Jungle babies crib quilt

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When I saw this fat quarter bundle on Fabricworm (Camelot Cottons, Imaginarium, Mommy & Me), I knew that it would be perfect for a quick and simple crib quilt.  The fabrics are so beautiful, I didn’t want to cut them up a lot and lose the patterns, so I cut each of the eight fat quarters in half (9.5″ wide), then sewed the two halves together lengthwise, so that each strip was approx 42″ long.

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I used one of these strips without making any cuts as the center fabric piece of the quilt; then I trimmed two inches off of six of the other pieces, so that they were 7.5″ wide, and sewed them to either side of the centerpiece.  The final fabric I cut in half (two 4.75″ pieces) and sewed one piece to each end of the quilt, to balance out the patterns and to give it some symmetry – a wider centerpiece fabric, and then two equal-width matching fabrics on each end.

I backed the quilt with 1 3/4 yards of Andover Textured Solids – love this fabric! – and found the perfect Essex linen in my stash for binding.

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I kept the quilting simple, just used pink thread and followed the seam lines for each piece, as well as an additional row stitched down the middle of each strip.  You can see the stitch lines more clearly on the solid-colored back.

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I love this quilt!  The final size is perfect crib-sized — 60″ long x 40″ wide.  Beautiful colors and fabrics, clearly meant for a baby, but the colors are more complex and sophisticated than your typical baby quilt.  I hope to get it posted on my Etsy site soon . . .

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