Posts tagged ‘baby quilt’

February 22nd, 2014

Triangle Quilt

by Julie Hirt

Gray and yellow baby quilt is finished!   So, hip hop hooray… ho… hey… ho…



I’m really happy with how it turned out. This quilt is for a friend who will be gifting it at a baby shower.




The colors requested were gray and yellow but we needed a pattern.  After looking through pictures for inspiration, I found this.  Perfect.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?




I used a rotating mat for the first time and loved using it.  Curious to see what else I will use it for.  The mat is great for trimming up the half square triangles.

After learning about THIS*, the HST size possibilities are endless!

*TIP: Rather than dry erase, use washi tape. It stays put if you are cutting multiples.  Plus, it’s pretty and I’m always looking for reasons to bust out the washi.





  • Free Spirit Designer Solid in Manatee
  • Free Spirit Designer Solid in Slate Gray
  • Free Spirit Designer Solid in Winter White
  • Pat Bravo, Pure Elements, Solid in Mystic Grey
  • Hawthorne Threads, Solid in Mustard

Quilting: Straight lines, 1/4″ off each seam

Measures: 40″ x 50″




I’d make a larger one for myself if I didn’t already have a dozen ‘up next’ ideas in my head.





July 28th, 2013

It’s a Baby Explosion

by Julie Hirt

Babies, babies, everywhere!   I love babies and I’m glad so many of my friends are having them lately.  This little boy quilt is made using the Comma line by Zen Chic for Moda.


It’s the first quilt I’ve backed with voile and I am IN.LOVE.


I wish you could feel how soft this is through your screen.  It’s pretty amazing.  I may have a hard time backing quilts with regular quilting cotton now.  At least  baby quilts, anyway.


For the piecing I just did a simple 5″ patchwork.  With this fun fabric line I didn’t think the pattern needed much.


Stitching straight lines with alternating double lines created a neat pattern on the back.



  • Piecing: Comma collection by Zen Chic for Moda
  • Backing: Free Spirit Voile in Green *
  • Binding:  Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black
  • Thread:  Aurifil 50 wt Cotton Mako in Platinum *


You can purchase many colors of voile and Aurifil here at a great price!

It’s also the last week of the Blog Hop.  While I’m sad to see it end, I’m so happy to have found so many great blogs.  Check out the blogs for week 8:

Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight



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