Soon we will have another little one in the family and as is tradition on my part another quilt is being made. I wanted to use the many scraps of fabric that I have in my fabric bins, but was not sure what pattern I would use. I started looking through my quilt books and found a lovely pattern called Father’s Day. This was the perfect pattern – it would use my scrap fabric and the cut pieces that I had from Stella’s quilt. When I cut the quilt for Stella last year – I was not able to piece the quilt together as done in the pattern and had to find another way to make it, but I still had all the muslin squares and very much wanted to use them!
This is a partial How-To, since I am going to wait for the birth to finish up the quilt – choosing a color for the sashes and the backing according to the sex.
Baby Quilt (Father’s Day pattern – designed by Judy Martin)
When finished the quilt will be approximately 32″ x 52″, with each block being 9″x9″ and the sashes being 1 1/2″
Scrap materials for square pieces ( or if using one color about 1 yard)
1 yard muslin
1/4 yard solid material (used for squares as part of piecing the quilt together)
2 yards material for backing and sashing
Organic cotton batting (they sell in different size, even baby quilt size)
1. Make templates:
- 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 square
- 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 rectangle
- 2″ x 9″ rectangle
- 2″ x 2″ square
2. Cut out fabric. For each block (I will be making 15) you will need the following:
- (13) 2 1/2″ squares of muslin of which 4 will be cut on the diagonal to make 8 triangles
- (4) 2 1/2′ x 4 1/2″ rectangles of scrap material
- (4) 2 1/2″ squares of scrap material cut on the diagonal to make 8 triangles
4. For each square sew a muslin triangle together with a scrap material triangle along the long side. Iron seams and trim corners.
5. Take one triangle square and sew together with a muslin square, following pattern.Press seams and trim.
6. Sew the triangle/squares pieces together – making sure to follow pattern and line up seams. Press seams and trim if necessary.
7. Sew the scrap material rectangles to a muslin square. Press seams.
8. Sew the triangle squares to the scrap material rectangle – press seams and trim if necessary.
9. Sew the three sections together, making sure to follow pattern and line up seams. Press seams and trim up. Set aside.
10. Continue steps 4 – 9 until all your blocks are completed.
The baby is due the beginning of December – so now it is just wait for the news!