scallop baby quilt

Β scallop quilt craftiness is not optional

scallop quilt backing by craftiness is not optional

Whew. This quilt had a ton of piecing! I loved the scallops though and I had to make it happen. Even through seam ripping a whole row. (the worst EVER! #quiltingproblems) I made it happen because it was for a dear, dear friend who means a lot to me. So anyways! I used my drunkard’s path die from Accuquilt to cut all my pieces (it took about a yard of each fabric), and trimmed them down to create the scallop shape when pieced together.


The floral that I chose to be the center of attention, and the backing of the quilt, is by Moda, from the High Street line. I got it from my awesome local quilt shop, The Nimble Thimble. (if you’re local, make sure and stop by-the owner Linda is SO nice! Or, like them on Facebook!) The plaid and yellow polka dot are from Lily Bella Fabrics, the white from Joanns, and the pink on pink polka dot, I’m not sure of and don’t have the selvage anymore. The bias tape I made withΒ  Bella Solid in Sunshine, from The Ribbon Retreat.

scallop quilt back by craftiness is not optional

I quilted along the scallops and I am soo happy with how it came out! At least, from a distance. haha! I’m not a great quilter, that’s for sure. But I’ll take what I can get. And my new Bernina sure did a MUCH better job than my old Brother. It’s a small quilt-a tad smaller than crib size. It’ll be a good “tucker inner in the car seat” quilt or stroller or crib (obvs) quilt.

scallop quilt by craftiness is not optional

I can’t decide if I like the scallops going up or down! what do you think? Sadie ran in when I was working on it and said, ” MOM! that’s a fishy quilt!” It does look a lot like fish scales, eh?

scallop quilt detail by craftiness is not optional

I hope she likes it!


  1. That is beautiful! Your color choices are wonderful too. Your friend and her baby are going to feel so loved receiving such a beautiful quilt!

  2. This is absolutely stunning! I love you fabric choices. Your friend will feel so very special because of this gift!

  3. It’s beautiful – I want one! πŸ™‚

  4. Love it, she must be a very special friend! I’ve been gearing up for a quilt- I just keep changing my mind. I want to make everyone I see! I like the scallops going down πŸ™‚

  5. I love the fabric choices; they are absolutely gorgeous! Well done!

  6. love love love it!!

  7. I adore the colors. I was just looking at those fabrics for my daughter’s quilt but didn’t buy it because I never finish quilts. So it’s nice to live vicariously through someone else.

  8. Oooh, pretty! I love scallops! And your quilting looks great!

  9. I loooove it, so beautiful! πŸ™‚

  10. I probably say this more often than I should, but I would totally get pregnant for that baby quilt. (well I mean I don’t only say it about quilts. Which makes me sound easy but for the most part it’s over really gorgeous baby gifts that look far from easy so I’m pretty sure it’s the opposite.)

  11. I love this Jess! Those scallops are so sweet!

  12. Lovely baby quilty! Thanks for sharing how you pieced the scallops. I am going to have to try this one … πŸ™‚ Pat

  13. Way to go !!!
    I love the colors and design.

  14. I more than like it. I love it! It’s the prettiest quilt anyone has made for me (and baby). You are amazing Jessica! Such an inspiration to everyone who meets you. Lonnie is going to feel so loved. Love you cutie!

  15. Pretty pretty quilt Jess – you are such a generous friends, seriously. This is amazing. πŸ™‚

  16. What a wonderful quilt! Love it! :))

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