Pedal Pushers Baby Quilt


Well, I thought I made the Wee Wander quilt on a short time line, but this quilt was my fastest to date. Start to finish, it took under two months. In order to get it done in time, I forced myself to choose a pattern that didn’t require me to fussy-cut anything. I cut the fabric myself, but I used 2.5” strips, so you can easily make the quilt with jelly rolls. The fabric is from the Pedal Pushers by Moda collection. I ordered a fat quarter collection, which contained a variety of colors from the mostly pastels that you see here to reds and navy blues. Because of time constraints, I stuck with some simple outline quilting that was 1/4′ – 1/2” from the block seams. I finished it in time, but just barely, so again I grabbed some phone snaps in my classroom right before the baby shower.

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Wee Wander Quilt

Wee wander quilt

I made this quilt with Michael Miller’s Wee Wander fabric collection. It alternates 6” fussy-cut squares with nine-patch squares, and has a piano-key border. The backing piece is the double border fabric from the collection. This is a quilt for a family that was having a second baby girl. With two little girls, I thought they might already have a pink explosion on their hands and I wanted to have another color as the main color. This collection made it easy to have lots of blues and greens with some punches of pink and orange.


Baby quilts always have deadlines – I think that’s why all my finished quilts are for little ones – and this was my tightest yet. This was the first time I had used purchased binding tape instead of making my own, and it was a huge time saver. I snapped some pictures in my classroom right before the baby shower started!

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Framed Cowboys Quilt

I made this quilt for my newest nephew. His quilt is the third in a series – his sisters received baby quilts made with the same pattern, but different fabrics. Niece #2’s quilt is the framed ducks quilt. Niece #1’s quilt was actually the first quilt I worked on – I designed the pattern, my mother and I pieced it, and she quilted it. I finally got a picture of it at a recent visit. It’s about eight years old, but is hanging in like a champ! I’ll include the photo in my tutorial for this quilt pattern (coming soon… I hope).

I hand-quilted this quilt, including outlines around the cowpeople, cables along the border, and in-the ditch quilting. It is a fairly heavily quilted blanket, but I want to make sure it lasts! The blanket dimensions are 49” high and 40.5” wide.

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