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Easy Hand Quilted Baby Quilt {a WIP}


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This post is about a WIP (work in progress). I’ve been wanting to show you this adorable baby quilt for so long. I’m finally going to just put it out there even though… {darn-it} my quilt is not done.

Update: See my finished hand quilted baby quilt!


It was actually so easy to put together. I just sandwiched some quilt batting between two pieces of Origami Oasis fabric by Tamara Kate.This panel is perfect for a wholecloth quilt like this (whether hand quilted or not) because it’s just so beautiful by itself!


I duct taped the bottom layer to my table, added the batting and top layer, and then hand basted them together. It’s better to hand baste a quilt that you are going to hand quilt so the pins don’t get in the way of your hoop. I learned that from Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique on Craftsy. If you are new to hand quilting, that class is superb. Iโ€™ve shared hand quilting tips on the blog too.


Now I’m just stitching around all those birds with pearl cotton every chance I get. I even took it on my cruise! This is a basic hoop that I bought at Michael’s. It’s not absolutely necessary, but I like working with it.


Next I’ll stitch around the trees and animals at the bottom. I’ve barely started that. ๐Ÿ™‚

After all my hand quilting is done, I just have to trim and square up the edges and bind as usual. Easy quilt with no piecing! Of course it would have been much faster if I had machine quilted it, but now it will be even more handmade. Love it.

Of course I’ll show you when it’s done. Happy Sewing!

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12 Comments

  1. Steph M (Many Small Friends) says:

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! As fall approaches, I love having a lap project. That fabric is fantastic.. too bad no babies to sew for at the moment.

    1. Who needs a baby to make a baby quilt? Just kidding. I don’t have a baby either but I love having a spare baby quilt around for a last minute baby shower. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Tricia Thurman-Beckman says:

    I love how you quilted around everything. And doing it by hand is so much more special and looks better to me! I love it!

  3. Tamara Kate says:

    It looks wonderful, Caroline! All those little stitches around all those little birdsโ€ฆ You’re definitely speaking my language!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you like it Tamara. I am so in love with this fabric and my little quilt. Can’t wait til it’s done. <3

  4. Lauren Suarez says:

    This is beautiful!! I love the way hand quilting looks! I can’t wait to see it all finished!

  5. Kathleen Little says:

    I love this! I want to copy you!
    How in the world do you keep the top and bottom panels lined up well enough to match perfectly?
    Would you post a photo of the back?

    1. Thank you! The back is not a panel, it is that wild and crazy orange giraffe print. My little pink stitches pretty much get lost on the back – and that’s a good thing.

      When I am done quilting I’ll trim all sides to match and get rid of the selvages and then I’ll bind it!

  6. Kathleen Little says:

    Thanks, Caroline. Now I understand ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Bonnie Jackson says:

    This is delightful! Truly inspired.

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