Finished Modern Baby Quilt


Quick Column Quilt

I’ve been trying to systematically get more projects out of my UFO (UnFinishedObjects)/WIP (WorksInProgress) pile. I was on a roll for a while at the beginning of the year, but have since slacked a little. Until last week.

I pieced this modern baby quilt top a year ago as part of a book review for Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts tour.

straight line quilting

It is such a fun, FAST quilt to piece. I liked having this pattern to just play with colors and fabrics. And then it sat in that dreaded WIP pile for a year.

Easy Baby Quilt pattern

I had found the perfect backing fabric (a Kate Spain print from her Daydream collection.) It’s like this print was made for this quilt! I even had this quilt spray-basted ad folded up ready to quilt. Well, two weeks ago, I decided this quilt needed to finally just see the light of day!


I went with simple straight-line-quilting. Partly because I wanted to accentuate the linear nature of the quilt. But mainly because I’m still only comfortable Β with straight-line quilting. I like how it turned out. I especially like how the quilting gives that added texture to a quilt that is made of mostly solid fabrics.binding

I decided to bind the quilt with a subtle print to give a little bit of contrast to the solids, but also blend comfortablyΒ with the quilt colors. This is a DS Quilts print I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics a couple of years ago.

column baby quilt

This quilt is pure stash – even the batting was pieced from my stash – which is always a good thing. Nice to get another poor quilt off the never-ending WIP list! Not sure yet where this quilt is going to live, but I’m not too worried about it waiting long. You can find the pattern for this quilt in Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts.

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    September 29, 2015 at 5:33 am

    So lovely, and the straight quilting really sets it all off.

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    Sigi G
    September 29, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Love what you did with this quilt. It looks so cute and cuddly. Somewhere there will be a lucky recipient :)!

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    September 29, 2015 at 6:09 am

    That is adorable. I love the modern look and the straight line quilting is perfect. I just looked at the preview of the book — looks like a fun one.

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    September 29, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I love that you chose to only go one direction with the straight lines rather than making a grid. That backing fabric is pretty awesome, too!

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    September 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Wonderful rescue from the Land of Unfinished Quilts! Love how you mixed designers and prints!

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    September 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    This quilt is PERFECT! You’re right, the backing looks like it was made specifically for this quilt! How many times does that happen? I am encouraged to start a quilt using this pattern after seeing this beauty!

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Jodie Zollinger
    September 29, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Beautiful quilt, really lovely colors and all.

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    September 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Congrats on getting that quilt out of the UFO pile!! It’s beautiful and the straight line quilting is perfect!!

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    Melissa Corry
    September 30, 2015 at 7:54 am

    So cute Amy!!! I love the colors you used and yippee for all stash!!!

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    SanDra B
    September 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Love this quilt….your straight line quilting is a perfect choice! And the backing is a great choice, too! Those colors are so cheerful….
    Looks like a fun quilt to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    sue kaiser
    September 30, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Very cute

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    Lorinda Davis
    September 30, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Youre right, that backing is PERFECT! And I’m such a sucker for a modern baby quilt. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Karen Seitz
    September 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Great quilt, and I especially love that is it no long a WIP! πŸ™‚ I know that makes you feel good.

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    GeminiJen NZ
    October 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Really really cool – I love the modern look yet it is still so suitable for baby – great work again!

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    October 6, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I love this quilt! Even though my heart pulls at the more traditional quilt patterns, the modern ideas are becoming more of my favorite.

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    Shena B
    October 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I remember seeing the TV episode on ladder quilts awhile ago. It’s so interesting to see your version! Those solids and prints pair so well together.

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    Debbie Gallett
    October 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I like the straight line quilting. I have not yet tried machine quilting but I really like the look of that one.

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    Melanie C
    October 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Such a great quilt idea….I think it would work with my mini charm pack collection πŸ™‚

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    October 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Love the simplicity and the striking colors! Plus, it is totally gender neutral. I would proudly use a quilt like this for my son:)

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