Simple Strip Baby Quilt

• Moda Charm Pack Butterfly Fling by Me and My Sisters
• 1 yard coordinating print sashing & borders #22081=14 Yolk Yellow in Flight
• Backing 2 1/2 yards light green or other print
• binding 1/2 yard #22085-11 Pretty Pink Squiggle Flys
• Batting 54X45
• basic quilting supplies

Choose 36 charms from the charm pack. I placed 4-5 charms in each stack.

I set the 4 left overs off to the side for a future project.

Trim all 36 charms to 4 3/4 inch. It doesn’t leave but a scrap….

Lay out your charms in a pleasing arrangement of 4 rows of 9 squares each. I have a design wall which is invaluable for making quilts.

Sew them together end to end…

Press each block as you sew it.

Next cut your borders. I am about to square up my strip to 4 3/4 inch X WOF

Cut (7) strips 4 3/4 inch X WOF. Then measure your pieced charm strip…it should be about 39 inches.

I placed them on the design wall to preview and decide IF I really like the yellow print for the sashing. Then I cross-cut 5 strips 39 inches X 4 3/4 inches.

Layer a pieced strip ON TOP of the sashing strip…and pin pin pin…that way as you sew you can be sure your seems are being sewn and it seems to prevent slipping of my fabric. Sew 5 vertical strips between pieced strips and on the sides, as shown above. I didn’t take a picture sewing actually…I got too excited and realized they were ALL sewn on! The top and bottom borders are approximately 39 inches wide. Measure your quilt before you cut to be sure you haven’t lost width during the sewing process. Sew on top and bottom borders and the quilt top it DONE!
It took me about 2 hours to sew this quilt top, it’s THAT simple.

Now my quilt top will be off to my quilter…or you could finish it like the one below. I layered and quilted it with straight lines to finish it for my daughters birth about 2 years ago. With the Butterfly Fling fabric I’d really like an overall flowery or butterfly meander for quilting. The fabric and my mood determine that. My daughters quilt below is made with a Moda charm pack “Apron Strings”. I blogged it here.

One Simple Strip Baby Quilt ~ 39X48 inches

Have a Great Day!