yellow-and-white whole-cloth baby quilt for a friend

Whole-Cloth Quilt by Salty Oat
I'm reaching the point in my life where many of my friends are now becoming parents (where did the time go?!). So when I found out a few months ago that a dear high school friend was expecting a little girl, it was a foregone conclusion that I would be making her a quilt. 
I decided to revisit my yellow-and-white half-square triangle design, which I first created a quilt from about a year ago. It's a simple digital design, which I created in Photoshop, uploaded onto Spoonflower's website, and had printed onto Kona cotton. For this second version, I opted to use a gray elephant print on the back, since I knew that was the theme and chosen color for the baby's nursery, and bound it with a purple gingham binding for a pop of color. 
Yellow-and-White Whole-Cloth Quilt Back by Salty Oat
Whole-cloth quilts are so nice to make since they're such quick and satisfying finishes, and I love this design in particular because the quilting lines make the quilt appear as if it were traditionally pieced. 
If you'd like to try your hand at making your own version of this quilt, the top's design is now available in my Spoonflower shop; simply order a yard of it on your favorite cotton substrate, and you have a ready-made quilt top. It makes an excellent baby gift and is a perfect project for first-time quilters. 


Comment on this post (2 comments)

  • alidiza says...

    OMG, I love this idea!!! It is such a stunning visual but just the thought of making and sewing together 168 identical HSTs makes me crazy. Definitely a better way to go… and don’t get me started on that purple gingham binding, SUBLIME:-)

    April 29, 2016

  • Dianne says...

    Yay!! We absolutely love this quilt—adds such a cheerful pop of color to Baby’s nursery and I love curling up with it during nighttime feedings. Thank you, dear friend!

    April 29, 2016

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