Baby Quilt Tutorial – Indian Summer
Today I have a baby quilt tutorial to share with you from Suzy Quilts called Indian Summer. The colors of this baby quilt just drew me in, and they so represent those colors I imagine in my head from that time of year.
Baby Quilt – Indian Summer
Suzy used Birch Fabrics in these colors: Cream, Shell, Peachy, Timber, Slate Petal, Mineral, Periwinkle, and Shroom. Just those names alone sound perfect for this quilt, don’t you think? A majority of the quilt is made up from 3.5″ (unfinished size) half-square triangles (HSTs) and the same size cream blocks. I have recently become a huge fan of HSTs because of their versatility. (See this Airplane Quilt post for several different layouts possible from these cute little HSTs.) Suzy shares her method of cutting eight HSTs at once which was also used in the making of the Airplane Quilt. It is easy to accomplish by sewing on each side of the lines created by drawing an “X” and “+” on the wrong side of one fabric square.
Baby Quilt – Indian Quilt Backing
Suzy uses a color-appropriate fabric as the backing for this baby quilt. Some of the same colors found on the front are also found in the dotted backing. Also used is one of the solid fabric as a binding.
The quilt finishes at 36″ by 51″. That is a nice size for a baby quilt. I would imagine you could easily add a small border to each side if you wanted to make it just a bit wider. This quilt uses .25 yard of eight colors, 1.5 of the background color (cream in this example), .375 (3/8) yard of one color for the binding, and 1.75 yards for the backing fabric.
One last thing to note is the quilting. By quilting the triangles differently from the background fabric it creates noticeable texture. It really draws attention to them. Also, it looks like something even this novice machine quilter might be able to do. What do you think? Is this a quilt pattern you might like to try? Might you possibly add this to your repertoire?
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