Foundation-Pieced Baby Quilt

My high school friend is expecting his first child in March! So I couldn’t resist making a baby quilt — and their color palette is sage and neutrals. Isn’t that so pretty?

I pulled fabrics from my stash, and love how soft and warm the colors are. I used a brown center for each Log Cabin (instead of the traditional red.

I was experimenting with a fun technique to make this quilt — foundation piecing. I had a stack of foundation papers from Fat Quarter Shop to make my Log Cabin blocks accurate. It was a little extra work to piece and rip papers out, but once the blocks were pieces, the quilt came together like a dream.

I quilted it with my favorite serpentine stitch every 1″ across the quilt. And I used a sage green thread, which blends so beautifully.

I backed it with a solid green. I hardly ever use solids for my backings because then I can’t easily hide any mistakes in my machine-quilting, but I had this green in my stash and it was perfect.

We got a snow storm this weekend, so I took the opportunity to take some photos outside. I love seeing a little pop of green against the snow–it reminds me of spring!

Fun tip: When gifting a quilt, I always save my leftover binding strip to wrap the present. It’s a special extra touch!

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,

Lindsay


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