What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt

I got this one all finished up and washed!

What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt - Both Sides

What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt

What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt - Back

Meandering free motion quilting + a quick wash and dry = crinkly goodness!!

What a Bunch of Squares Baby quilt - Detail

It came out much better than I had initially anticipated so I’m really happy about that.  It’s the Denyse Schmidt pattern but I made fewer blocks that measured 15″ square, so it now measures about 45″ x 60″.

What fun it is to make blocks without really worrying about perfectly measuring and cutting.  As long as they were vaguely the right size, and there was variety among them, they were “right”!  Then framed them all in white and I was done with the top!  Quick and easy and FUN!

17 Responses to “What a Bunch of Squares Baby Quilt”

  1. emmetti August 10, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    I love yuor quilt!!

    Maria Teresa

  2. Carrie/Two Dogs and a Quilt August 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    This will make one happy baby. Love all that free-motion, crinkly goodness!

  3. nettie August 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm #

    so cute! i need to get quilting, kind of wish I had more time.

  4. Amy August 11, 2008 at 3:41 am #

    I need to finish the derned binding so that I can toss mine into the wash… (I am actually working on the binding on several quilts.)

  5. Jen Eskridge August 11, 2008 at 5:44 am #

    Its already quilted!! WOW- Its beautiful. ~jen~

  6. yaiAnn August 11, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Love it! I get so OCD on making the blocks all perfect.. I think I should try this one because it’s so cute!

  7. Jeanie August 11, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    That’s a lovely quilt! Could you please explain what you mean — the coloured blocks are not all the same size, but when do you add the white? To what? And what size? It all looks so nicely done, but I can’t quite figure it out. Thank you!

  8. artisania August 11, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    Well done! And boy you are fast!

  9. Jessica August 12, 2008 at 5:22 am #

    Hi! I have just been looking at all the quilts you have made and they are just beautiful! I really like how you do the freemotion quilting, I would like to try that soon. I’m sure all the families love the quilts you have made them, it’s such a special gift.

  10. jacquie August 12, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    ooooh am I glad i found your blog…fabulous quilts! i love this one. i’m a denyse schmidt fan too…she pretty much changed the way i make quilts…improvisation is for me!

  11. amandajean August 12, 2008 at 8:16 pm #

    I love the colors!!! the improvisational piecing is fun, isn’t it?

  12. Delilah August 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    Your quilt is beautiful!

  13. Carol August 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm #

    Beautiful as usual. I love all of your quilts. And as Artisania said, “boy are you fast”.

  14. Lee-Anne Gilbert September 7, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi Alissa, can you please explain how you wash and dry your quilts? Thanks Lx

  15. Terri February 13, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    would you mind sharing your exact directions for your quilt? i love it! especially the backing!

    • Alissa February 13, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      Hi Terri,

      Sorry, I made this quilt so long ago… but like it says in the post, it’s 45″ x 60″ so a bit of math would sort out each finished block size. Just have the last round on your block be the background fabric. Easy!

  16. Peggy May 22, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    I just found out the quilt you made for Fay is also on your blog, so nice! we still use it alot. Both girls enjoy their quilts still everyday and in our new house, Fay will use hers as a bed throw (is that the right word).
    do you still have the online shop?
    love Pegs

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