Thursday, June 2, 2011

Reinterpret a pattern to make it baby quilt worthy

Sometimes you have to squint to see how a pattern can be changed or adapted to use as a baby quilt. While the Cabins & Posies Pattern pictured here does have a perfect finished size for a baby quilt (35"x 46"), it's not very baby quilty, really.

(Yes, quilty is a word, regardless of what spellchecker tells you. Ha!)

But I do love the mix of blocks - log cabins and four-patches - and the graphical borders using strips and more four-patches. And you could change or drop off all together the posy appliques.

The right selection of colors and patterns in the fabrics could make this easy quilt pattern a winner in the baby category. Can you see it?

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