April 16 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Mini Quilt by Leslie, good-ness

Leslie writes that she, “…Made it for a baby change pad for a brand new little friend. Baby K… The mama can fold it up and put in her purse. Her big purse.” Leslie has a lovely set of her sewing in Flickr for you to check out too!

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121 Responses to April 16 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Catarina says:

    lovely, what a great idea!

  2. Aparna Mulgund says:


  3. Manechka says:

    That’s very pretty! : )

  4. SewSofie says:

    So lovely and simple. Inspiring stuff.

  5. Maria says:

    Great idea for a changing pad!

  6. Michele says:

    What a lovely gift!

  7. Nicole says:

    Gorgeous! Those colors just POP and I love how you quilted it!

  8. Good idea.

  9. Desiree says:

    Its so simple, yet classy. I love it.

  10. Jenny says:

    Sooo cute!

  11. georgia says:


  12. Kristin D. says:

    Wow, I love the simplicity and bold colors. I wish I had thought of (and knew how to) making a quilted changing pad when I was using one!

  13. Melissa says:

    Love mini quilts!!

  14. sang says:

    Beautiful, great idea for a small quilt.

  15. Carolyn Wood says:

    Lovely little practical item.

  16. Melissa says:

    i love this! it’s so simple and full of color at the same time. i need to learn to use more solids in my quilts.

  17. Fran says:

    Cute little quiltlet with a purpose !
    Love that shot of color !

  18. Alyssa says:

    I love this little quilt! I need to make a changing pad for my baby on the way and I have a pile of scraps in need of a new life.

  19. Marcia W. says:

    Bright colors for a baby — using as a changing pad is good idea

  20. Shannon says:

    i love leslie’s blog. love that quilt. i loved her etsy shop and miss it so much! 🙁

  21. Cathy A says:

    So pretty! I don’t know if I could bare to leave it tucked away in a diaper bag, though!

  22. Kelli says:

    Simply beautiful. Why use a plain old changing pad when you could use something like this!

  23. Katie says:

    Cute! I made a changing pad for my daughter, but it wasn’t this cute.

  24. sharon says:

    Great little quilt, love the colours! Sharonj

  25. Katie B says:

    Lovely quilt! What a great gift.

  26. Maureen says:

    This is a nice size for a changing pad. The baby will enjoy the bright colors.

  27. Lynn D. says:

    What a great quilt!

  28. Rose L says:

    Oh what a great idea!

  29. upstatelisa says:

    almost too pretty for changing a baby on it!

  30. tjesa says:

    Love it…quilts don’t need to be complicated to work.

  31. Melissa says:

    So cute! It’s so simple, and I love it.

  32. Julia says:

    I love busy quilts, but am always impressed with the impact a little color gives. This is lovely!

  33. C. Michele says:

    Love it!

  34. ~Helena~ says:

    Such a cute quilt. Great idea to use a mini quilt a changing pad.

  35. DebbieKL says:

    Generous size for a changing pad – nice for when you have to do a change in a not so clean location!

  36. Sara says:

    very useful, and why not add some design for a baby’s little bottom!

  37. Kimberly says:

    What a great idea!

  38. Andi says:

    I love the bright coloured blocks on this one.

  39. Chelsea says:

    super cute quilt!

  40. Rochelle says:

    What a great idea!

  41. Mishkat says:

    Gorgeous! I think that would look really great as a larger quilt too.

  42. Cara says:

    Hmm – wondering what fabrics would be best for the ‘wipe it off’ factor… Great idea.

  43. Llamabean says:

    That is a great idea! Beautiful use of colour!

  44. Megan Presley says:

    What a cute quilt!

  45. Monika says:

    This little blanket is so cute! You chose wonderful fabrics.

  46. Sorahart says:

    This is a much funner changing pad than the boring one I got for free from the OB/GYN’s office. 🙂

  47. alisha says:

    I love the clean, simple appearance.

  48. Kiza M says:

    Very pretty! With a little one on the way, I’ve been dreading buying one of those vinyl changing mats. This is SUCH a good idea!

  49. Very nice I love the bright fabric choices.

  50. Kelli says:

    Ooho, simple, quick to make and functional…who could ask for more? I’m adding this to my shower gift lineup. THANKS!

  51. Rachel says:

    I love the way you quilted this work!

  52. Elle says:

    Very cute! I really want to try the neutral fabric/bright fabric combo that seems to be everywhere right now.

  53. Erin Compton says:

    LOVE the fabrics chosen! Too pretty to be a changing pad!

  54. delitealex says:

    Very cute and useful.

  55. Becca says:

    This is so pretty… I’d be scared to use it as a changing pad! (but what a great gift!!!)

  56. Celeste says:

    I love mini quilts–I always plan on making one, but I never have. Maybe baby-due-any-day-now will finally be my excuse/inspiration!

  57. Nancy says:

    This is fantastic! I haven’t had the guts to take on a huge project, but this is a gorgeous mini quilt.

  58. Heidi Monkey says:

    Gorgeous quilt, I just love looking at them each day. It’s really inspiring me to quilt more!

  59. Deb V says:

    This is a really cute quilt. You have a really neat quilt project on your blog also.

  60. Tina says:

    What a great, useful idea!

  61. Jennwith4 says:

    Love it!

  62. Brittany says:

    That’s dedication; putting so much heart and creativity into something that will be peed on 🙂

  63. Wow, I love the bright colors!

  64. Christine says:

    That’s a great shower gift idea.

  65. Greeblygreebly says:

    Great idea! I’m making a quilt for a friend’s baby, that would be a great use for the left over material.

  66. Edith says:

    Love the changing pad idea!

  67. Jennifer says:

    Great prizes! Thanks for all the wonderful quilting info!

  68. qsogirl says:

    what a neat idea for a baby gift– why haven’t i thought of this? I’ll keep it in mind for future showers 🙂

  69. Robyn says:

    There are some great projects on her flikr pool! Thanks for sharing!

  70. Laura says:

    I love it! The colorful strip makes it fun and pretty while still being functional. Even if mama’s diaper bag isn’t big enough to carry it around on trips it will be perfect for laying on at home – at least until the wee one learns to crawl!

  71. Erin says:

    This is beautiful. I love the classic look made modern with the color choice and geometric piecing.

  72. Jessica says:

    I never thought of quilting a changing pad, so cute!

  73. Pam says:

    Nooooo! Don’t use such a lovely little quilt as a changing pad!

  74. gwyneth says:

    love it!

  75. Julia says:

    Love it. I never considered a mini quilt as being good for a change pad but it really is a great idea!

  76. Lisa M says:

    this is great! I love the fabric she chose!

  77. Danielle says:

    That is a great idea to do for changing pads. I make them for my diaper bags but havnt thought of adding that little quilt touch. Thanks for the idea.

  78. Marcelle says:

    well done Leslie, that’s a really good idea. I love how the colors blended together in the design.

  79. Abby says:

    This is so cute! I always love white in quilts, but with a black dog and a habit of tossing my quilts onto the floor in the middle of the night, I don’t know how I’d ever keep the white white!

  80. Alina says:

    I like this small quilt very much. I started to make small ones in order to learn and gave them present as doll blankets.

  81. Margaret says:

    Another great quilting idea.

  82. Cassie says:

    that is lovely! I need a baby gift for a friend & think I’ll make something similar with some bibs & booties, too. thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  83. Ashley W says:

    How fun! I love the random quilting pattern…gives it so much more interest!

  84. Corri Sheff says:


  85. Tong says:

    So simple and so striking, beautiful!

  86. Jennifer says:

    if only i had quilted when my son was a newborn! such a pretty piece and functional too.

  87. Jenny says:

    wish i would have made an effort at something beautiful like this when I carried around a changing pad!

  88. katie says:

    Great idea!

  89. sookhyun says:


  90. Latrilla says:

    I am very inspired by this blog during quilt month. This website came as a recommendation and I love it. Thank you for the encouragement and inspiration.

  91. What a terrific idea and a great way to use up some scraps!

  92. Dot says:

    more wonderful ideas and prizes. So far this month has been fantastic.

  93. Way too cool for a changing pad – love the fabrics!

  94. Oooooh, I have been itching to get to my sewing maching. Love this site!

  95. Morgan says:

    Love it! Making a mini-quilt sounds like much more fun than making a changing pad. Silly what words can do. 🙂

  96. Kaye Prince says:

    Very pretty! I’ve always like the look of pops of colour against a neutral background.

  97. brittany says:

    love this! so functional and cute!

  98. Anne Marie says:

    Love the quilt.

  99. beth says:

    Love that! and thanks for another week of great giveaways.

  100. Wendy D. P. says:

    This is so adorable!

  101. Southern Gal says:

    Love this idea.

  102. Melissa says:

    What a acute little project! Thanks to this quilt along I could really see myself getting into mini quilts. So fun!!

  103. Melanie says:

    Beautiful! something I need to make for the new little one 🙂

  104. Amy Grant says:

    this is really nice! I love it 😀

  105. Charlene says:


  106. Amy says:

    This is too cute! The changing pad that came with my diaper bag is so boring. I might have to make one of these!

  107. Frauke says:

    Its a nice practical quilt. I’m sure, the baby and the mum loves it!

  108. Elke says:

    Oh, what a wonderful nice little Quilt! Fantastic Colours!

    LG Elke

  109. Leah says:

    Very clever for a changing pad. I have a friend expecting her first soon and this would be a perfect shower gift idea!

  110. Karo says:

    very pretty. these are so much nicer than yucky commercial plastic changing pads.

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  112. Freda says:

    I love these colors she used.

  113. Cherie says:

    I love the quilting lines on that quilt! I’m just dabbling my toes in the world of quilting, but I’ve never seen anything quilted like that yet. 🙂 Very cool!

  114. PeachRainbow says:

    Simple & Cute!

  115. Jen says:

    I really love that. I’m always drawn to those colours but can never find that really pretty off white, grey or tan that I see so many others using.

  116. Caroline says:

    Great colors!! What a lucky baby

  117. bruinbr says:

    Love the quilting on this! Adorable!

  118. angelina says:

    lovely lovely

  119. kathleen says:

    I love this. Simple and attractive

  120. Carol says:

    That is such a beautiful quilt, too nice to be hiding in a bag. I’m sure the mother is only too delighted to have to change child when out and about.

  121. Jessica says:

    Wow, this is so pretty! I bet when it gets whipped out to change a diaper all the other mommas ooh and ahh!

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