Navy Blue & White Gingham Quilt

Navy Gingham Quilt stacked II

What fun this quilt was to make and what an impact solid fabrics can make in a design.  I am continually adding to my stash of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids and love using them.  I do love all things gingham so it was time to make a gingham quilt.

Navy Gingham Quilt binding detail Navy Gingham Quilt back & front

I absolutely love the high contrast of the navy and the white in this super soft quilt.

The solid fabrics I used were Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids in Navy, Candy Blue and White.

Navy Gingham Quilt with label

White satin custom labels by Jennifer’s Jewels

Hanging Navy Gingham quilt

This quilt finishes at 44″ x 52″, a nice size for a child’s quilt.

Each finished block is 4″.  The cutting and piecing was straightforward:  I cut WOF strips of 4.5″ and then subcut them into 4.5 squares.  I cut 42 white squares, 71 light blue and 30 navy squares.

Navy Gingham Quilt wtih toy

Navy Gingham Quilt front and back

The backing fabric was a super cute alphabet/number print by Quilting Treasures called ABC/123 in Blue.  I love fabrics like this that can be used for playtime with a child to learn their numbers and letters – things that take me back to raising my boys.

Navy Gingham Quilt

For the binding fabric, I knew right away this coodinating stripe fabric from Quilting Treasures was what I was going to use. It has that zing factor for a binding and really pops against the solid fabrics.  I had to restrain myself from cutting this stripe on the bias, because I really love bias bindings – but I thought this stripe had enough punch to just cut it crossgrain.  And it does.  I made 2.5″ strips for doing the binding, which is my preferred method.

binding for navy blue gingham quilt

Navy Gingham Quilt binding

I used Warm and White 100% cotton batting for this quilt, which is what I use if there is a lot of white fabric in the quilt.  It is bleached batting and pure white, so that it doesn’t dull the whiteness of the fabric.  It handles and quilts up just like regular Warm and Natural batting.

Navy & White Gigham Quilt folded

I did a simple quilting at 3.5″ stitch length in Aurifil White thread.

Navy Gingham Quilt stacked

Navy Gingham Pillow

Of course, I had to make a little reading pillow to go with it!

Quilts like these can be used as a decorative accent in a child’s room, as play mats or just to snuggle up with.

I’m really pleased with this quilt and am listing it in the shop.

Thanks for stopping by !
Elaine

I’m linking to Crazy Mom Quilts, Sew Fresh QuiltsFree Motion by the River, Blossom Heart Quilts

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22 thoughts on “Navy Blue & White Gingham Quilt

  1. jesusknowsmyname

    Love it. Simple, and pretty. I like your straight-forward directions as to how many squares, helps out a beginner like me. And the machine stitched binding corners on the back… wow, I don’t know if you are like me, but those perfectly folded and tidy angles just make me swoon. ha! Your pricing helps me to figure out what to charge for a quilt IF I could ever bear to sell one. Obviously you charge for supplies and time; do you just count the hours you have in the quilt? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      If you’re having trouble with the mitered bindings you can click on my machine binding tutorial and see if that helps – it has step by step photos. When pricing a quilt, everything is taken into consideration – some designs are much more time consuming than others and some quilts have more expensive print fabrics, rather than the cheaper solids. I figure all that in and try to price accordingly.

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  2. Connie Dvorscak

    Gorgeous! I love gingham! Also love Kona cotton solids. Any thoughts on red combination for red and white gingham?!

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  3. Cindy

    Omg! I just love this beautiful baby quilt! So precious!! I just recently found your blog and am loving it all!!:) I’ve only been quilting for a short time and don’t always have the time but I so need to add this gorgeous quilt to my list of must do’s! Thanks for sharing! Now jumping over to check how you machine sew your binding on. I’m still doing that by hand and I do enjoy it but would love to know how to do it by machine:)

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  4. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

    Cindy: Welcome to the blog and welcome to quilting! As for machine binding, a lot of people really love to hand sew the binding but I believe a machine sewn binding is more durable, especially for a baby quilt that may be washed a lot. Also, it’s so much faster to bind a quilt by machine. And it will be totally invisible from the front.

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  5. Deb

    Found this blog post when I was looking for a baby boy quilt to make. I made this, even found the backing fabric. I like your fresh and simplistic style.

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