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 Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.
I love it and the name is great. I would love to see the quilting better. Is it your own design? do you use a pantograph?
Thanks so much for the free pattern…this quilt is beautiful! The perfect quilt for a baby girl!
I just love the pink and brown! A great scrap quilt :-)
I made two pink and brown quilts several years ago, and still have a lot of the fabric left. I may see if I can find enough to make this quilt. It’s so cute.
Very very pretty colour combination and I like that backing fabric, perfect choice.
Very pretty quilt Jo! You two did a fantastic job, and thanks for sharing the pattern!!
Isn’t Pinkie Swear the same quilt pattern as the Christmas Star quilt? Just different colors? Well, and probably smaller too.
P.S. I think you listed the link for Pinkie Swear on your “Blogroll” list, instead of the tutorials list.
Love the pattern, thank you for sharing with us.
Love the quilt and the canine!
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I think it’s absolutely gorgeous and am going to try it!!! Thank you for the pattern!!!!
there is no where on this page to get the pattern. tease.
Merleen-There is a link to the pattern in the post under the last picture.
A fun quilt with great color combinations. I agree with you about making baby quiz that the baby will grow into. A 36 by 36 inch quilt can only be used for a few months. Where a 50 to 60 inch quit can be used until the child is willing to give it up. 2 quilts I made for great neices are still on their beds 20+ years later.
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