Ribbon Baby Quilt

Ribbon Baby Quilt
Ribbon Baby Quilt

Free Quilt Projects - Ribbon Baby Quilt

Kindly Contributed by: Penny penelope61_plc@yahoo.com

I needed to do a quick and easy baby quilt for a baby shower. (This took me 2 weeks to make in my spare time but I think it could be done as an all day project.

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I wanted to do a sunbonnet sue appliqué pattern on my baby blanket but knew that I didn't have enough time to do a hand-appliqué project. I had seen on the Sew Perfect Program where a lady embellished fabric with various ribbons of different textures, etc. When I was getting my thread for my sewing machine, I came across a spool of 1/8 in ribbon in the same color as my fabric and thought, since I don't have the time to hand appliqué, why not draw the pattern on my squares (14 inch square) and sew the ribbon outlining the pattern. It turned out wonderful. I did a nine patch quilt with 14 inch squares. I used 3 colors from light to dark and rotated the colors as I laid them out. My quilt was three rows across and three rows down. I put the Sun Bonnet Sue pattern on 4 of the squares as follows: Top Row: Dark Fabric Square, Medium Fabric Square with Sun Bonnet Sue in the middle of this square and the Light Fabric Square Middle Row: Light Fabric Square w/Sun Bonnet Sue, Dark Fabric Square, and the Medium Fabric Square with Sun Bonnet Sue. Bottom Row: Medium Fabric Square, Light Fabric Square with Sun Bonnet Sue, Dark Fabric Square. I enlarged the Sun Bonnet Sue pattern to almost completely fill up the whole square (you need to have enough room to have a seam allowance and still look pleasing to the eye.) I sewed the squares together and then using the light fabric to frame it, approx. 2 1/2 inches wide (Entirely up to you but it looks nice framed and centers the 9 patches) and I also used the light colored fabric for the back of the quilt. Then I cut 3 1/2 inches of all the dark medium and light fabrics to do the final border. You can do it by alternating the colors all around the edge of the quilt or you can use the dark color to do the border. Your choice entirely. To tack the quilt batting down (which is layered between the quilt top and the back) I hand-sewed around the outside of ribboned Sun Bonnet Sue squares and put a bow in the center of the blank squares and at the corners of the center square as well. That's it! I hope my directions make sense, if not, feel free to ask me questions via my email address: penelope61_plc@yahoo.com

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