Friday, July 7, 2017

Oh Baby! {Spring Splendor Pattern Remix}

Our July Island Batik Ambassador theme is baby quilts! I am at a time in my life where I make and give away a lot of baby quilts to family and friends, so this is my kind of theme.

One of the things I've also been working on behind the scenes is reworking some of our original Honey, Bunny, and Doll patterns with alternative sizes. This month I'll be working on a baby sized version of Spring Splendor which will be added to the current pattern!

The original version of this quilt, made by my sister, is a queen sized quilt made from a fat quarter bundle. For my baby sized version I had two options that would put me in the right size range: a nine block quilt without the piano key border, or a four block quilt with a piano key border. I decided to go with a four block quilt with a piano key border making blocks the same size as the original pattern.

I pulled out my Lake Life fabrics and started cutting. I went through and cut the main fabrics for one block at a time and put all of the parts into a zipper bag. Since I had already used quite a bit of the layer cake (pictured below when I first got my Island Batik goody box!), I mainly had yellows, oranges, and blues left.

Next, I cut the strips for the four patches and sewed those together. Each block has one 4-color four patch and four 2 color/2 background four patches. 

I also cut the piano key border pieces once all of my block pieces were cut. I decided to go with a 4.5 inch wide border instead of a 6.5 inch wide border.

Now I am ready to start sewing the blocks together!

This should be a relatively quick project from this point forward since everything is cut and ready to sew! These blocks have quite a few stitch and flip units, so those will take some time, but with only four blocks to make, it should be easy peasy to get this finished this month!

I am also excited to share that the Meadow Mystery QAL Kona specials are now live! The throw bundle contains 4.25 yards of Kona for $26 + flat rate shipping. The queen bundle contains 7 yards of Kona for $42 + flat rate shipping. We are currently offering the bundles in 10 different colors:

If you're interested in a color that we don't currently have listed as part of the bundle special, send us a message on Etsy and we can see what we can do!

Sharing at Main Crush Monday and Linky Tuesday!


  1. That's going to be a fun and colorful baby quilt. I've not had a chance to look at fabrics for the mystery quilt along, but I'm hoping I can shop the stash for that one.

  2. It always feels so good to get all the fabric for a project prepped and ready to sew. I bet with only 4 blocks this comes together in no time.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Kona Silver! I'm super excited about my order from you. :)

  3. Your blog is the second one I've read today that has projects all prepped and ready to go in plastic bags. Makes me want to run to my sewing room and start cutting and bagging! LOL Your baby quilt will be so cute, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished top. Thanks for sharing your post on MCM!

  4. Hi Alison,
    Oh goodie - I've been waiting for July Ambassador posts! I never the topic was baby quilts, so I knew you would share your fun. Thanks for the sneak peek - looking forward to seeing it come together. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. I absolutely agree with you - once all our fabrics are cut out - the sewing is ready to go! Great idea using 2 color/2 low value squares in your quilt! Thank you for sharing!


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