A new niece is a lovely excuse for making pretty baby things. I've been dying for an opportunity to use some pretty girly, floral fabric. I thought this scalloped-edge baby quilt would be the perfect chance for it.
After prewashing and ironing your fabrics, lay out the fabric right-sides together (I used 1 yard of each fabric for this project).
Put the right-sides-together fabric on top of your quilt batting.
Smooth out any wrinkles or creases.
Trace a scalloped pattern onto the fabric with a bowl or plate. The size of my bowl allowed me to do 5 scallops by 7 scallops on my fabric.
I measured how far in I wanted the scallops to go, so they'd all be the same.
Pin the three layers together.
Stitch along the line you drew, leaving enough room to turn it (I left one scallop).
Cut off the excess.
Trim curves, especially in between the scallops. Cut all the way to the line in between the scallops, being careful not to clip your stitches.
Turn. Using a pencil or your hand, push out all the seams, making it look the way you want. Press. Stitch closed the portion you left open.
Quilt your quilt, "drawing" a line with your stitches from the edge of one scallop to the end of its sister across the other side of the blanket.