I have several friends and family members adding to their families this year so I have baby quilts to make! Here is an easy one and I decided to take pics as I went in case someone would like to make one like it. This is a great beginner quilt. Here is a pic of the finished top:
First cut 8 rectangles 10″ x 12″ of a solid white. Then cut 8 rectangles of a contrasting fabric. I used batick polka dots. Layer one white and one batik rectangle like this:
Then make two random cuts across the width of the block with your rotary cutter and ruler. I like to use my 6″ x 12″ ruler for this.
Make two more cuts across the middle section only.
Your block pieces for two blocks are all cut! That was easy :). Now swap out the middle pieces of fabric and lay out your pieces in order like this:
Time to start sewing! Stitch the side bits to the center piece and then add the top and bottom strips. I like to work on two blocks at a time. This is what they will look like when you are done so don’t worry that they are uneven now:
Here are a couple sets all trimmed up:
Once your block sets are all done, throw them up on the design wall and play until you are happy with the arrangement. Then it is a matter of sewing your blocks into rows and sewing the rows together. You could add a border but I am leaving mine without. It measures 32 1/2″ by 40 1/2″. Here is another look at the finished top:
That’s all there is to it! Tomorrow, I quilt.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know! I realize many could figure this out by looking but I was hoping to make a beginner friendly project that anyone qould be successful at.
Until next time…..