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    I need to make a baby quilt

    I need to make a baby quilt by December for a spring baby. She wants colorful fabric, bright and cheery. I would like to make a fool proof baby quilt. One without flying geese, or anything too hard for sure. What would be a cute pattern for a baby quilt? I was thinking about a churn dash with sashings and corner blocks around each block. Is there an easier, prettier baby quilt pattern I could make? I don't work well under pressure and this is pressure to me. I usually just make quilts I like and then give them away to people I want to give them to. I have never made a baby quilt before. Any good ideas?
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    There are lots of awesome panels that you can add borders to and have a beautiful quilt in short time.

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    I've been making the Disappearing 9-Patch with assorted kid prints. Easy, fast, and looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbright View Post
    There are lots of awesome panels that you can add borders to and have a beautiful quilt in short time.
    This would be the easiest way to make a darling baby quilt!
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    3d pinwheel quilts are fast and easy and look great too.

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    I like to make snowball blocks with kid fabrics, mixing them with nine patch makes a fun pattern.

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    There is a pattern at clotilde.com that is adorable. I've used it twice and have seen it posted here (or on the old QB-sorry not sure which). It's really simple.
    it's called Diamond Patch

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    Warm Wishes is super easy and looks like it isn't. You could make the focus fabric with "I Spy" type squares, to make it even more interesting.
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    I agree with MadQuilter. d9p is very easy.

    Here's a tut by Missouri Star QC. You wouldn't have to do a border like her's.
    disappearing 9 patch quilt pattern free

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjZOXxPazg
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    A baby is such a special person; please don't make it just a smaller version of an adult quilt. Make it shout BABY loud and clear. That child will probably have a good 75-80 years for an adult quilt, give it a definite BABY quilt now.

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    I second Warm Wishes. It will look really cute with a juvenile print in the focus block with coordinating fabrics for the pieced blocks. Warm Wishes is basically a Rail Fence block (the center strips is wider than in rail fence)with a plain block. It's easy but looks really nice.

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    I'm making Charming Baby (#1146) from Whistlepig Creek for our 3rd grandbaby due the end of this month. It has Prairie Points and has gone together very quickly and easily! In fact it went together so quickly I have time to hand quilt it

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    I love to make baby quilts. Here is a wonky log cabin top that I made.(Haven't got it quilted yet)Name:  wonky animal quilt1.jpg
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Size:  55.4 KB It was really easy because nothing had to match. All you need is a cute focus fabric.

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    Another very easy quilt is get a focus fabric and make 6 inch blocks and then get two co-ordinating fabrics to make 3 inch blocks another piece for a 1 1/2 inch border and another piece for a 3 inch border. It takes 1 yd for focus fabric, 1/2 yard for other two fabrics 3/8 yd for 1st border and 1 yd for outside border and then 2 1/2 yds for backing and binding if using the same fabric. Will try to post a picture if I can .

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    I've made pinwheels in colorful kids fabrics, or simple blocks using I spy fabrics. I also made a double Irish Chain that turned out really cute using pastel fabrics for the chain with small appliques of ducks, stars, moons, and other assorted kids things between the chains. For something really fast and simple the panels are great or get a themed kids fabric and fussy cut for centers of blocks with simple borders around each block. So many possibilities. Do a google search for free children's quilt patterns for lots of ideas.

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    I recently quilted two very cute ones. This one was just simple 4 patch alternated with a plain white block and set on point. You could easily substitute brights for the pastels and because you have posted in the past you use a LAQ, quilting wouldn't be a problem:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t195439.html

    This next one was even simpler, 16 log cabin blocks with all whites on one side and all colors on the other set in a barn raising pattern. If I remember correctly the logs were 1 1/2" finished so they were made with 2" cut strips. The center square was 2" finished so the piecer started out with a 2 1/2" square. Again you can easily replace the pastels used with brights.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t191914.html

    I would think either of these quilts could be made by your deadline as long as your LAQ has an opening.

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    Here's an easy pattern. Just finished a baby boy quilt using it. Haven't taken pics yet.
    http://quilttaffy.blogspot.com/2008/...e-pattern.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I like to make snowball blocks with kid fabrics, mixing them with nine patch makes a fun pattern.
    I agree; I love a snowball baby quilt! I made this one using a Moda "Terrain" charm pack
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    I recently finished making these two baby quilts from my new nephews arriving this fall
    The pinwheels one was espeically easy, just use some baby friendly fabrics in the squares and alternate pinwheels. The cubes were a bit more involved, but I love how they turned out.

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    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/03/...aby-quilt.html
    Free pattern. Using bright Moda fabrics you have solved all your problems- Fast, easy, free, colorful, baby-size.

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    Here is the baby and kids category at Moda Bake Shop for ideas.
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/search/l...y%20and%20Kids
    I love this coin quilt http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/...aby-quilt.html

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    I just finished a baby quilt for a soon-to-be grand-nephew using cartoon helicopter fabric as the theme fabric. His father is a helicopter pilot. You can find the pattern for the strippie quilt here http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

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    My favorite baby quilt pattern is Yellow Brick Road. I've made about five of them. One of these days I'll have to make a lap size for myself. For simple block patterns I like Antique tile from quilter's cache, I've made two of those and i'm on my third trip around the world quilt. I also love Bonnie Hunter's patterns on www.quiltville.com, specifically the bricks and stepping stones with I spy fabrics and the crayon box pattern with my scrappy brights. Generally unless the mom wants pastels I go the brighter the better for all of my quilts!
    Here's the YBR:

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    you could make it an i spy with a simple frame around the blocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by knitnnan View Post
    you could make it an i spy with a simple frame around the blocks

    I made a baby quilt like that and the little boy, he was 2 1/2, and mother really liked it.
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