6 hour crib quilt

strip pieced crib quilt, www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

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.

strip pieced crib quilt, www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

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.

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