Mini Dashing Baby Weston’s Quilt is Done!!!

Celebrate good times, come on! I am so thrilled with this finish. It has been so much fun piecing and quilting it, and even the binding was fun! Yes, I actually like sewing on bindings. Weird, I know.

So the details: a few months ago I saw Corey Yoders Dashing Quilt and fell for it. But I knew I would never make a full size so I moved on And then, OMG, I happened upon Mini Dashing!! Why didn’t I think of that! Just make it in a smaller version. So I got the pattern and planned to make it for my sewing room. And one day at Always In Stitches I happened upon some lovely focus fabric that I just had to have. Along with white to be a background and bright semi solids to pull out those colors, I was set. And then, news of a baby in the future dropped. Of course, it would now become a baby quilt!!!

Only, the size of the Mini Dashing was not going to work for baby. OK, make the block size bigger. Trial and error produced a viable plan and then the layout demanded a 5×5 block configuration and I was set.

I give you Mini Dashing Baby Weston!!!

I knew I wanted to play up the secondary pattern of the squares on point so I quilted around all the white “squares” and then criss-crossed through each block from corners to corners. I really wanted to do something neat in the borders, but just kept it to a ditch stitch between the two borders. It’s a baby quilt, it’s not going to be loved for it’s quilting, it’s hopefully going to be loved for it’s cozy comfort.


Leftover pieces used up all but a bit of the fabric pull!!


The perfect binding stripe was found by chance.

Sunday I will gift this to Momma and I hope she uses this quilt every day with Baby Weston after he arrives. It is meant to be used, not put away to save it.

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27 thoughts on “Mini Dashing Baby Weston’s Quilt is Done!!!

  1. nothingbutknit2 November 16, 2018 / 6:47 am

    Gorgeous quilt!! Isn’t it amazing how things just fall into place:)

    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Yes it is. I would never have found that stripe by looking for it. Thanks!

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  2. rl2b2017 November 16, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Hi Chris! Oh, I love how this turned out. AND that binding!!! Perfecto. This pattern challenged you a bit, and that’s fun isn’t it?! I l.o.v.e. it. Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 10:02 am

      It was a challenge, but so much fun! Maybe I will actually do the original mini for myself some day! Thanks

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  3. quiteayarnblog November 16, 2018 / 10:28 am

    That quilt really is lovely! And thank you for sharing your process on making it!

    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 11:25 am

      I am so glad it’s done in time for the shower!! Thanks!

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  4. DelightedHands November 16, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Great ob on the quilt and I always say the same thing, “Use it!”

    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Yes! I didn’t put all that love in it for it to be put away! Thanks!

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    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you! He is a lucky baby, he is going to have the most momma and grandma!

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  5. pumpkin sunrise November 16, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    your talent astounds me, what a beautiful quilt!!

    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Aw, thanks! 😊 It’s just something I do.

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  6. compassionknit November 16, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I love that you want it used!!!!!!! It is beautiful. I hope it becomes a favorite blankie

    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks. I have made 3 most favored blankets in my lifetime, a crocheted one, a quilted one, and a knit one. I am hoping this is #4!!

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    • chrisknits November 16, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you! He is getting a great family, so he truly will be blest!

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  7. Lisa in Port Hope November 16, 2018 / 10:43 pm

    I love how the stars pop in this pattern congrats on your finish!

    • chrisknits November 17, 2018 / 10:21 am

      I just love the secondary designs! Thanks.

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  8. Kate November 17, 2018 / 8:15 am

    Congrats on a fun and fabulous quilt!

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs November 17, 2018 / 9:13 am

    This looks like such a fun quilt! Glad you were able to make it work for your needs! I really like that pattern too! Your quilting sets it off perfectly!

    • chrisknits November 17, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thank you! It totally was a fun quilt to make!

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  10. Cynthia Brunz November 18, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    A very lovely little quilt. I hope it gets loved to pieces.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    • chrisknits November 18, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Little momma was so excited to open the quilt, she immediately asked me to teach her how to make one. Her mom swears Mak is my kid because we both love crafting.

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  11. Tish November 29, 2018 / 8:04 am

    It’s been so much fun following along as this quilt came to life! Congrats on your finish. I’m sure it will be well loved for more than just it’s comfy coziness ❤

    • chrisknits November 29, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Thank you. I know it will be used and loved!

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