Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's A Boy!!!

My mother asked me to make her a baby quilt for a new great grandson that is due in January. She is hoping he will be born on her birthday.

I knew I wanted to do a quick quilt because my list is full with no end in site.

Chenille Baby Quilt

Items used to make quilt:
  • One charm pack of City Weekend
  • 1/2 yard chenille - Sashing
  • One Fat Quarter - Binding
  • 1 yard backing

I took a charm pack of City Weekend from Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S for Moda and added some white chenille sashing.

I sewed the charms into four rows of eight then added three 5" chenille sashing strips in between using 1/4" seam allowance through out.

Layer your top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired, bind and enjoy! Quilt measures 31" x 36"

Close up of quilting. I used one of the decorative stitches from my machine. Caution : This takes more thread and is slow, but the results are great and worth it. Could be done with straight lines too.

I had the top done in 30 minutes max. It took me longer to quilt and bind. I did my binding on the bias.

Tips for working with chenille:
  • Cut chenille to the length of the charm strips.
  • Chenille will streach. Place on bottom next to feed dogs.
  • Pin charm strips to chenille.
  • I didn't quilt the chenille as it would be hard to quilt. (at least I would think so)
  • I used only a 1/4" seam. Not 1/2" as some told me to use and it turned out fine. It's holding.
  • The secret to working with chenille is don't do anything to it. Just let it be.
These are just my tips and I'm sure others will have their own. :-)


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If Qubee Quilts Fan page hits 1000 likes on Facebook & Qubee Quilts gets 500 followers by 11:59pm Sunday November 21st. I will giveaway one of the above chenille baby kits plus other great stuff. (boy or girl your choice that includes: charm pack, chenille, backing and binding)

Blog about the upcoming giveaway and maybe we can make this happen. I really would love to give away a kit plus other great stuff. You never know what I will come up with.

Until next time,


  1. Thank you for the tips with the chenille. I've done very few things with it out of doubt. Really like your baby quilt :)

  2. I've never worked with chenille, but will remember your tips if I ever do so. Its a great looking quilt.

  3. What a sweet, quick quilt - love the idea of putting the textured chenille in strips on the face!

  4. Great tip about putting the chenille against the feed dogs.

  5. I've never worked with chenille but i like the idea!!! the charm pack is totally adorable. Gosh I really love Moda fabrics!

  6. I'm afraid of chenille but maybe I shouldn't be? Thanks for the info!

  7. Cute quilt! I'm now a follower and I like Qubee Quilts on FB.


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