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Easy baby quilt pattern you can make in a day (Part 2)

 

Here’s the second part of the baby quilt pattern that I have made using the PFAFF creative icon.

In yesterday’s post, I showed you how to piece the blocks for this week’s easy baby quilt pattern. Today, I’ll show you how to finish the baby quilt in no time at all.

 

 We’re all set for an easy baby quilt pattern you can make in a day with the PFAFF creative icon

We’re all set for an easy baby quilt pattern you can make in a day with the PFAFF creative icon

 

As mentioned yesterday, I always start a new project by changing my needle and cleaning my machine.

I love how easy it is to remove the plate and clean the PFAFF creative icon. There’s nothing stressful about it. And I can always have a quick access to the user’s manual on the screen of the machine. If I’m not sure what to do, I press the ? on the screen and I get all the help I need.

 

Cleaning your machine
Cleaning your machine

 

I used the wonderful Sleepy Sloth collection from Northcott. Keep in mind that the quilt size is 45″ x 60″.

 

Here are the blocks made in the initial blog post of the pattern
Here are the blocks made in the initial blog post of the pattern

 

LINKING BLOCK

STEP 1

  • Sew two (2) M strips to a L strip
  • Makes a 14½” strip
  • Repeat to make two (2)

 

Linking blocks Step 1
Linking blocks Step 1

 

Cut the strips as follow:

  • 14½” x 15½” (N)
  • 14½” x 25” (O)
  • 14½” x 10½” (P)
  • 14½” x 7½”  (Q)
  • 14½” x 22” (R)

ASSEMBLING YOUR BLOCK

STEP 1

  • Sew blocks P + A + N + A + Q
  • Makes a 14½” x 60½” rectangle
  • Sew your M rectangle to the left of your rectangle
  • Makes a 21½” x 60½” rectangle

STEP 2

  • Sew blocks O + B + R
  • Makes a 14½” x 60½” rectangle
  • Sew your N rectangle to the right of your rectangle
  • Makes a 24½” x 60½” rectangle

 

Assembling your quilt top
Assembling your quilt top

 

STEP 3

  • Sew Step 1 to the left of Step 2

 

Finished quilt top
Finished quilt top

 

For the last three steps of the quilt, I don’t take any chances… I pin my borders together starting with the ends and middle than adding the pins in the center of two pins.  I continue until my pins are about 6 inches apart.  This ensures that I sew only once and I have no wrinkles in the piece.

 

The trick is to pin the borders
The trick is to pin the borders

 

 

Precise piecing is possible and easy thanks to PFAFF creative icon's straight stitch needle plate and the integrated dual feed system.
Precise piecing is possible and easy thanks to PFAFF creative icon’s straight stitch needle plate and the integrated dual feed system.

 

Congratulations, your quilt top is finished!

See how fast that was! The three main blocks are the main attraction and you don’t need much more to have a great visual effect, which makes this the easiest baby quilt pattern ever!

Join me tomorrow with easy tricks to baste and quilt this piece using the PFAFF creative icon.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Easy baby quilt pattern you can make in a day (Part 1)

Go to part 5: 6 essential tips to finish a quilt you want to use every time

Married with three young boys, Claire Haillot shares her passion for quilting among her neighbors in the United States and Canada as well as her cousins in France. Claire has been active in the quilting industry since 2004. At first, she opened a quilt shop and started to teach, write how-to guides and translate patterns and product information into French for American companies. In 2006, she started her own line of patterns and later began publishing patterns and articles in Canadian, European and American magazines. You might have seen some of her work in Quilter’s World, Pratique du Patchwork or Canadian Quilter. She decided to close her brick & mortar quilt shop in 2016 to be able to concentrate more on teaching, writing and creating. She collaborated with PlumEasy patterns to launch the Dancing Diamonds and Gem bag patterns. Claire has also won a few awards for her work: • Juror’s choice at the Salon 2012 for her quilt Thomas goes fishing • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 for her quilt Bienvenue • Second Place in Salon 2016 for her Lone Star quilt, and • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival 2016 for her quilt Remembering Sotchi. Her quilt Remembering Sotchi will be part of the Special Exhibit "A Celebration of Color" at the Quilt Festival in Chicago and Houston in 2018.

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