Patchwork Essentials: Convergence Baby Quilt

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Happy Tuesday! This quilt is a long overdue share. I finished it and took photos of it in April last year!

This quilt was made with a leftover variation block from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle. In addition to all twelve quilts included in the book, I made a variation block or quilt top of each design. I've slowly either passed these along or turned them into finished projects myself. This baby quilt was made using a variation block for the Convergence quilt.
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This block was already pretty big, so one wide border was all it needed to make it baby quilt sized. That pink butterfly print is hard to photograph, it's really much more of a red-purple in person!

I kept the quilting pretty simple, just some wavy lines quilted with my walking foot.

I did have fun piecing the back! I wanted it to be two sided, so I pieced a big asymmetrical cross. I needed something that would still look right after trimming away the extra backing, and I'm happy with how it turned out.

Bound it up in a fun print that happened to match well from my stash. I attached the binding by machine to both sides, as always. I find this especially handy for baby quilts, knowing they'll end up getting washed a lot.

For a tutorial on how I attach my binding see here: Machine Quilt Binding Tutorial

As I mentioned, I snapped these photos last year, when we were still in Wisconsin. This spot was really close to our apartment, my favorite spot on Lake Mendota, Raymer's Cove. Missing it for sure!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Such a pretty quilt - I love the colors. I've finally faced the fact that free motion quilting is not for me and the quilting you've done on this quilt is my favorite method.

  2. Jeni - what a great baby quilt!

  3. Hi Jeni,
    What a fabulous finish to share even if it was a while ago. I live in Wisconsin - SE corner. It sounds like you were in Madison?
    Happy Tuesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. This is a beautiful quilt Jeni. After I finish my couple of huge quilts, I am only making baby quilts.
    They are so fun to make, and so many possibilities for quick treasures

  5. PERFECT binding option and a beautiful finish!!

  6. This quilt is adorable, Jenny! It's amazing how many different things you can create from HSTs.


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