Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quilt-As-You-Go Baby Blanket & Pillow Tutorial!

I don't know about you but I am ALWAYS on the look out for super easy and adorable quilts that would be darling as baby gifts! There's just something about a new little one coming into the world that makes me want to just surround them in handmade things in gorgeous fabrics! Why not fill their world with color from the get-go right?! Well, this sweet and simple Woven Quilt Tutorial I found on the Riley Blake Cutting Corners blog (wonderful resource for projects by the way!) is a great design for doing just that!! Pick a favorite new fabric collection like Ladybug Garden by Doodlebug Designs or just a fabulous grouping of bright fabrics that you love together and you will have this little cutie created in NO TIME! And if you're REALLY in a time can pick a Jelly Roll and half the cutting is done for you!
And if you REALLY want to impress the new mama, make her a matching Woven Throw Pillow to go with! Perfect for placing in her glider or rocker for a little extra cushion during those late night feeding and rocking sessions!  Shop our Ribbons & Trims for fun embellishment options! Or just make your own "ribbons" with strips of fabric!

These are just TOO cute! Love the look with Chevrons and how cute would it be to use a bright background fabric instead of white? Even navy or gray would look fab! If Mama already has a color scheme for the nursery picked out, just make sure to stay with shades of those colors! But really, ANY color combination or fabric collection will look adorable made up into a woven quilt for baby!
What fabrics would YOU love to see in this project? Maybe some Amy Butler?? I'm thinking YES!
Happy Sewing!

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