Hand Quilt a Baby Quilt from a Printed Fabric Panel


I’m already stashing away baby quilts for my grandbabies – and I’m not even 40 yet! This is one that I’ve been working on for over a year. I shared the hand quilting process last September as a WIP.  

The fabric is a beautiful panel from the Origami Oasis collection by Tamara Kate.


This would be called a wholecloth quilt since I didn’t piece any parts together. I decided to quilt around each of the birds and animals (and the trees!) by hand with pearl cotton. Sheesh! It was very easy but took much longer than I had expected. I learned the technique from Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique on Craftsy. Great class.

I share more hand quilting tips here too.

Then I decided to sew the binding on differently than I ever have before. I hand stitched it down on the front (instead of the back of the quilt as usual) and let my stitches show instead of hiding them.

I absolutely love how it turned out. Now to wait for those grandbabies, lol. That’s okay, my oldest is only 11. I can wait.

See more of my hand quilted quilts:

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Lovely way of making this one. I love the quilting around the drawings and also along the edges.

  2. Caroline, when I tried to enter the contest, I mistakenly thought they wanted a "thumbnail" as our "icon" and didn’t actually enter the photo of my table topper. It won’t let me change it or enter another. Help!!! The lady bugs are not my project!! lol

  3. Lori Morton says:

    GORGEOUS!!! Well worth all the time & love you put into it!!! Awesome job!!!

  4. This is a beautiful quilt… and some lucky baby will love it, I am sure. The nicest thing about making quilts for grandchildren so early is that you don’t need to rush to finish them.

  5. Your quilt is yummy! Could you post the approximate dimensions of it? Thanks!

  6. What a beautiful quilt! I love that even though your kids are still young you’re stashing handmades away for future grand babies! 🙂

  7. Caroline, Thanks for showing us your Quilting/Crafting space. How I envy you with all of it. And I have to say you have organized it well. At least you can find what you want without spending all day trying to find it. Also, I am new to you and I have enjoyed all the post you have given us. Keep up the good work and I am glad that you have given some space to your husband so you can be with one another.
    Again Thanks again. Helen

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