Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cottage Stamp Baby Quilt and Tutorial

Well it's my day again as a Riley Blake Design Team member and I have something super fun to share today ;)  And here she is . . The Cottage Stamp Baby Quilt :)  The full step-by-step tutorial can be found right here at the Riley Blake Blog ;)

I fell in love with The Cottage Garden by The Quilted Fish at spring market and knew I had to make a quilt with it.  The colors and prints are just fabulous.  Seriously, I loved reading the text print anytime I was sewing with it, the quotes are awesome!!!

I decided to do a spin on a postage stamp quilt, adding sashing and some applique to make it pop :)  The quilt really is easy and goes together in a snap with very minimal cutting ;)

A close up on the applique ;)  I quilted dense loops around it to really make it stand out and then added the adorable stitched button to give it that finishing touch ;)  Love it!!

And to add to the "postage stamp" concept, I quilted each of the blocks with a scallop border and a different flower in the center.  I think it turned out pretty cute ;)

The quilt finishes at 55 1/2" x 55 1/2", perfect for wrapping up a wee one or even a toddler ;)  I have one here that wants to claim this one ;)    So if you have someone special you want to make a Cottage Stamp quilt for just pop on over to the Riley Blake Blog for the full step-by-step tutorial :)

I hope you like the quilt and enjoy the tutorial ;)  It really was such a fun and fast quilt to make :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Love it! The flowers are a nice surprise- kind of an I Spy.

  2. I love it! I'm adding this one on my short list of quilts to make. ;) I really like the appliqué flowers. This might be my reason to give appliqué a try.

  3. Really, really fun and cute!! I love the applique that you added: it gives it a little sparkle!! Hugs, H

  4. Melissa, this quilt is adorable. I want to make it!!
    Thank you for sharing. I will try to print out the tutorial -- not sure how to do that on Riley Blake.
    I love their fabric!
    Love always, Rosemary B

  5. Love it! Sweet and simple. Baby perfection. Where can I find the quotes fabric?

  6. Melissa, I just love this quilt. Everything about it is just perfect. You are such an inspiration and your creativity simply never ends! Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

  7. What a gorgeous quilt. Love the fabrics,and the colours really pop. Our appllique is such a nice touch. Thanks for the link.

  8. Delightful Melissa love the applique you have added

  9. It's cute and colorful - but it's not a true "Postage Stamp" quilt.

  10. Lovely quilt. But please don't put buttons on a quilt for babies. Too much danger of them coming off and going into the mouth. Thanks.

  11. I love this quilt too and wanted to go to the full tutorial. I got a "page not found" message. Can you assist? Thanks.

    1. Hi Terry, Sorry, Riley Blake recently changed their blog and some of the links were broken. Here is where you can find the tutorial ;)


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