I found this easy quilt tutorial from Huppie Mama a few months ago and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it! I’d never made a quilt in my life but her instructions made it sound like something I could totally do.
And I did! It was definitely easy and it wasn’t overly time-consuming either. I think I did it in two naptimes and an evening, if that gives you any sense of the time it took!
The back: simple and soft.
And, as promised, here are mistakes. You can see the first one above. I don’t think it’s too noticeable unless you know it’s there. I didn’t quite sew the fabric on well enough so the edge was still exposed in this one spot. And I had to re-sew it. And do it again. Oops! But that seam is good and secure now!
This scrap piece of fabric somehow got sewn in there with the binding. And I just couldn’t bring myself to pick it out.
When I make another quilt (for I shall!) this is one adjustment I will definitely make: the strips on either end are the same width as the others, but the quilt binding covers about half of those end pieces. It made those ends look like they weren’t cut the same as the others. Next time I make a quilt like this, I’ll add extra width to the ends so that they look the same as the rest.
I think the hardest part of making this was picking out the fabric! I was making the blanket for my friend’s baby and I tried to match it to the picture she showed me of the nursery bedding. I made the quilt and then when I saw the bedding in person, it didn’t match as well as I had hoped, but I was still happy with the blanket on its own.
Now I just need to make another one for my kiddos…or maybe just for me!