t Call Me Betsy fame) Book – Becoming a Confident Quilter. I freehanded my random cuts and finished up the blocks at 10.5”.

Here are the finished quilts:

For Saff

The doll quilt is 20” x 30” and the stroller quilt is 30” x 40”.

For Saff-5

I backed them both in this blue and grey chevron. I quilted with a wide zigzag and my walking foot. I used a scrappy binding on both quilts.

For Saff-4

Here is just the stroller quilt:

For Saff-2

And here is just the doll quilt:

For Saff-3

I think they turned out pretty cute and I hope my friend (and her two boys) love them.

5 Responses to “A Matching Set”

  1. quiltingjetgirl June 8, 2014 at 8:56 AM #

    Lovely! I think the idea of giving the older son a small quilt to play with at the same time is fantastic.

  2. citricsugar June 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM #

    They did turn out pretty cute. Love that scrappy binding! :-)

  3. Dominique July 8, 2014 at 4:55 AM #

    These are awesome. I love the mix of colours!

  4. Conni August 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM #

    They both look great, love the colour choices, and that background fabric is perfect. I am sure your friend will love them as well

  5. Jaclyn July 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM #

    I gave some instruction on how I made it in the post! It’s roughly based on a pattern but is pretty easy to do without a pattern!

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