I got a note in my email this morning after this posted from Tina in N.J. regarding this post. Tina said that Missouri Star Quilt Company has a video for a pattern similar to this and wondered if we were aware of it. No we had no idea. We had not seen the video. We just wanted to use up some scrap and this design popped into my head….I ended up going and watching the video. If you read through our instructions and watch their video, you can note that the size of blocks used and the construction of the quilt is entirely different-yet there are similar results. So watch their video and print our instructions and see which method works best for you.
We have a new free baby quilt pattern for you. This one is super easy and can be made with one charm pack plus a little extra yardage. I know lots of you have one charm pack sitting around and waiting for inspiration…maybe our new free pattern is the inspiration you need. I also know that many of you have a bin full of 2 1/2″ strips, this might be the pattern to help you use a few of them up.
On Monday you’ll have to stop back here and see a project we have that’s being featured for Moda Bake Shop. That project is made with two jelly rolls of Moda’s Rambling Rose-one of my favorite fabric lines ever! After we were done with that quilt, we had some leftovers….I designed this simple quilt to use them up.
Don’t be confused…you can make this baby quilt from jelly roll leftovers, a single charm pack or simply scraps that you have lying around. We made this little cute baby quilt with the jelly roll left overs. In the end, between the Moda Bake Shop quilt and this baby quilt, there wasn’t a single scrap left over. I love no waste projects!!
With all of the house remodel, job changes and looming deadlines, I had a bout of insomnia one night. I ended up getting up in the night and sewing. I was up for about two hours and sewed the entire top and backing. It was already cut out which made it go fast. Once it was all together I went back to bed and slept for a couple hours.
The top is very simple construction just sewing the pieces into strips and then sewing the strips together. In the back, I just used up every little bitsy sliver of fabric that was left over…making an almost reversible baby quilt.
It’s ends up being 37″ x 41″…don’t you love Betsy’s modeling work??
The bitsy pieces were sewn together in one LONG snake and then cut into 46″ strips. The strips were then sewn together. There were a couple whole jelly roll strips that didn’t make it into the original quilt so I sewed them to the edge of bitsy pieces. Then I had backing left over from the original quilt backing and sewed that to each side….simple but cute…and everything was used.
I used my favorite quilting motif. This one!
I use it all the time. It’s my all time favorite.
So are you looking for the pattern to try your hand at making one. Here’s the link to the free printable pattern to make this baby quilt.
This pattern is very versatile. It could easily be switched up to make a boy quilt…I can see it done in solids-or with scrappy background pieces. I can see it done with plaids too. I am sure I’ll be making this again when I need a quick baby quilt.
Now I have the itch to make this big into a twin sized quilt….keep watching, it just might happen.