Happy Pandas Quilt

Easy Stack, Cut, and Sew quilt Tutorial

Oh I love this cute quilt!  I’ve been wanting to update my Stack n’ Whack block tutorial for awhile now…and last week I started making blocks and I just couldn’t stop!

The panda print is from the line Urban Zoologie from Robert Kaufman, and it goes great with a punch of pink and black.  I love using one fun novelty print in a quilt with good basics and solids…it keeps it fun but still modern and clean looking. 

Easy Stack, Cut, and Sew quilt Tutorial

Easy Stack, Cut, and Sew quilt Tutorial

Jane will be 2 next month and I’m not okay with it.  How did I have her TWO years ago already??!!   

Every day after the big kids get on the bus, she chooses the same twirly dress to wear, and she twirls and sings in my empty bathtub while I take a quick shower.  It’s my favorite part of the morning.  Then she usually goes through all of my drawers and empties out all of my makeup and bosses me around.  ;) 

Easy Stack, Cut, and Sew quilt Tutorial

I did minimal quilting this time, as I usually do on my baby/crib quilts.  I never want the crib quilts to be too stiff, and just a little straight line quilting around each of the blocks and some of the center squares was just enough for this one.  The backing is from Wallflowers, my first line of fabric for Windham, and I’m not sure what the binding fabric is. 

I machine bound it with the method in this tutorial. 

Easy Stack, Cut, and Sew quilt Tutorial

I’ll post a tutorial for how to make this quilt in the coming days.  It’s one of my very favorite ways to make a quilt…and the best for beginners!  



18 Responses to Happy Pandas Quilt

  1. Jean April 17, 2018 at 3:47 am #

    She is absolutely precious! Great quilt, too!

  2. kathy o April 17, 2018 at 6:17 am #

    I adore this quilt. Your color combinations – you can come pick out colors for me anytime! That Miss Jane…..oh.my.stars…..is she cute!!!

  3. Sheila Otte April 17, 2018 at 6:36 am #

    While I love the quilt, Jane took the show once again! She has always been personality plus! Absolutely precious!

    • Allison April 17, 2018 at 9:14 am #

      She does have personality…and stubbornness and attitude! ;) She is a firecracker that’s for sure!

  4. Deb April 17, 2018 at 6:43 am #

    She is SO cute! And so is the quilt…

  5. Shelia April 17, 2018 at 8:59 am #

    Looking forward to the tute. Lovely quilt and performer!

  6. Jen April 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

    Looks like a fun pattern for using some modern fabric from my stash!

  7. Julie A Craven April 18, 2018 at 4:46 am #

    How darling, and I love the striped binding

  8. Alycia Quiltygirl April 18, 2018 at 6:25 am #

    So cute!! and yes!!! Stop time – my goodness she is so adorable !!

  9. jesusknowsmyname April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

    oooh… I see a Kim Parker print above your tub. Love her work. :)

  10. iseestarsquilting April 22, 2018 at 6:23 am #

    I love how fun and fresh this quilt is! And who can argue with a cute panda print? :) I’ve tucked this away for one of my next projects!

  11. Joanne May 3, 2018 at 5:53 am #

    I’ve never posted on a blog before. Now that I’ve retired from teaching, I think I’ll give the “digital footprint” thing a shot. I love this quilt. I’ve been quilting a while, but this looks fun and easy so I think I will try it.

  12. diane willard May 27, 2018 at 4:16 am #

    Just came across this tutorial and I love it. Already thinking about colors. It will be the next quilt I make. It has a modern feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Allison June 7, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks Diane! Happy quilting!

  13. magpiekastelic June 1, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    Wallflowers! I loved that product line… and made my first quilt ever with a jelly roll (a jelly roll “walk” with little white-on-white squares between each strip to give it some interest. Can’t call it a “race” as I am too slow a sewist!). I added the white-on-white as a stop border and your Wallflowers charcoal small-flowers yardage for the border, with one of the aqua prints for the binding. I quilted it in free-form vertical wavy lines, and gave it to my niece for her University graduation gift. She just loved it, and couldn’t believe I made her a quilt. Mind you, I only finished the quilt top in 2015, took it back while she went to Switzerland for a year as an au pair, and finished quilting and binding it in 2016 when she returned. You know when you had that fabric on the market… I am one sloooowwww quilter! Thanks for your tutorials, fabrics and patterns, they’re all wonderful ! ~Diana from Toronto

    • Allison June 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

      Oh I LOVE that Diana!!! What a sweet gift….even better because it took so long and it was a labor of love! Slow and steady wins the race right ;) Thanks for the sweet comment!

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