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Thread: Need a simple baby quilt pattern

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    My best friend has asked me to make a quilt for her baby grandson that is expected in October. I need suggestions for a simple quilt as I haven't done anything but blocks so far (that quilt took 2 years to complete). Of course I was working then and now I've retired from "paid" working. I know some of you will come up with great suggestions. Thank you.

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    I like small Bowtie or Tumbling Blocks for baby quilts. Nine Patches or Four Patches are almost always a good choice for any quilts. Just make the pieces small for baby quilts.

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    "Take 5" is a simple quilt, it looks complicated, but it's super easy! I am making my second one, both have been for babies, but are big enough to last quite a while.
    Here is a link:
    http://www.thequiltedcastle.com/item...achers-Pet.htm

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    I like Warm Wishes
    http://www.ashevillequiltguild.org/A...or%20Linus.pdf

    Works great with a bigger print :thumbup:

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    Warm wishes is very easy.

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    A simple 4 patch block with an alternating block of a cute print would be good. There's so many cute prints out for babies and kids, and they're very colorful.

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    The one I just did was a simple 6" square of focus fabric with 3" sashing and corner blocks, flannel backing folded over the front as binding. Tied with tiny 1/8" satin ribbon bows. Finished in less than 2 weeks, including two trips to Waco for fabric and then more fabric when I ran out cuz I didn't buy enough the first time, plus working 8 - 4:30 Tues - Thur, half a day on Friday and 12 hr days on the weekend.

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    Kay Wood's 6-hour Quilt was my first completed quilt. http://www.kayewood.com/item/6_Hour_..._Book/406/c60.

    So easy and no hand work.

    Also - here is a tutorial for the same type - but using pieced sections.

    http://quilttaffy.blogspot.com/2009/...with-love.html

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    how about sew one and done by evelyn sloppy
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    How about a mixed up nine patch? It is very simple to do and instead of joining the blocks together, use 4" solid colored strips for sashing in between the blocks and rows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pam1966
    A simple 4 patch block with an alternating block of a cute print would be good. There's so many cute prints out for babies and kids, and they're very colorful.
    I was going to suggest the same thing, four patch or 9 patch with alternating block. I use the same fabric for the alternate block and one of the borders.
    This one was out of stash, except for the backing.

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    Wow! That's very beautiful!

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    Get a charm pack, or cut 5" squares from your stash...sew 5 of them together that's row 1. Make a few more rows just like that and sew them together. Sew on a skinny border then a wider one, bind and done. Very quick and simple, no pattern necessary.

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    That is a beautiful quilt.
    How about a rail fance or a D9P.

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    Wow, what a great quilt!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneygirl
    Wow! That's very beautiful!
    Ditto. I'd be afraid to let the baby spit up on that one! You really let the fabrics do the work for you! Great Job!

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    I am making a disappearing nine patch for a baby quilt for a friend of mine that is a Grandma for the first time. I am using 4 1/2 white strips for sashing in between the blocks, and Birdie charm squares (MODA) for the disappearing nine patch blocks. I also purchased a honey bun to frame the blocks with. Since it is for a litlle girl, I am using the pink, yellow and turqoise Birdie charm squares from 4 packages. It will be pretty when its done!
    There will be enough left over to make an additional baby quilt for a little boy.

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    Thank you for the compliments, it was an order placed through my DIL. just great creative with what is on hand.

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    When I have a baby's quilt to make I frequently will use a panel for the center and then spice it up in the borders. It is quick and easy. Then I quilt around the designs in the panel.

    One LQS had a great panel fabric with a book to go with it. That turned out really cute.

    ali

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    This Quick Strippie looks doable in a short time!

    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

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    I hate to admit it but I don't know how or what a D9P is. I've done 9patch squares before in my first quilt. I found some fabric today with cute lambs for all seasons in it. Haven't decided yet on how to use them though.

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    A disappearing 9 patch is pretty simple, you make a traditional nine patch block, then make one cut diagonally through then center of the nine patch. Next you make another cut horizontally through the center of the nine patch. Then you take the four sections flip the blocks around until they are pleasing to the eye and sew the block back together. Finally, square off your block. Voila! It has become a disappearing nine patch...

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    Thank you Oneygirl for the explaination. I'll have to try it soon. And I'll pay close attention to pictures posted of D9Ps. Heaven knows I have enough fabric to try out something new.

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    You can make it and it is fun and easy! Once you make one quilt, you can make another and vary it by adding 1 1/2" sashing in between the squares before you reconstruct them.
    There are so many variations to what you can create after cutting your nine patch block in 4 sections!

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    Try this pattern. It is simple and cute and a really nice size!! :-)

    http://www.quiltsforkids.org/pattern...quilt-pattern/

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