A Free Printable Quilt Pattern: Pinkie Swear


I finally finished up this little baby quilt.  It’s been on my to do list since last December.  That’s about the time we were moving and I just didn’t have the time to finish it.  I could have finished it since then but we planned to write a free pattern for the project and that made us delay longer…

Well wait no more!!

This quilt we are calling Pinkie Swear.  The name…nothing too special.  It has pink and the brown kind of wraps around it just like when people actually pinkie swear with their pinkie fingers.  Let me tell you…quilt naming is a challenge and that’s all I can say about that.  I have no idea how prolific pattern writers come up with quilt names all the time.  We’re lucky we came up with Pinkie Swear!!

Anyway back to the quilt.  I made my version with the bonus triangles I had left over from my Grand Illusion mystery quilt.  I have LOTS and LOTS of pink triangles waiting for a home and they found it in this quilt.  It’s really quite an easy quilt to make.

The quilting is simple just an all over floral stipple that I do.  It’s one of my go to designs that I can do in my sleep…sometimes easy and go to designs are just what a quilt, and a quilter, need.

I am so proud of myself.  I used up one of my favorite fabrics on the back.  I had been saving it for awhile for the perfect project…kind of hoarding it.  Then I read the book that I talked about in an earlier blog post (catch that here if you missed it) and decided to use it up.  I think it’s going to be a perfect baby quilt.  I am happy to report that there was a little bit of the fabric left.  I stripped it up and it will now be seen in several scrap quilts in the future.

I used a cream thread on the front (Mother Goose by Maxi Lock) and a brown on the back.  I think pink and brown make a great color combo for a girl baby quilt.


I don’t make small baby quilts.  This one is 50″ x 50″.  With dangers of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome I want the quilts not be used in cribs but on floors and used well into toddler years.  The bigger size helps with that I think.


If you read the title it says free printable pattern and there is one.  You can find the free pattern by following this link.  In the future you can find it along the right hand column in our free pattern section.

Although I used bonus triangles we wrote the pattern for those who don’t have them as well.   Enjoy the pattern.

Today we’re sharing our finished quilt at  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.


Moda Bake Shop Day: Step Up


Hooray!!  It’s a Moda Bake Shop day!!  It’s a giveaway day too!  Our friends at Fat Quarter Shop have a special prize for one of our readers.  Keep reading and I’ll tell you about the giveaway soon.  First off, here’s our quilt!


We are calling the quilt Step Up.  The design came to me when I was in the shower one day.  Amazingly, the shower has been where several quilt design ideas have come to me.  I wanted something simple and this was it.  All you do is sew two strips to a square…of course it’s not quite that easy…but close.   You can find the complete free pattern over at Moda Bake Shop.


The quilt ended up really big, 84″ x 100″.  Kelli and I just have trouble making anything small.  You can easily make yours smaller by taking off a row.

For the quilting motif I played and played around hoping to come up with some that looked like paw prints being the fabric line is “Here Boy”.

We used this fabric from the line for the backing….cute, right??

Our quilt will be donated to the Humane Society for their next fund raising event.  We hope it brings in some money to help some needy dogs.

I love when simple designs come together and look cute like this quilt.

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop

So are you wondering what the Fat Quarter Shop is going to give one of my lucky readers….How about jelly roll of your choice??  That sounds great to me!

If you want a chance to win, just leave a comment telling what organization or group you volunteer for.  We’ll pick a winner next week!

Today I am hooking up with Michelle’s Romantic Tangle,  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

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