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Fun Animal Print Fabrics

I just had to share my latest project with you all—a charming baby quilt that’s both quick and adorable! I used two charm packs for this one: a solid white and a delightful collection called Alphabet Zoo, which features the cutest little animals. If you’re anything like me, always on the hunt for great precut patterns, this one’s a gem from Missouri Quilt Co. I promise, it’s perfect for those who love to whip up something beautiful in no time.

The fabric was from my haul at Missouri Star Quilt Co a few weeks back. They sponsored this box of fabrics and have generously given a discount link for all my readers to shop at MSQC.   You can shop with this link at MSQC and get a 20% off your cart at checkout!

You can find the pattern Diamond Chain HERE >  

Working with Precuts Charm Squares

Here’s a little tip before you dive in: be mindful of the fact that different fabric manufacturers have slightly different standards for their charm pack sizes. I discovered this the fun way when my Kona solid white charm pack didn’t quite match up perfectly with the Alphabet Zoo charms. Instead of trimming them down (who has the time?), I just centered the pieces as best as I could and sewed away. Sure, some blocks ended up a bit off, but that’s part of the handmade charm, right?

Despite the small size discrepancies, this quilt came together surprisingly quickly. If you’ve made this charm pack quilt before, you could definitely finish this one in an evening. For me, I stretched it out over a few days, piecing it together into a lovely flimsy quilt top during my breaks from work week. Even with limited time, it felt incredibly satisfying to see it all come together.

I just love that there’s a secondary pattern in the quilt too from the mix of four patches and half square triangles units. I really like this pattern and can see that it will be a great quilt pattern for scraps too! I’ll be sure to repeat this quilt again. 

I added a round of solid border to allow the binding to pop away from the quilt centre.

I’ll be using the minky for the backing so now I am off to baste and quilt this quilt! I have also picked the mustard fabric for the binding. This will be a quick one to quilt. I can’t wait to see the finished product, and I’ll be sure to share photos with you all once it’s done.

Next is another baby quilt is the one using the layer cake in the fabric haul above! Do you have a layer cake pattern that you want to suggest? 

 


2 Comments

  1. That’s such a great design for a baby quilt! Also would be lovely as a scrap blanket

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