Baby quilt

I've always had a love for quilts. While my sisters were asking for new clothes for Christmas, I was begging mom for a new quilt.

So it's no surprise that, when I came across this Moda jelly roll at a boutique in Pasadena (for only $12!), I just had to have it. Something about the vintage feel just pulled me in. The only problem? I had no idea how to put a quilt together.

With a little common sense and a leap of faith, I pieced the strips of fabric together, to create this:

I sewed all of my strips together in the pattern above (right sides together. 1/4 inch seam. first I sewed the individual row, then I sewed the rows together).
Then I was stuck.
With a little internet research, I found out I needed layers:
a top layer (above)
a middle layer (the 'cushion')
and a bottom layer
then binding for the edges
(I used tutorials from connecting threads to learn how to make the binding--and I did NOT do any hand stitching)
Common sense, right?
I ended up purchasing some batting for the center and looking online for some fabric from this (discontinued, boo!) American Jane by Moda line, for the bottom layer and the binding.
After a lot of work and a big headache, I love my 'extremely-imperfect-but-I-did-it-all-on-my-own-so-I'm-proud-of-it' quilt.

Right about now, I'm kicking myself for not buying a few of the other jelly rolls I saw at the discounted price. I'd like to make a quilt for each of my kids. Time for more research.


  1. Such cute fabrics! I would like to make one.

  2. That looks awesome Carrie! And a jelly roll for 12 dollars- that's unheard of! Round here they start at 20 it seems. Those jelly rolls are great time savers, no cutting,and they're exact- my quilts always end up funny because my pieces are never cut exactly straight. Plus you get so many cute fabrics in one quilt.