Daughter's Birthday Quilt

I made a special quilt for my daughter birthday. I made this quilt design myself.


  1. I cut 8x8 inch squares, 88 squares in all, to fit a twin size bed.
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  3. I sewed them together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance for each square to make 8 rows across. I made 12 rows in all. Then I added the rows together.
  4. I then made a pinwheel applique and added the yo-yo for a flower in the middle of the pinwheel.
  5. I then made the outside border from scraps left over from the quilt. I cut 3 inch strips, sewed them together and attached to quilt.
  6. I cut the backing of the quilt much larger from the top quilt, about 1 inch more.
  7. Finally I added the twin size quilt batting between the top layer and bottom layer of the quilt, forming a sandwich. I pinned all of the quilt top (or baste) and then I rolled the edge of the quilt, pinned and sewed 1/4 inch on all four areas of the quilt.
  8. I finally finished adding the yo-yos to the pinwheels.
  9. The pillow case is reversible as well and I added a bed skirt with the same blocks. I measured all corners of her bed and voila! This is her birthday quilt set from Mom.

By Maria from Somerville, MA

Young girl sitting on her bed with birthday quilt.

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By Patricia Cravatta (Guest Post)
August 22, 20070 found this helpful

Oh that is gorgeous and she looks so proud of it! What a neat job you did- I love it!


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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

What a beautiful quilt. How lucky your little girl is to have such a talented, caring mom. I'll bet she'll have this quilt forever.

August 22, 20070 found this helpful

I am sure your daughter is so happy to have been give such a nice gift. My Mom is a quilter and I absolutly cherish everything she has made for me.

November 24, 20070 found this helpful

Awesome job!!
How long did it take you to make the quilt?
I want to attempt one made with denim squares but I do not have a lot of sewing experience and zero quilting experience - any tips for me?


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