Easy baby quilts

Here’s two more ideas for easy baby quilts that you can whip up in a weekend.

(Apologies for the poor photo quality – they’re just from my phone.)

This one is made from the Dr Seuss fabric line made by Robert Kaufman.


It was made for a fun little boy, who is as busy and colourful as this quilt is.

It’s just rectangles.  Quite uncomplicated!  Because the print is so large, I made the pieces big too. I didn’t use a pattern – just did some back-of-the-envelope maths and started cutting.

Here’s another I made from the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics:


This one was for a friend’s daughter.  Some of the small patches and borders were just scraps I wanted to use up, but the remaining fabrics are from the Very Hungry Caterpillar range.

Both were well received.  In fact, I thought my sister was going to grab the Very Hungry Caterpillar one and run away with it!

This one was made from a very old pattern, called Florida Keys, from an early 1990’s edition of Quiltmaker (USA).

The wonderful thing about making quilts for children is that you get full permission to go wild with colour!


2 thoughts on “Easy baby quilts

  1. I think the late 80’s and early 90’s had the best quilt magazines for patterns. I kept all the Quilt issued magazines from that era. I think I might of kept some of the Quiltmaker. I know I have some of the patterns cut out and saved. I could not keep all the magazines that I bought because of space, so I just saved the patterns. I picked out all kinds of different stuff because I knew my tastes would change with fabric. I don’t hardly buy the quilt magazines anymore. They have gotten expensive and they don’t have the great patterns like they did. I just skim through them at the news stand at the grocery store. If I see something that catches my eye I go home and look through my patterns and usually I have it.

    • I agree – the fabrics in the older mags have dated, but a lot of the patterns are classic, and the new mags are really just doing variations on the same thing (or designs that I don’t like!). There’s something lovely, too, about using an old pattern, and making it modern by giving it your own take on the colours, borders (or absence thereof), binding etc.

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