What an odd combination, but in this quilt I used dinosaurs, stripes, dots, and solids — all paired together into this charming baby quilt. Traditionally baby quilts are pastels; however, my baby quilts tend to be bright primary colors. For instance, yesterday’s post showcased Ann Kelle’s Ready Set Go fabric in bright yellows, oranges, and blues. Ann Kelle also has another great line – Urban Zoologie. I loved the Dinos in Navy and found these great matching fabrics. The color scheme is different from my normal pallet, but I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
The pattern is Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman for Sew, Mama, Sew! It uses one charm pack and contrasting/coordinating yardage. Since I didn’t have a charm pack; I made my own with 3 fabrics and cutting 5″ squares. Even with a limited number of fabrics, this quilt pattern worked. Though, it would have saved some time using an actual charm pack!
The instructions were well written (similar to Elizaebth Harmen’s books). Another positive is the exact yard of fabric that can be used for the back. With the approximate 3′ quilt top, the baby quilt is perfect for tummy time! Also, this is another quilt with my label tacked onto the binding.
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