I have always wanted to make a quilt. When my mom was pregnant with my sister my older cousin and I tried to make a quilt. I think we worked on it for a weekend maybe more before we gave up. Hey, we were only 10 and 12 at the time and as my mom always said it’s the thought that counts. 🙂 Anyway, we never finished that quilt and I never tried to make one again.
There was something about becoming a mother that makes me want to make things for my babies and for other peoples babies. When a cousin (different cousin) of mine happened to be pregnant with her first while I was pregnant with Sammie I decided to make her a quilt. I figured if it turned out horrible I would just keep it for my girls and give her something else. Since I had never actually made a quilt I wanted to find a pattern that was super easy. I turned to my dear friend, Google, and typed in easy baby quilt pattern. There were tons of them. I searched through a few and found this 5×5 Quilt Tutorial on Cloud 9 Fabrics that I thought would be perfect.
Quilt front I just loved how the colors came together. So pretty!
My cousin loves Hello Kitty so I did the back in a soft Hello Kitty fleece.
The quilt tutorial is super easy to follow. I however, made a few mistakes in cutting out my fabrics so my quilt was not actually 5×5. I also added a border to my quilt mostly because I am horrible at hand stitching. Well, I’m not exactly horrible at hand stitching. It’s just that my hand stitching shows more than I wanted it to so I used the border to hide it. Oh and while Cloud 9 Fabrics stated it only took her 2 hours total to make this quilt it took me much, much longer but I was also pregnant at the time. My favorite part about this tutorial was how she should you how to lay the quilt, backing and batting out, sew them together, and then turn them right side out. I’ve watched my mom make quilts before and Cloud 9 Fabrics process was much simpler than the process my mom used. In fact, I showed my mom this technique on the next quilt she made.
I highly recommend this tutorial and quilt pattern if you want to learn how to make an easy, quick quilt. I loved this quilt process so much that I plan on, eventually, making one for each of my girls, only bigger than 5×5.
**Note: I apologize that the pictures are not that great. I forgot to take some before I gave it to my cousin! She was kind enough to text me some pictures though.
Have a blessed day!
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