Thursday, May 23, 2013

Quilt in a Day: Wholecloth Baby Quilt

Hello friends! I had another post planned today to let you all know what I've been up to this month, including a fun trip to with the hubs to California. But, since I actually finished a quilt, I'll share that instead!

Wholecloth Baby Quilt

I was in a hurry to finish a commissioned baby quilt, and decided to make my first (almost) wholecloth quilt! A wholecloth quilt is one with no patchwork, but just two solid pieces of fabric sandwiched together, quilted and bound. I'm always loving the yellow-and-gray color combo, so I jumped at the chance to make a baby quilt in those colors.

Wholecloth Baby Quilt

For the back, I chose this Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets print. I really ended up preferring the back to the front, so let's just call this the front!

Wholecloth Baby Quilt

The other side is made from just four strips of fabric, so that's why it's almost a wholecloth quilt. The yellow print is by Jennifer Paganelli from the older Poodle line and the elephants print is by Ed Emberley for Cloud 9.

 Wholecloth Baby Quilt

Here's a close-up shot of those elephants. I knew right away that the binding had to be Flea Market Fancy seeds... one of my favorites!

Have you ever made a wholecloth quilt (or almost)?



8 comments:

  1. Ooh! I think I'm going to have to try this! I've tried piecing a quilt once before and I don't think I have mastered the patience for it. I think a whole cloth quilt is just the ticket I need to actually make a quilt! :)

    Thanks for sharing! Your fabric choices are beautiful!

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  2. Very cute its really hard for me to not do any patchwork either.

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  3. I'm in love! And it is perfect that you used Pearl Bracelets, one of my very favorites!

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  4. Beautiful baby quilt love the fabrics and colours

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  5. Love that elephant fabric! And the fact that you could make a quilt -- or any craft for that matter -- in one day just blows my mind!

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  6. Love this, Lindsay! Really cute. I have made a wholecloth quilt -- a novelty one for my 3yo. Just two giant cuts of Berenstain Bears with batting and a little quilting. Bam.

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