Need to make a baby quilt in a hurry? Here’s a super quick method for a primitive/vintage look that looks like it took bags of time, plus it’s self-binding so you don’t have to spend time on that part either. Here’s all you need: coordinating strips of fabric in various sizes, fine crochet thread, batting, and backing fabric.
We used a total of nine strips, ranging from 4″ to 7″ wide and 40″ long (basically the width of the fabric trimmed). We sewed them together in the order we liked, cut backing and batting to match the size, and sewed it all together (leave a small opening for turning) with wrong sides facing. Turn it right side out, stitch the opening closed, and press the edges so they are nice and crisp.With the crochet thread, sew the edges and along each strip with a straight running stitch. We drew a couple of branches with leaves and a bird with a Frixion pen and stitched over the outline to add dimension. We also made some little birds from felt and a fabric and felt flower to gussy up a purchased mobile. The attached ribbons fit right into the plastic arms, and you have a matching musical mobile for the nursery.
It has a flannel backing to make it oh so soft and the hand stitching gives it that handmade look. We know this is a pretty light tutorial, so if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
-Diane & Audrey