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Pinterest Inspiration: Baby Quilts

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.

 

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  • Bear Paw – with tutorial for a 32″ quilt top
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  • Churn Dash, with the addition of string blocks. Using a solid background color would come together even quicker.
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  • 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.
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  • This is just one block, but it would be easy to translate to a quilt top.
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Simple blocks

  • Stars

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.

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  • Patchwork

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.

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Does anybody else have too many ideas and too little time?

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