A friend of mine asked recently if I could make a baby quilt for a friend of hers. I love making baby quilts, so any excuse is welcome! The fabric for kids is adorable and the quilts come together so much faster than the larger quilts. This particular quilt was going to be for a little boy and the nursery was being done in an woodland theme. After a little looking around I found the Life in the Jungle fabric by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake.
This great quilt on Etsy served as inspiration for design.It was adorable and my friend loved it. It looked like it would be easy enough to make as I only had a week between arriving back in the country (I was leaving for vacation a couple days after she emailed me) and when the baby was due. I picked up a fabric panel and a jelly roll and had them waiting for me when I got back. Using the original quilt as inspiration I started cutting – the precut strips made putting this together a breeze.
I cut out squares from the panel and gave them each a border with a jelly roll strip. I had to do a little measuring for the longer rectangle as it was a little skinnier than the other blocks from the panel. I think it worked out okay with a border that is a little wider.
Along the bottom I raw edge appliqued the baby’s name and then quilted with a simple stipple. The binding is a scrappy binding that I made with the leftover strips of the jelly roll that I had not used to border any of the panel blocks. The backing is Roll Call in green fabric from the Life in the Jungle collection.
It is going to its new home this week! It feels good to finally complete a quilt this year!