I know this question could start an avalanche. But am stuck on Ideas. The baby is due in October. They don't know if it is a girl or boy.
So I am looking fora fast , relatively easy baby quilt Idea. I have done nine patches until the cows come home, need a new thought.
Have you considered doing a Disappearing 9 Patch where you make your nine patch block and then cut it into 4 new blocks and reassemble in different directions. Also the rail fence is an easy pattern for a baby quilt. Also 4 patches with an alternating large block out of a focal print is nice.
Peggy, here's a baby quilt I just completed for my friend's new grandson. It's just a sq in a sq and is easy and quick.
I've been making small quilts for a charity drive, trying different things. (Six of them since January, and that will be all for awhile.) The fastest and easiest was one I'm calling "Bricks and Sticks". I didn't have a pattern, just used five different fabrics. There are 30 six-inch blocks, so it measures 30x36 before borders. It's made from 2 1/2 inch strips. Here's a picture of mine.
The guild wanted bright colors, but this would look lovely in more traditional nursery colors. Each block has a 2 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch stick between bricks that are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 sewn together. Every other block is rotated 90 degrees.That's six sticks of each color and 24 bricks. A half-yard of each fabric is plenty, plus the borders and binding. I planned it so that the bricks and sticks of the same fabric never touch each other, although they sometimes meet at a corner. That means each block is different and you need to arrange them on a design wall if you want that "random" look.
Here's the scheme:
This would also work with more fabrics, and then you wouldn't need a plan to make it look random!
Judy, very cute quilt. This does look like a simple, quick pattern to make. I just might use it for one of my Downey charity quilts.
Love your baby quilt. Great colors!
The airplane quilt you made for your grandson is so bright and cheery and the striped border is a wonderful finish. Lucky little boy.
Peggy--I made a quilt for my grandson (before we knew he was a boy) from a pattern from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting--Jan/Feb 2007 issue, called Dot to Dot--it was really simple and I enjoyed doing it. I had started a quilt twice and wasn't happy with either one, until I finally found this pattern going through back issues. If you go to Show & Tell and search for Dot to Dot, I posted it sometime in early October.
Cute quilt CJ. I must remember that one as I have a few baby quilts to make.
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Your quilt is very pretty.
I noticed that you had it hanging on your shower curtain rods. Do you use this to show all your quilts? I have been trying to think of a way to show mine. Thanks for the idea.
although i dont need a baby quilt thanks for all the idea !!!! ill be adding them to the every growing list of things i want to make
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