A friend from college is having a baby in January, and when I heard that the nursery is going to be Little Prince themed and yellow, grey, and white, I just had to make a quilt.
This quilt is approximately 40″ x 40″ finished, and is a disappearing nine-patch pattern, which I modified slightly from the tutorials I saw online, and also just sort of eyeballed. I used 5″ squares — the solid greys are charm squares from a Kona charm pack, and the others are from fat quarters.
I ordered the Little Prince fabric from Spoonflower, and fussy cut the planets out in the center of the squares. I might have arranged them slightly differently if I had been planning better (I don’t like how the two planets are right next to each other) but I’m overall quite pleased.
I used a walking foot and grid-quilted it by freehand-eyeballing the diagonal grid. It’s not perfect, but this is a baby quilt — it doesn’t need to be 100% even, it needs to be functional, and I think the wobbliness is okay here.
I used the same fabric for the binding and the backing: a Riley Blake wiggly chevron stripe, which I adore. The corners came out so nicely!
I think the grid looks pretty nice on the back against the wavy chevron, too!
Overall, this project probably took about 7 hours, start to finish, and was a great way to take a day off. (I’m working Saturday and a half-day on Sunday this week, so I took Friday for myself and made this.)
2 thoughts on “Little Prince Baby Quilt ”
Wow, Alisa. You work fast! Your quilt is gorgeous!