HQAL: Check-in on the Baby Quilt

As the weather continues to cool and the baby shower looms as a reminder to get her done, I have been busy these last few weeks working on the baby quilt. I have finished with assembling the top.


If your eyes hadn’t noticed, I’ll point it out, top row (or it could be a side or bottom row) is off a bit. When I was placing it as a middle row it was very apparent I had made a mistake but instead of re working, because it was the only row off, I decided to use as an end row where the mistake, once all put together, would be less noticeable.


Mistake- no worries – be happy! I am very happy with the color scheme. At first I thought it might feel to grown up for a baby but with it’s satin ribbon border on and small lace trim I think it’s statement will be fine ~ here’s to love and a happy, healthy, strong and bold baby girl.


The backing is a brushed cotton flannel, baby soft! I doubled the batting for a extra cush and warmth. Not quite sure what I will do with quilting this yet. I’ll start out simple, stiching just outside the ditch around the inside of two of the coordinating triangles in each block and then go from there.


Thank you for stopping by and be sure to visit the pages of the other participants in this HQAL to see some wonderful projects in the works.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

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18 thoughts on “HQAL: Check-in on the Baby Quilt

  1. claire93 September 8, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    colours work really well together! and if you hadn’t mentioned about one row being a tiny bit off, no one would have noticed lol

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    • nwpaintedlady September 8, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks, Claire ~ lol ~ I know but in the spirit of full disclosure to the group, I had to mention it 🙂

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  2. Karrin Hurd September 8, 2019 / 3:36 pm

    Cute quilt, great colors. I wouldn’t have noticed it being off if you hadn’t said anything

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    • nwpaintedlady September 8, 2019 / 5:01 pm

      My lips are sealed when I give the quilt gift 🙂 Thanks for the like on the colors too


  3. Charles Merrill September 8, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    Beautiful baby quilt. You do such great work. Charles Merrill



    • nwpaintedlady September 8, 2019 / 5:03 pm

      Hi Charles ~ thanks for stopping in and commenting. I really appreciate it 🙂 Hope all is well on your end ~ Sharon


  4. kathyreeves September 9, 2019 / 1:51 am

    It is just lovely, and that soft back will be such a delight for the little sweetheart!

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    • nwpaintedlady September 9, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you Kathy~ I am really happy with the backing I picked out. I had gone into the store with a whole other vision and then, well you get it, vision changed 🙂

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  5. KerryCan September 9, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I’ve never understood why baby things are so often made in pastels–don’t little baby eyes get excited with bright, fun colors? I love the colors you’ve used and your “don’t worry, be happy” approach!

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    • nwpaintedlady September 9, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      Your so right about bold colors for babies and I hadn’t looked at my color choice that way. Thanks for that forgotten perspective!


  6. Texas Quilter September 9, 2019 / 1:36 pm

    Another day late! I like your quilt Sharon – It will look great after you have quilted it and trimmed and added the border! Cute baby quilt!

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  7. Deb September 9, 2019 / 1:37 pm

    I love it! I agree never mind that the last row it’s off a bit by the time it’s quilted and bond,one will never know! Double batting… baby is going to love you… hand quilting it? … you might not love yourself for that brainy idea.😁

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    • nwpaintedlady September 9, 2019 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you! The double batting was the perfect choice with this. I am hand quilting this – everything is hand stitched here, can you believe it, I don’t even own a machine 🙂

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      • Deb September 12, 2019 / 10:47 am

        You don’t need one with your lovely hand work!

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        • nwpaintedlady September 12, 2019 / 2:52 pm

          🙂 Thanks Deb but I keep thinking …. I could get so much more done!


  8. craftycreeky September 9, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    Great colours, it’s nice to see brighter colours for a baby. I wouldn’t have even notice the slightly off square and baby certainly won’t mind 🙂

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  9. dezertsuz September 26, 2019 / 9:20 pm

    It’s barely noticeable. If you hadn’t pointed it out, I probably wouldn’t have noticed, because it’s such an adorable baby quilt. I guarantee the baby won’t notice! =)

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