So busy these days that this is my first finish of 2010. A cute and simple baby quilt for some friends who are expecting but don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. Their first baby got this quilt, so the idea was that the quilts are different but still sort of match.

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt

I had a great time drawing attention to all of the little critters with the quilting.

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt close up

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt close up

The back:

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt back

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt back close up

It’s so much fun to put together baby quilts quickly. I might have to do that a couple more times before I tackle another bed quilt.

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  • cheryl

    February 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | Reply

    Love it, Alissa! The circles are awesome. Great job!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    February 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Reply

    I have the owl fabric, but the elephants are too cute! where did you get it?

    • Alissa

      February 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Reply

      The elephants are also from Alexander Henry – I can’t remember where I bought it… sorry!

  • Lisa

    February 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Reply

    Love the lone square on the back … perfect!

  • Anne

    February 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Reply

    That is such a cute quilt. I really love the fabrics you used.

  • Emily

    February 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Reply

    Oh, I like the “empty” quilted spaces surrounding the animals, great spin on it! Did you get your machine fixed yet, or did the problem work its self out? Love it!

    • Alissa

      February 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Reply

      Some how putting my tension up to 8 made it quilt right! No clue why but it seems to have worked itself out… I really should get ‘er serviced though!

  • barbara

    February 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Reply

    Just posted my first finish of the year as well, but now wishing that I knew you so that when my new babe comes out it could get their little chubby fists on one of your beautiful creations!

  • Tracey J

    February 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Reply

    That is so cute!
    I just quilted my first baby quilt with little critters…they are so fun! ( if you want to see)

  • Audrie

    February 3, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Reply

    Adorable!! I love that you circled the lil critters… very cute! The back is so cute with the lone block.

  • beth

    February 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Reply

    baby quilts are fun! And your’s is cute too!

  • Susan L

    February 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Reply

    This quilt looks gorgeous. I love the orange and green shades you’ve used … and together with the white the colour scheme looks really spring like. Your friend is going to love it.

    I’m also getting myself organised to make a quilt, very similar in style to yours and I was wondering how much fabric you used. You seem to have used around 10 different fabrics … did you need the equivalent of 1 fat quarter (50cm x width)of each or less? Even though the quilt I want to make is single bed size, what you used will at least give me a guide.

  • amanda

    February 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Reply

    I really love how you incorporated all those special little critter prints. It’s wonderful!

  • darlene

    February 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Reply

    so sweet for the lucky little baby! the quilts really compliment each other.

  • Caroline

    February 4, 2010 at 1:31 am | Reply

    Looks lovely – I adore making baby quilts and couldn’t think of doing anything else. Check out my elephants at

  • Kelly Todd

    February 4, 2010 at 8:14 am | Reply

    Love this!! The color combo is amazing!

  • anina

    February 4, 2010 at 9:06 am | Reply

    So cute! I have a project in the works using that AH owl fabric.

  • Debbie Buckland (NZ)

    February 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Reply

    great quilt… I’m about to finish off my baby sized quilt tonight….. just need to hand sew the binding on. 😉

  • Sara

    February 5, 2010 at 4:36 am | Reply

    I really like the quilting – good idea highlighting the figures/animals. I’m adding it to my idea list.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    February 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Reply

    So cute and love the color/print combination.

  • mjb

    February 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    It’s great – I love how you can work out lots of ideas in smaller quilts, but I’ve also not done a bed size quilt either.

  • erica

    February 6, 2010 at 8:47 am | Reply

    This is so colorful, great work!

  • jaybird

    February 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Reply

    simple… but so adorable & cute!

  • amber

    February 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Reply

    I love this quilt. The fabrics are so cute and I love the quilting on it. And, I REALLY love the back! That one block just makes the back so much more interesting to look at! Great job!

  • Janice

    February 12, 2010 at 8:44 am | Reply

    Oooo I love the orange and green! I am making a quilt in those colors right now. And, yes, you gotta love the size of baby quilts, especially when it comes to quilting the darn thing! I think that’s about the only size I have time for right now!

  • Linda

    February 12, 2010 at 10:53 am | Reply

    How adorable – I love the idea.

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