6 hour crib quilt
My co-worker is expecting her first child. I don’t make a quilt for every baby shower I go to, but I knew she’d appreciate it and wanted to do something special for her and her little girl.
I started the recon early to figure out what she was planning for her nursery. I lucked out and found out she had already figured out the colors and even found a fabric line she liked, Michael Miller Out To Sea. Her mom was going to help with some basic sewing for the room, but didn’t know how to quilt.
I ordered the fabric but didn’t have time to start the quilt until the day before the shower. I was in trouble.
I wanted to do something cute, but it needed to be fast and simple. My solution was strip pieced half square triangles. First I sewed all seven 2 inch strips together, pressing all the seams in one direction. Then I cross cut those strips to create 11 inch squares and turned the squares into half square triangles to get this.
To make the quilt more modern, and save on time I surrounded the blocks with two 7 1/2 inch strips of Kona White. The entire process, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding took just 6 hours. I was ready for the shower and still got some sleep the night before the shower.