Stripey Baby Quilt

My recent obsession with stripes continues. 

One of my employee’s daughters just had a little girl.  I decided to whip up a quilt for the wee one.  This is my 3rd attempt at “quilting”.  I use quotation marks because all I really do is sew some squares or strips of fabric together and attempt to “quilt” them at the end.  Key word, attempt.

Here’s attempt #1:

Attempt #2:

And now…attempt #3:





I had to kindly explain to Ike that this wasn’t his.  (And yes, he has a Wubba with him at all times.  Obsessed much?)  Luckily the home it is going to has multiple dogs so I don’t feel quite so bad about him stomping on it.  Don’t worry, I will recommend they wash it…


I used this tutorial for the striped top and this tutorial for the quilting.  I was going to do a how-to…but no one should be taking sewing advice from me.  It’s not pretty.  The quilt turned out cute enough.  I definitely need more practice but I know “it’s the thought that counts” will get me through on this one.

What’s your favorite beginner quilting pattern?  Have you attempted to quilt?  Do share!

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