Inspired by her Aunt Fessy’s baby quilt series, Annie wanted to make something for the new baby “all by myself!” At 8 years old and with one quilt already under her belt plus quite a bit of other sewing, we decided she could easily handle this pixelated heart baby quilt project. Here’s Annie to tell you about making this quilt.
First I cut out all the squares. If Mom’s baby is a boy, then I don’t have to make a new quilt because I picked orange, brown, and red for the colors. And a little bit of gray. After I decided on the colors, I finished cutting the small squares.
I sewed the squares together after laying them all out and deciding the pattern. I took a picture of the heart laid out so I could remember and didn’t loose track of the pattern I wanted.
I sewed the small squares into strips and then sewed them into big squares. Then I sewed the big squares together.
For the back, I picked out some flannel fabric from our fabric boxes. I pinned it together with batting in the middle. Then I quilted it together with straight lines 1/4” away from the edges of the squares.
Finally, I sewed the binding on and Mom helped sew it down.
I think the baby will be very happy with this quilt!
Annie picked out the pattern by herself, it’s the free pixelated heart pattern from Robert Kaufman. We sized down the pattern from 5×5 squares to 2×2 squares to make the quilt end up a baby size. Annie loved choosing fabrics from the stash and remembering things we’d sewed for her and her siblings from them! The other change we made to the pattern was to cut out large pieces of white where ever we could so as to eliminate some of the small square cutting and sewing.
Leave Annie a comment telling her what you think of the pixelated heart baby quilt she made for her new sibling!