It’s been a while! I have been so busy–work stuff, plus lots of fun mixed in. Here’s a darling quilt that I just did for the shop as a sample. It’s called Vintage Baby Quilt by YoYo Mama.
Super easy! You simply place your little squares on top of another piece of fabric + batting + backing, and you sew down the edges. Throw it in the wash and poof! There you have it. This is a good one for all you wanna be quilters. No piecing involved!
Going to a wedding in Eau Claire WI this weekend. Tony and I will put on our dancing shoes! It will be fun to get away to the woods–great time of year to travel in WI.
Have a great weekend! Do something that delights you!
Update: I get so many hits on this post, I just wanted to do a little updating! This Vintage Baby Quilt pattern turns out some very sweet looking quilts. I only made this one for the quilt shop that I worked at…I wish I took some better photos of it!! It is not my pattern, but you can find it HERE by YoYo Mama.
If you are looking for some free and easy quilt patterns, here are a couple of my own! Enjoy!
I’d love to know the dimensions you used! how big were the squares and what size is the final quilt! I am definately inspired… looks like a quick project, and my daughter would probably love it!
It’s been a while since I made this, so here’s my best guess. I would make the squares about 2 1/2″. That way you can use a jelly roll if you want. 🙂 Maybe space each square so that about a half inch to an inch of your base fabric shows between each square. Most baby blankets have dimensions around 36″-46″ inches. You’ll have to do a little math…or cut your base fabric big and then just trim off the excess when you get all your little squares down on it. Or–you can totally google the pattern I mentioned and purchase it from a local quilt shop or the designer!! Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Did you turn the edges of the squares under or did you leave them raw? Soooo cute and a good way to try a quilt. Thnaks bunches.
They are totally raw! Very easy! It was darling after the first wash, but I’m not sure how well it will hold up after a million washes since I made it as a shop sample. Now that I’m a mom of little ones, I realize how many times blankets get washed. A fun pattern though!
A video would be helpful. I’d like to know how you finished the edges.
Did you just pin all the squares on or did you use heat and bond to temporarily get them to stay on till you sewed the whole thing together? I am such a perfectionist that I would want my squares to stay perfectly “square” on the quilt! 🙂 I saw the pattern listed spray adhesive in the tools, but I am afraid that will “gum” up my needle and machine if I use spray adhesive on the squares.
I have made a bunch of rag quilts with flannel so I think I might try this one with the flannel. Love how yours turned out! Did you go back and machine quilt the whole thing too??
Yes, I used spray for my squares. I didn’t have trouble with it gumming the machine up but it was stinky. I think if I did it again I might try a fabric glue stick. For quilting I followed just what the pattern suggested. I thought it was a perfect amount. Flannel will be darling–good luck!!
This is beautiful! I’m going to make a full size quilt using larger squares and more space between them. Love the pink fabrics!
Ingrid. I thought I would let you know that I did try the fabric glue stick. It was very time consuming so I switched to the spray adhesive. I used flannel to make a baby blanket and I love how it turned out.
Thanks for the update Liz! Guess we will just stick with our face masks and use the spray. Good to know.
Great idea Cheryl!!
Just put a small square of stitch witchery in the center of each square. n
No sticky needle,no messy spray .
Hope that is helpful.
I Loooove this fabric. Where was it purchased?