I’ve been running low on sewing mojo the past few months. I want to make 3-4 quilts for friends expecting first babies this year, and I’ve been totally stumped. But lately the ideas started to flow again, so of course I turned to Pinterest to look for a starting point. A million pins later, I think I have a plan. I even started cutting this weekend for baby quilt #1, woohoo!
Below are a few of my favorite recent pins featuring baby quilts… and all of them are fast, simple, and stash busting – my favorite combo! They fall under two main categories – oversized one-block tops and simple blocks.
Oversized traditional blocks
I love traditional quilt blocks, and supersizing a single block looks completely modern.
- Ohio Supernova via Heather Jones Studio (I saw her speak at Craft South last year about her new book Quilt Local – love her style!)
- Bear Paw – with tutorial for a 32″ quilt top
- Churn Dash, with the addition of string blocks. Using a solid background color would come together even quicker.
- Log Cabins – this 46″ quilt is made up of four giant blocks. I actually have this pattern torn out from a magazine, but seeing this pin reminded me how much I love the cheery rainbow colors.
- This is just one block, but it would be easy to translate to a quilt top.
I love this I-Spy quilt that Giddy99, a friend from guild, posted on Instagram, so I tried to find something similar on Pinterest. The block goes by many different names, including Hatchet and Road to Tennessee… I actually made a version of this block quite a while ago, in 2011 (and recently featured in a #TBT post here)! With different measurements, the star points are more obvious which I really like.
Nothing better than simple patchwork, and this one is even more fun with the play on sizes. This pattern is no longer available on Etsy, but I think the math would be manageable.
Does anybody else have too many ideas and too little time?