Peachy Keen Baby Quilt

peachy keen front and back

Between Amy Sinbaldi and Alisse Courter, I was in some kind of incredible Fabric Heaven in the making of this quilt.  I had fallen in love a while ago with Alisse Courter’s Magnolia line of fabrics for Camelot Fabrics and couldn’t wait to make a cute little girl’s quilt with the peachy pink fabrics from that line.  Then Amy Sinbaldi came out with her Paperie collection for Art Gallery Fabrics and when I saw her “Happily Ever After” fabric I knew it would go beautifully with those peachy pink fabrics.

peachy keen stacked

I didn’t want to cut these fabrics too much because I wanted the prints to really shine, so I decided on a 16-patch quilt.  I cut 3.5″ strips to make the checkerboard pattern for finished 3″ squares.  I think often this is the cutest pattern for baby quilts.

peachy keen happily ever after

Moda came out with a line called “Ombre” which is a gradient solid and I have found this fabric to be a real workhorse in quilts – it looks as if you’ve used two or three or even four different solids, but you haven’t.  And instead of trying to match a bunch of different solids, the Ombre fabric gives you a few different solids from the same piece of fabric. I love this fabric!  So I used a fat quarter of Ombre Popsicle Pink and got several really pretty solids from it.

peachy keen back and front

The other fabrics I used were Robert Kaufman Kona Solid in Baby Pink and Snapshot Hearts in Pink  from Riley Blake.  For the binding, when I held Squared Elements in Watermelon up to the quilt, it was the clear winner.

For the backing, I used Floral Lattice in White from the Magnolia Line.  Such a sweet design.   I love this particular fabric so much and it was so fun to see it as a full backing on a quilt.

peachy keen on bassinet

I used Warm and White 100% cotton batting for this quilt.  This quilt finished at 36″x47″, a nice little baby quilt that you could use on the floor,  snuggle up with or just as a pretty accent piece in a room.

peachy keen quilted toppeachy keen full front

peachy keep backing and frontpeachy keen stacked II

 

Can you tell I love this quilt?  I have put this quilt in my shop, but it’s hard to part with it!

This item has SOLD.

Hope you’re making something!
Elaine

I’m linking up to Sew Fresh QuiltsBlossom Heart Quilts and Free Motion by the River.

37 thoughts on “Peachy Keen Baby Quilt

  1. Maggie Smith

    It would be so great if we had such beautiful fabrics here in South Africa. Love this quilt, would love to make something like this.

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  2. Jan J

    If I wanted to make a quilt of similar size and say, 6-8 different fabrics, how much of each fabric would I need? Thanking you. Jan

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    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      Jan: I didn’t keep track of the yardage I used (sorry!) but I know I cut 3.5″ strips for this project. There were 15 completed 16-patch blocks. When I look at my project notes, I’m guessing that it takes close to 3 yards to piece the front (there are a lot of seams). So if you used 6 fabrics, I would think about 1/2 yard each would do the job. Hope this helps!

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  3. Linda

    I love this so much – it is so fresh and girly. I’ve been searching for the fabrics here in the UK but can’t get your combination at all. Can you tell me where to find them here? The postage from USA is too expensive.

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  5. susanne shepherd

    so I’m new to quilting. I have done 2 quilts but I would like to do a baby quilt for a friend’s granddaughter. I love this one. My question is, do you sew your strips together and then cut them or did you cut 3.5 squares and then sew together. Not sure if I made that question clear

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    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      Susanne: I did what is called a “16-patch” block , which is different fabrics cut into strips, sewn together and then subcut into more strips and sewn back together to create a checkboard pattern. These 16-patch blocks are then sewn together to create the quilt. You can google “16 patch block” and find info on how to do this! It’s easy. Good luck!

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  6. Daria

    Wonderful, I want to make something like this too! May I ask you which 100% cotton batting you use for your crib quilts? I need a soft one, but I don’t have much choice in 100% cotton battings over here. Thanks in advance 🙂

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      1. Daria

        I’m Italian but I live in the Netherlands and Warm & Natural is impossible to find over here (there’s only 1 online shop that sells Warm & White but no Warm & Natural. Warm and White is quite stiff and thin and I find it ok for a cushion cover but a bit too stiff for a baby quilt, I guess) Too bad, because it’s handy to have a whIte batting that doesn’t show through voile cotton and Warm & White would be perfect for that.
        I think I’ll go for Hobbs (easy to find here) or Quilters Dream. Thank you so much for your reply 🙂 I love seeing your work!

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  7. Patty

    Absolutely beautiful! Seeing quilts like this is what makes me want to learn to quilt. Do you have a rule of thumb so to speak on how many different prints you use in a quilt. I notice in this quilt there are 5 different prints and 2 different solids? Is that right?
    Also, thank you for your tutorial on tips, that really helps a lot. I’ve read it a couple of times.

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  8. Wendy

    I have found all of the prints on line except the backing. Everyone says out of stock. I can’t imagine making this quilt without that fabric. Any suggestions? Can’t wait to get started. Thank you.

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  9. Mary Karlovich

    Love this quilt so much and just had to make one for my new granddaughter! I found all of fabrics except for two of them but managed to find two different ones that worked just as nicely! Thank you for sharing this quilt!

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  11. Kathy Davis

    I just love your quilts. I love the way you quilt too. I’m working on a quilt now and will try quilting it like you have. It looks so neat and also looks easier than a meander quilt. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  12. LORI Lentini

    Thank you. What a beautiful quilt. I can’t believe how much I learned reading about your ombré fabric. Thank you Sweetest. Thank you for sharing the size of squares. I always wonder

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  13. Andrea H

    I just love this quilt. Feminine but still fresh and modern. I have managed to find most of the fabrics except the fabric you used on the back so will come up with an alternative. I do have a question about the 16 patch block. How many different strip combinations did you use for the blocks? It looks like there are a few different versions. You have a blue boy version that basically uses just 4 fabrics so that one is easy to figure out but this one is a little tougher to figure out for a new quilter like me 🙂 Any guidance appreciated.

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