When a friend of mine saw the baby quilt that I made for my granddaughter, he asked if I’d make one for his niece who had had a baby boy earlier in the spring.

Black and Grey Baby Quilt flannel and minky-3
Modern Woodlands Baby Quilt

These first time parents had decorated the baby room with a modern woodlands theme. And she and her cousin had sent not only photos of the nursery but lots of quilts on-line that they liked. So armed with those great details, I customized a unique version that complemented all those ideas, based on available fabrics.  I found a woodlands print that I coordinated with black gingham. Then I used grey minky for the backing. Dark grey embroidery floss was used to tie the quilt top to bottom together.

Black and Grey Baby Quilt flannel and minky-2
Modern Woodlands Baby Quilt

I chose a contemporary layout for the print since modern was the theme. The contemporary layout forced me to match the gingham, so the entire gingham portion of the background is pieced. Matching the columns was challenging, yet quite doable. However matching the rows was quite a bit more tedious, so I used large black rick rack to separate each row. 

Black and Grey Baby Quilt flannel and minky-1
Modern Woodlands Baby Quilt

The happy uncle reported that the quilt was happily received!


2 thoughts on “A Request for a Modern Woodlands Baby Quilt

  1. Neat! The gingham does a great job of looking like trees. I think this is a great use of rick rack! That's one of those notions I never know what to use for. :)Best,Quinn


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