Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guest Post: Patty Trends

Hey everyone!!! I am home in Utah visiting my family for the next couple weeks so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce some of my favorite bloggers!!! So over the next couple weeks I will be having some of my friends share their talent with you all! Hope you have fun meeting and discovering some of my favorite blogs and bloggers! :)

So today, I am so excited to have Patty from Patty Trends guest posting today! She is darling! She started her blog this year in May and has done so many cute projects! If you haven't had a chance to look around her blog- you definitely need to head over and give her some bloggy love! 

Look how darling Keep Calm Poster is!!!! There are tons of different colors to choose from! I LOVE IT!

Take it away Patty!

Hi, my name is Patricia Wright, but call me Patty :) I am a mom of an adorable 2-year-old little girl and wife to a very supportive husband . My family always comes first in my life, but like many of you, I still find that little time of the day to unwind and do something that I really love which is to learn and share about DIY projects like sewing and crafts. And from that love of sharing... Patty Trends was created!

But let me tell you how excited I am to be a guest here today on Mommy by day... Crafter by Night!! I am so flattered to be able to share my Convertible Crib Size Quilt Tutorial with all of you!! Ashley is definitely one of my favorite bloggers and I couldn't let this great opportunity pass by!

Quilt finished size is approx. 51'' x 34''.

Supplies you'll need:

2 Charm Packs ( any design you want). Note that one charm pack from Moda comes with 42 squares, I actually used a total of 48 squares on this quilt. If you don't want to buy the two packs, you can cut 6 extra 5'' x 5'' squares from a piece of fabric of the same collection. 
1 yard white solid (for the sashing)
1 yard matching binding print 
1 1/2 backing print
Matching thread
Crib size batting (45'' x 60'', I usually like to use the #180 100% cotton from Mountain Mist)

Cut the strips for the sashing (white solid):
 {56}  5'' x 1/2'' strips
 {10} 35'' x 1/2'' strips
 {1} 35'' x 4 1/2'' strip (for the main row between the second and third row, see the following diagram). This is the strip you will attach your applique design to.

Before you start sewing all the pieces together, take a look at the diagram above so you can have a better idea of how all the pieces and rows will be connected. The red strips on the outside of the rectangle represents the quilt binding. You'll need to cut two 35''x 1 1/2'' strips of the same fabric you used for the binding for the design between the second and third rows.

Now, let's start sewing! Sew one 5'' x 1 1/2'' on each side of the 5'' x 5'' square. I pinned the pieces together so you can see it where they need to be sewed together, but you don't need to do that.

Sew all the pieces together with a 1/4'' seam allowance.

Press the seams towards the square.

This is what you'll have...

... now sew another square to the right side of the piece you just sewed together... you are starting to make the first row of the quilt. 

Keep sewing the 5'' x 5'' squares to the 5'' x 1 1/2'' strips until you get 8 separate rows (see picture above)

When you are done making the 8 rows, starting with the bottom row, sew one 35'' x 1 1/2'' strip to the top and bottom unfinished edges. 

Press the seams towards the squares.

Now sew another row to the top...

You don't need to sew a 35'' x 1 1/2'' strip to the bottom.

Then if you take a quick look again to the diagram in the beginning of the tutorial you can easily notice how the rows are sewed together.   

Sew all the rows together like it is showing in the picture above (I forgot to take a picture showing all the 6 rows together on the bottom), including the extra row that is highlighted by the arrows...  Don't worry if you have some pieces sticking out on the sides, just trim them off when you are done sewing everything together.
And there you have the front of your quilt done! All you need to do now is to quilt and bind your quilt.
If you would like to know how to quilt all the layers together and make / attach the binding to the quilt, follow this easy tutorial. You can also add an applique design to that extra row between the second and third rows.

Here is a picture of the quilt on my little girl's crib.

I quilted this quilt in an all over free motion stippling design (see the two pictures above for a closer look). For the binding, I cut 2 1/1'' strips and followed the tutorial previously mentioned. It may seem complicated to make this quilt, but believe me, If I made it you can definitely make one too! Sometimes it takes a little bit of practice :)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Thank you Ashley for this opportunity!! You are awesome! xoxo


  1. I love Patty. She is a dear friend of mine, and has awesome talents! I found your blog through her, and will be a new follower!

  2. Patty this is a fabulous tutorial. Thank you so much for the great instructions.

  3. Love that crib. Thanks for taking the time to post this.


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