Thursday, 23 August 2012

Stroller String Quilt

This little string quilt is another project I finished in December but never found the time to photograph.  As Louis was born in December, I wanted a stroller quilt to keep him warm during our walks outside.  I took it with me to the hospital when he was born, and he has used it almost every day since then.  It has turned out to be such a handy size.  Small and easy to carry around, and just the right size to cover him up snugly.

I mostly used scraps from my pickledish pillow, so the top came together quickly.  I used the excellent tutorial over at Film in the Fridge to paper-piece the blocks and then machine-quilted straight and diagonal lines through the squares and ran lines of hand quilting through the white lines.  

I used a solid piece of Paris map fabric for the backing.


  1. Oh I LOVE this! I have been wanting to try this for ages but was a little intimidated. Perhaps I could try one this size. I love the white border - it really showcases the blocks!

  2. It's adorable! How big is it? We're expecting a grand in January, so a warm little quilt is in order.

  3. love your work. i just found you i blog at wont-to-be guilter