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Making a Cosmic Fusion baby quilt!


I just received this wonderful Cosmic Fusion fabric by Northcott! I have fabric from the green colorway, but there are also orange and purple colorways in this collection. You can have a look at all the fabric on the Northcott website.

Watch for Cosmic Fusion! It will be available in stores at the end of August. When these fabrics hit stores you can find out which quilt shops and online retailers carry Cosmic Fusion by using the Product Finder link at the top of this page on the Northcott website.


Fabrics from the Cosmic Fusion collection by Northcott
Fabrics from the Cosmic Fusion collection by Northcott


I decided to make a modern-style baby quilt using 9 – 20″ pieces from the collection. The quilt will be 38″ x 48″ when finished.

If you would like to make this project with me, here’s how to get started. From each 20″ pieces, cut 3 or 4 strips in varying widths from 2½” to 4″ wide. Make sure you cut the strips so the longest side is on the lengthwise grain of the fabric (parallel to the selvedge edge). This will help prevent the strips from stretching as you sew them together.


The strips are cut on the lengthwise grain of the fabric.
The strips are cut on the lengthwise grain of the fabric.


Sew 9 different fabric strips of varying widths together to make a strip set. Don’t worry if the top and bottom edges are uneven – they will be trimmed later. Press seams to one side. The strip set will be about 20″ – 24″ wide.


The first strip set is sewn together.
The first strip set is sewn together.


The seams are pressed to one side.
The seams are pressed to one side.


Sew 9 more strips of varying widths together to make another strip set. Make sure to sew the fabrics together in a different order than in the first set. Sew the 2 strips sets together, end to end, to make 1 long strip set.

Make 3 more long strip sets like this.

Come back  tomorrow and I’ll show you how to put these strip sets together to make the quilt top.  You’ll have your modern baby quilt made in no time. I’m sure you’ll agree that this Northcott Cosmic Fusion fabric is fun to work with.

Here’s a sneak peek at the finished quilt!


Modern baby quilt made with Northcott's Cosmic Fusion fabrics
Modern baby quilt made with Northcott’s Cosmic Fusion fabrics


This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Lining up strips of fabric easily for a modern baby quilt


Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.


  1. Pauline

    Wow! I love that Cosmic Fusion fabric it is exactly what I am looking for for Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis. The method of sewing down the ric-rac is perfect thanks for sharing that.

    • Thanks Pauline. Glad you liked it!

  2. Karan

    Looks easy and quick. Just what I like. I love the colors . Thanks.

    • Glad you liked it. It is easy and quick!

  3. Laura

    Thanks for sharing your idea for a baby quilt from this fabulous fabric. These are some of my favorite colours. Do look forward to the rest of the posts.

    • Thanks Laura. Glad you liked it!

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