Thursday, July 21, 2016

Quick and Easy Baby Quilt

Do you find yourself making baby quilts when there's no baby in sight to gift them to? Yeah, me too!  I have this thing with making something quick, easy, fun and with fabrics I love. I'm also happy that I'm practicing my FMQ skills on these low pressure projects, that's a win.

This is a fun pattern that uses just six fat quarters for the baby size and you can cut all the pieces out at once with the six layers stacked together...super quick!  There are no seams to match and the hardest part is getting the fabrics in the order that you want for each block.

I did a medium meander stipple all over this quilt.  The texture on this quilt is so nice because the batting is Warm and Plush from the Warm and Natural company.  I've heard mixed reviews on this batting, but I'm in love.  It's just a little bit more loft than the regular version and it has a lot less of the little dark bits in the cotton.  It quilts up beautifully.

The fabrics are from the Pippa collection by Ana Davis for Blend fabrics, I've had them for a while and I'm so glad I found this great pattern to use them with.

Here's to a fast first finish for the 3rd quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long.  Also,  a big thank you to the Finish-A-Long hosts and to Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness for the awesome Windy City Bags prize!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, and Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. I keep MEANING to make up a stockpile of random baby quilts. I have this vision of myself, finding out someone is expecting, and I go calmly walking to the closet where I have all of these fabulous baby quilts ready to gift and I select the perfect one... But reality is that I am usually still frantically working on the shower gift when the baby has started pulling up on furniture! If I finish the baby blanket before the kiddo starts kindergarten, I call that a win.

    I think your baby quilt looks great, especially your quilting. It can be a challenge to keep a meander, or any allover pattern, consistently spaced throughout the quilt and you did a really good job of that, at least from what I see in the photos.

  2. Definitely have no issue with making baby quilts even when no baby is on the radar! Like you say, a good way to play with pretty fabrics/colours, try out new designs (or return to old favourites) and practise some fmq. I have just finished two cot quilts, don't know who will get them yet. I may just end up taking a pile to the neo-natal unit at our area hospital...I'm sure they'll be appreciated.

  3. I also have made a few baby quilts without a baby in sight! Yours is really lovely and looks great with the stipple fmq.

  4. visiting from crazy mum quilts. Great to have something completed

  5. I keep a stack of baby quilts so that I have choices when a baby comes along. I've begun giving them to anyone who with a baby. They are so much fun to whip up and finish off. The pattern for this one sounds perfect. Definitely your Pippa fabrics are beautiful. Great finish!

  6. The Pippa looks perfect! I love making baby quilts, especially great for practicing new things. I keep some for gifts, donate some for Linus, and have hoarded several for potential offspring lol

  7. What a beautiful quilt. May I ask the dimensions? I looked at the pattern but didn't see measurements for the baby quilt. The fabrics you chose are so cheerful.

    1. The quilt top came to 36 inches by 45 inches. Thank you!

  8. I love to make baby quilts and often donate them to my local women and children's hospital. They make sure that babies who need an extra snuggle get them! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

  9. It's a lovely quilt. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.