Thursday, April 28, 2016

Little Bit of Sweetness plus tutorial

Who doesn't love a Little Bit of Sweetness? And all that great puff!

This is the latest in my Think Outside the Box HST Challenge, though I wouldn't say it's as creative as the last two, Light at the End of the Spiral and Jagged.

Light at the End of the Spiral


But it is an adorable baby quilt! Here's a straight on shot.

Based on the log cabin block, I've included some rough instructions if you would like to make one too. The quilt finishes at 39 1/2" x 39 1/2".

I started with triangles left over from the Heart to Heart table runner, pairing them up to make HST's, but squares can also be used. One HST/square measures 3 1/4".

Choosing one light and one medium value fabric to go around these blocks, they're cut into 2 1/2" strips. I got really lucky to find a pink dot and an adorable girly print in my stash - just enough for this quilt. 

From the light, a 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" rectangle is sewn to the larger triangle, with the 90 degree point on the right. This helps with consistency in the quilt, since blocks get rotated.

A 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" light rectangle is added on the other side of the large triangle, on the right.

Now for the dark side. Oh scary! Just kidding! A 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" rectangle is sewn along the top of the previous units.

And finally, a 7 1/4" x 2 1/2" dark rectangle finishes off the left edge.

Block measures 7 1/4" x 7 1/4". At this point, settings can be played with, but this is the one I liked. Every other block is rotated 90 degrees. 

The plain block color can also be played with. I thought about using pink, but just didn't like it, so I went with white throughout. Glad I did because of the pretty quilting design I came up with.

Some closeups, petals first.

Lots of starts and stops, so if you look closely you can see some of the thread build up from that. This is not a show quilt, and I'm sure a baby won't mind the thickness.

Here's a closeup of the block quilting.

And can't forget the back, where the quilting looks really awesome on pink polka dot flannel.

Now it's time to go make you're own Little Bit of Sweetness!


  1. This is beautiful! And the quilting just makes it even better.

  2. Your quilting is wonderful! And so symmetrical and perfect!

  3. That looks awesome. Love the poofs!

  4. There's a lucky little girl out there who gets this quilt. It's interesting how your quilting extended beyond the borders of the large white squares. I like that.

  5. I love your quilt! Was it quilted on a longarm with a ?pantograph-not sure if that's the right word-where the computer automatically stitches the design?

  6. Love it and think I just might need to make one. Wonderful quilting and I think the pink thread really lifts the whole look.

  7. all three are very nice especially like the first one and plan to have a go with your tuturial

  8. What a sweet design! And the quilting just MAKES that baby quilt! Nice job!

  9. Very cute! Love the pink with the bright blue!

  10. It's a great quilt with a nice quilting design. (Light at the End of the Spiral is a hard act to follow. Claire aka

  11. OMG! How adorable is this! I am putting this on my to make list!

  12. This is precious. Love it from beginning to finish.


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