Psst … did you know there’s a Sugarcubes quilt along coming up at the end of May? Get all the details here.
This week I finished my Sugarcubes baby quilt! It makes no sense that this one seemed to take longer than the large throw quilt I made a few weeks ago … although it probably has a lot to do with the fact that I finished it myself. It all started with this sweet fat quarter bundle that I’ve been saving. Actually this is just a subset of Clementine by Melody Miller of Ruby Star Society, since for the baby quilt you need just sixteen 9-inch blocks, in 4 colour ways.
For the quilting I used my own sewing machine, a Bernina 350 PE, which comes with a walking foot and has never failed me. My standby pattern when quilting at home is to sew two diagonal lines from corner to corner, then fill each quadrant with concentric triangles. It’s simple and modern looking and goes quickly. To keep the quilting lines straight I use an attachment that also came with machine, that clamps into the needle housing and creates a fixed guideline for your stitches. (These lines were just under 1.25 inches apart.)
For the backing I used Carolyn Friedlander widleback fabric in Carrot. This was actually two pieces that I had left over from a previous quilt, so I’ve got two backings out of the amount that I started with!
For the binding I used more of the Ruby Star Spark in periwinkle blue, the same print that I used in the top.
The overall dimensions of the Sugarcubes baby size are 36″ x 36″ … you could make it a little bigger if you like but I think this is just the perfect size for a baby quilt or stroller blanket, even a quilted playmat.