Indigo June Baby Quilt

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Happy Thursday! I have a finished quilt to share today, a baby quilt made from my stash of hand dyed indigo fabrics. If you want to learn more about indigo dyeing and try it yourself, you can find more information in this post: DIY Indigo Fabric Dyeing Tutorial

This is a long-term work in progress that has finally been finished, hooray! I pieced this baby quilt top in 2018, and it's been sitting in storage ever since. I think at one point I had intentions to include it in a big indigo sampler quilt, or just make it into a larger throw. either way, that never happened. This is the June quilt from my friend Amanda-Jean Nyberg's book, No Scrap Left Behind*!

Last month I decided to finish it up as a baby quilt, since we use a lot of them these days, and I always like having a stash of quilts ready for gifting. I wanted to make it a little bit bigger, so I dug into my indigo fabric scraps. I had just reorganized them, so it was easy to find all the strips.

To continue the strip theme of this quilt, I made a scrappy strip border. It was a good way to use up lots of scraps! Lucky for me, I was able to scrounge up just enough of the little dot fabric I used for the squares to do cornerstones in the same fabric.

This quilt is so different from my other quilts made using my hand dyed indigo fabrics. I usually try to cut large pieces when using it for patchwork, to preserve the pattern in the fabric. The pieces in this quilt are so small, you really don't see much of the patterns. It's more about the colors. I also hardly ever work on point!

Earlier in the month I shared a little video tutorial of how I did the quilting on this quilt. It's my signature wavy lines! It's done with a walking foot and is my favorite way to quilt things at home. Here is the tutorial in case you missed it: How to Quilt Wavy Lines with a Walking Foot

I am actually running pretty low on indigo fabrics at the moment! I'm going to need to do a big dye session this summer to restock, which of course breaks my heart! I'm excited to try some new techniques and play when it warms up. Since I didn't have yardage to spare for a backing, I dipped into some of my over-dyed print stash for the back. I have a bunch of fat quarters of white-on-white prints that I indigo dyed years ago. A few of them have some sun damage, but I'm considering that just part of the hand-dyed look.

I kept with the scrappy theme and made a scrappy binding!

I used one of my custom woven labels to finish it off. I'm so glad that this quilt is finished and ready to be used!

Indigo June Baby Quilt
Fabric: Hand-dyed indigo fabrics by me!
Pattern: June quilt No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda-Jean Nyberg*

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I ADORE indigo. I may have to try dying this summer. That's a beautiful quilt!

  2. I love everything about this!


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