Baby Coin Quilt

Good friends of mine are about to welcome an addition to their family.  They are having a baby next month.  As I was contemplating different possible baby gifts, I knew I wanted to use this opportunity to make a quilt.  I had ideas for quilts in mind, but decided do to a coin quilt adaptation.  I’ve made one other coin quilt a few years ago, and this one was exciting to explore.  I know their nursery is decorated in gray, so I used a dark charcoal gray as my base.  I found a really vibrant charm pack — Simply Colorful II — by Vanessa Christenson.

Baby Coin Quilt

I think it turned out great!

Coin quilt

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I started with the charm pack and cut each charm in half.  I then decided to use four different rows and began sewing until I ran out of coins.  Next, I cut four long strips of Kona Charcoal at 7 1/2 inches wide.  Three were used to go between the rows of coins.  One was then cut at different lengths so that the coins could sit off-center:

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I’m excited that the happy couple should have received this care package at this point and I cannot wait to meet the new addition to their family after she arrives in 6 weeks or so!

 

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