Finally another finish

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All Framed Up Baby Quilt, pattern by Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting Melissa

I haven’t had much quilting time this year, but at least there are some things I manage to finish.
My friend is expecting a baby girl by around next week. In June I started a baby quilt for her and I managed to finish it this week. It is washed, dried and delivered already and ready to cuddle the new little girl.
So I made a baby quilt for our friends’ new family member. My friend didn’t want an all-girlish pink quilt, so I used a charm pack of Ocean View by Paul Brent for Moda and a lot of scraps from my stash, among it some pieces of Honey Honey, some Malka Dubravski fabric and some fabrics I got from my Pink Castle Fabrics stash builder subscription.

  

I made Melissa Correy’s All Framed Up Baby Quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop.
But I was UNABLE to read the instructions properly… so I had quite a puzzle to solve in order to have all parts fitting together.

I used 5″ squares with sashings as center squares, Melissa’s pattern says to cut the center squares down to 3.5″. So it just didn’t fit at first. Thanks to the genious in Melissas’s pattern, and to my luck, there was just one 1.5″ square + sashings to add and everything fit again. It nearly gave me fits, you know…

Besides, I was unalbe to calculate properly that day I planned the quilt. I planned it far too huge for a baby, so I changed the layout from 4×4 to 3×3 and added 4 more blocks to have the same top and backside on the quilt.

I used two layers of batting to make the quilt extra soft and cuddly and FMQed it with loops and hearts.

For the binding I used an extra-girly hot pink fabric with white polka dots.

The baby quilt turned out really fabulous. Melissa’s pattern is absolutely great to work with. Now we’re waiting for the baby girl to arrive… 🙂

I’m linking this up with TGIFF at Amy’s Crafty Shenanigans and Link-A-Finish-Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts.

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