Baby Quilts

Love is a newborn baby!

It’s no surprise that quilters love to make baby quilts. More and more of us are or are becoming grandmothers! And once the grands all have their first quilt the older kids are demanding a new one. I think that is why the median age for quilters is 64! We are in the business of making quilts for our children, grandchildren, and often the children of friends, neighbors. . . . well you get the picture.

It might be a hard task but there are just so many cute patterns that are hard to resist that some quilters make them to have on hand “just in case” a baby comes along in need of a quilt.

Here are a few ideas to get you started thinking about baby quilts.  Applique, cute, traditional, modern, artsy — there is something to thrill any new mother here.

Turtle Tots Quilt – SWD508

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The Turtle Tots quilt pattern features 10.5″ turtle blocks, which are used to make a cute children’s or baby quilt.
Finished Sizes:
Turtle Tots: 40.5″ x 50.5″
Art Quilt Scape: 19″ x 47″
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by: SWD – Southwind Designs – Annette Ornelas.

And what could be cuter than this spring themed bunny quilt with the pinwheel border?  This would be a perfect way to welcome a springtime arrival.

Spring Baby Quilt – QA 115

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Fat quarter friendly, fusible web applique and lots of fun to make, this little quilt pattern is suited to a nursery wall hanging or crib quilt. The fabric used in the cover photo is “Bunny Tales”, a Feedbag reproduction line by Darlene Zimmerman, along with pastel Kona solids. Both lines are by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Finished Size: 50″ x 58″
Skill Level: Intermediate
Designed by: QA – Quilting Affection – Tina & Diana Dillard.

Shelby’s Woobie Quilt Pattern – BHQ107

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Fat-quarter friendly baby quilt pattern. Full-sized alphabet, numbers and other characters are included in the quilt pattern, reversed for fusible applique.
Finished Size: Approximately 36″ x 42″
Skill Level: Just Learning
Designed by: BHQ – Bear Hug Quiltworks – Lisa Alley.

Animal Crackers Quilt Pattern  – BHQ117

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Easy piecing and applique for a baby quilt, perfect for a gift. Quilt pattern includes full-sized applique templates including alphabet, numbers and other characters that are reversed for fusible applique.
Finished Size: Approximately 40″ x 40″
Skill Level: Just Learning
Designed by: BHQ – Bear Hug Quiltworks – Lisa Alley.

Abby’s Elephant Party – RCQ588

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Come join the party with Abby and her elephants. Momma elephant quilt pattern measures 77″ x 90″. Baby elephant quilt pattern finishes 48″ x 56″. Each quilt pattern uses fusible web applique for the elephant images. There are two sizes of templates, momma and baby. Both are actual size. This quilt pattern is named after a brave little girl named Abby (7 years old) who has had heart problems since birth. Her favorite animal is an elephant.
Finished Sizes:
Baby Throw: 48″ x 56″
Twin: 77″ x 90″
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by: RCQ – Ribbon Candy Quilt Company – Margie Ullery.

Hopscotch Maze Quilt Pattern SEQ-103

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This is a quick and easy “no fail” quilt pattern for a beginner, that is the perfect size for a baby quilt or a play mat. A charm pack and solid yardage is all you need.
Finished Size: 39″ x 39″
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by: SEQ – Jackie Berdych – Sew Excited Quilts.

Sweet Dreams Quilt Pattern – CTG-029

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Easy quilt pattern for the beginner. Easy four patch blocks and star & moon blocks to delight any baby and mother.
Finished Size: 48″ x 60″
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Desgined by: CTG – Cottage Quilt Designs – Rochelle Martin.

For dozens of other great pattern ideas check out QuiltWoman.com “Baby Quilts“.  I know I will be shopping — and sewing — for babies this spring, with a new grandbaby girl on the way this March!!

Reeze L. Hanson,  Morning Glory Designs

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