Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Bliss

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I whipped up this baby quilt a while ago using 2 Bliss charm packs.  

If you want to make a quilt like this start with 2 Charm packs.  There should be 80 squares and you only need 72…so pick out 8 squares to make the flower (or not).  You can see I picked out 2 of the red squares (4 petals from 1 square), 1 green for the leaves, 1 blue for the center and 4 more to make eight.  Then cut all of your remaining charm squares in half.  You should have 160 strips 2 1/2" x 5".

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I mixed up all the strips and sewed them back into pairs.  Then I sewed those pairs together into sets of 4, and then I sewed my sets of 4 together into sets of 8.  If you do it that way vs. laying out all the little strips it will go faster…plus you can chain piece everything.  After I had sets of 8 I laid them all out into rows….two set per row.  Then you can finish sewing together your quilt top.   

Your on your own with the flower…I basically just fused the charm squares to webbing and cut out my shapes.  For the petals…you can fold your charm squares into fourths and draw the petal shape on the paper backing of the webbing and cut them out.  Here’s a really fuzzy picture of the flower close up:

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You can still find Bliss charm packs here.

39 comments:

JCnNC said...

That is such a colorful quilt. I love it. Judy C

Alex Duenkel said...

Sew beautiful... simple, colorful and just makes me happy...

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very nice! I wish I knew of someone who is having a baby. so simple. I love it.

Katy said...

Okay, I JUST bought TWO charm packs of Bliss the other day...and then you post this. How ESP is that? I was just going to make a simple block quilt with white panels in between each block, but this is wonderful too. If I don't use my Bliss, I'm definately going to use this idea with another charm pack. I really love it!

Bethany said...

I was going to ask where one could get some Bliss as my searches are fruitless...but you answered that :)

tale of many cities said...

adorable!

karenfae said...

I like these simple kinds of quilts - go together quickly and if you add a little bit of applique it really does something for it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Tasha said...

Darling. I simply adore this fabric line. I have already used it once in a quilt...and also in small projects. This is so cute. Love the flower on it.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

This is so sweet!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a fun and fast quilt top! I just got two charm packs of Origins for a steal but didn't have a project in mind for them. This might be it! Love the flower!

MGM

caroline_saunders said...

Stunning, love it.

Judi said...

The applique really lifts this already pretty quilt. Lovely.

Karen said...

Great quilt! I LOVE it!
Karen

shez said...

beautiful quilt

Stephanie said...

So cute!!!

Suz said...

Very cute. Do you use pinking shears for all your quilt cutting or did the fabric just come like that? Also do you recommend bias or straight edge binding for quilts?

Melody said...

such a pretty quilt - I love your creations ~ I received a 'petit-four' - minicharm pack of Bliss from Camille when I ordered some of her patterns last year and used them to make a small wall-hanging - love this fabric!

Live a Colorful Life said...

So cute. My husband thinks I should start buying pre-cuts of fabric lines, holding on to them until they become hard to find, and then selling them for a small profit. More fun than buying stock, for sure. I just thought it was funny that it was my husband's idea. Obviously he has been paying attention to my fabric-buying lately...

Q said...

I don't think anyone can get enough Bliss can they?! such a cute quilt, will have to add that to my want to do list!

Carol T said...

This is a really cute quilt. I might make a version out of my It's a Hoot charm packs.

Sandra said...

Lovely! The appliqued flower is a nice extra touch. Perhaps you could submit this to the Moda Bake Shop:)

patsy said...

I have two Bliss charm packs in my stash!!!!!
thanks for the great idea :)

Amanda Murphy said...

Very cute! The flower is a perfect touch!

Carla said...

This is adorable...the fabric just makes it! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Aw, that is such a sweet quilt! Way to whip it up.

yenni said...

love it...colourful..^^

delia hornbook said...

Thats really lovely, gorgeous colours, dee x

annabelle g said...

Such happy colors for a little girl and the flower is the perfect touch :)

amandajean said...

that is a super cute bliss quilt! although it's making me wish i would have bought more than one charm pack.

Joni said...

Such sparkly fabrics! The flower just makes the quilt.

Judy said...

This is so neat! You are super nice to give me ideas for my many, many charm packs. I look forward to your blog the most and miss them when you are gone. Thank you so much. This is a wonderful quilt!

lifeinredshoes said...

I was in one of my favorite little fabric shops today, Pine Needles, and guess what?
No
No!
Guess again...
I SAW YOUR PATTERNS! right there in front of me...so happy:)

@pril said...

Pretty Groovy!

Sue said...

Such a beautiful quilt and the flower really finishes it perfectly :o)

Sachiko said...

Sooo cute! I just love it!

SuzM said...

I have been looking for the bliss charm packs and cannot find anywhere that has them. Does any one know where to find them?

Anna said...

To make 160 strips don't you need 80 squares? I'm just making this with hunky dory which has 42 squares per pack so I have 4 for the flower but had to use all the remaining 80 squares for the 160 strips! It's so cute - love the simplicity of the design,thanks for sharing!

Doris Mandez said...

Oh this is so beautiful. I am going to make this in some blue vintage prints I picked up from an Etsy fabric store http://fabrictreasury.etsy.com . She had lovely vintage fabrics.

Marte said...

That was absotutely beautiful!! Wow! I liked the flower in red. It's a bit difficult to see the leaves in the picture.

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