Feb 1, 2011

Very easy baby quilt

Here's the easy quilt. There's alternating plain and pieced squares. And the recipe is as follows: cut 10 plain squares (I used a bunch of different children's prints.) Sew 10 pieced squares. I just made free-pieced blocks--using up a bunch of scraps. All blocks are cut 6 1/2 inches square and that includes the 1/4 inch seam allowances. Then I cut sashes that were 2 1/2 inches wide. You need 7 strips, but if you are willing to piece them, you only need 6 strips. The borders are 4 1/4 inches wide, cut 4 of those. The quilt will finish up about 38 by 46 inches. So it will be simple to make a backing and use a baby quilt batt. Furthermore, if you piece the quilt by joining horizontally, four blocks at a time, there is no need to worry, the blocks will all fit together--and alternate naturally, because there are two pieced and two plain on each of the five rows. I've got to get this thing basted today! Meanwhile, I'm doing hand applique on the wall quilt. (See previous post.)

6 comments:

True Blue Nana said...

I love this idea! I have started a baby quilt and I wish I had seen this before. Maybe I can adjust what I am doing to use this idea.

Nancy said...

I always look forward to the quotes on your blackboard. Today's is great.

Miranne said...

Thank you for the directions - a very charming quilt it is.

jovaliquilts said...

Great idea! You could make lots of baby quilts with this pattern, and they would all look different.

ROZ said...

Thanks, jovaliquilts! This same idea could be used to make all the plain squares the same color. Or blocks can be appliqued, or a pattern such as nine patch could be used.

Scrappy quilter said...

I love the idea too. Really cute.