Baby Colour Book from Scraps

I know how much my kids like cloth books and I thought if I quilted the pages there would be a textural sensory element to the gift as well.

Improv Style

My basic idea was to do an improv block of the same size – 6″ x 6″ – for each colour, add some batting, quilt the pages, add a cover and bind it all together.

I started by deciding which colours I was going to put in my book and then sorting my scraps in to piles of those colours.

Sorting My Scraps


I decided to make each colour page out of a 6″ x 6″ square. Mostly because I have a square ruler that size so it made it easy to square them off.

Making the Pages

You just keep sewing until your piece gets so large that when you put your ruler or template on top there is fabric sticking out from every side. Then you trim it down to a square and it suddenly looks a million times better!

To assemble the book the idea was to sew pages right sides together and flip them over.

Quilting the Pages

Some of my quilting efforts were more successful than others. I think the best ones were the random zig-zag/mountain range kind of one that I did on the white page.

My quilting designs

The leaves on the green page; the basic criss-cross lines on the purple; and the sunburst/starburst thing on the yellow.

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