I do love a good mini quilt, but there does come a time when the walls don’t have room for any more. What to do with the pattern then? You could join several together to make a table runner, or you could include the block in a baby quilt.
This is exactly what I decided to do with my Fleur Mini Quilt pattern.
Turn a mini quilt into a baby quilt
Putting four blocks together with some disappearing nine patch blocks makes for a fun 36.5″ x 42.5″ baby quilt.
I had some purple fat quarters (this fabric* and this one*) from Alison Glass’ Chroma fabric line left over from another quilt. Given that Ultraviolet is this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year, I thought it a good idea to make some purple blooms.
I made 3 blocks with the darker fabric dominant, and one block with the inverse.
The four blocks were sewn in a column and set amongst some scrappy disappearing 9-patch blocks.
Because of the dimensions of the quilt it was quick to baste with a length of yardage. I quilted it on my machine with simple wavy lines across the horizontal axis and made binding from the leftovers of the light and dark purple fabrics.
I machine sewed the binding for this quilt with a zigzag stitch. You can find a tutorial for how I like to do this here. It certainly makes for a quick finish.
Sew your own
I have a project information sheet for this quilt – it builds on the instructions already in the Fleur Mini Quilt pattern to show how to turn the block into a baby quilt. It’s a bonus that’s included when you purchase the Fleur Mini Quilt pattern.
And of course, this quilt layout would work with any block pattern you already have that finishes at 10.5″ (11″ unfinished). It’s a great way to quickly turn a few feature blocks into a lovely baby gift.
That’s it for today – happy sewing to all of you.
Don’t forget the 2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge is now open for entries. If you’ve got a purple-themed quilt, why don’t you enter too?
Fleur Baby Quilt
Dimensions: 36.5″ x 42.5″