Baby Quilts ~ Size Matters

I have a friend who is having a baby (one of many friends doing that these days) and I usually make a quilt or a variety of toys for my baby gifts. For this baby, the nursery theme is Woodlands, so I decided to make this quilt.

Since we are still following social distancing protocol and because I have so much fabric in my stash, I am doing my best to use what I have on hand in the quilts I make these days. This quilt (below) was made entirely from scraps.

It was a fairly straight forward pattern, however, the given dimensions were on the extreme ends of the spectrum. The option for “baby” was 36″ x 50″ and for twin “70” x 90.” What a huge range. There was no in between. I could not see making a blanket that was only 36″ wide, so I dove in and started work on the “twin.” At this point, I totally disregarded the dimensions that were stated and thought “how big could it be, he can grow into it.”

HOLY MOLY Batman! I don’t know what I was thinking (clearly I was not), but I can now present to you the result of that effort…the world’s largest baby quilt!

This was just not cool. I could not give this quilt to the baby when the entire family could use it at one time. Sigh. The picture above is the quilt, already quilted with batting and backing, and ready to bind.

After staring at it for about 20 minutes in that state, I made the decision to cut it down a bit, well, a lot. Have you ever cut into a completed quilt? It is a very odd experience. But, I figured that I created it, I could cut into it.

I cut a large strip off the left side and then some from the top and bottom. Here are the results.

Way better! I have enough “quilt” pieces to make a couple of accent pillows to go with it. That was the original plan, right…I won’t tell if you won’t.

3 thoughts on “Baby Quilts ~ Size Matters

  1. Wow! I’m not sure I could cut into a quilt I had already completed. But I love it! Accent pillow and maybe a toy or two are awesome ways to use the rest. Love and miss you!

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