Tutorial – To The Point Baby Quilt
Amy Gibson wrote and shared her To The Point baby quilt tutorial in 2014. I recently found it and think it is very cute and oh so worthy of sharing. This is another jelly roll friendly quilt, and you can actually make TWO quilts from one roll of fabrics. You might want to make a larger sized quilt as well, and that would be accomplished very easily.
The baby quilt is 51″ x 51″ square. That is not one of my favorite things – I hate square quilts. As each square is 6.5″, it would be very easy to move them around a bit to make a rectangular shape. Let’s delve into some of the details . . .
1 – jelly roll (42 strips)
2 5/8 yards background fabric
Sew the jelly roll strips together in any order in sets of three! That might be called random for some people. I cannot do random . . . so I would lay my strips out in a pleasing manner and then start sewing them. Please sew each strip set in alternating directions! My strip sets always bow when I forget, so I concentrate on alternating directions now. You should end up with 14 sets from a 42 strip jelly roll. Before moving on, press the strip sets in your favorite way – to one side, seams open, whatever.
The next step is to cut the strips down into 6.5″ blocks. Cut your background fabric into 6.5″ blocks as well. You need 81 squares of each to make the 51″ square quilt. Place a strip set square and a background square with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line on the back (or use the laser light for no drawing). Sew 1/4″ on each side of the line – you are making HSTs! My favorite square lately. Press the squares open in your favorite method.
Now I have discussed before how many different layouts HSTs can be combined. Remember there was a little vote for Grant’s (GEM) baby quilt not too long ago?! In this layout, they all face the same way. I do enjoy this layout, and the quilting really enhances both the layout and fabrics. I love the straight-line quilting with a wavy stitch. Can’t you just feel all that good cuddliness from here?! Yes, I think this should definitely be a try for us and added to our to-do list. How about you? I wanted to share one other color way in this same pattern, made by Sharon. Her quilt originally led me to the tutorial for sharing!
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