Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Carrie {a baby quilt tutorial}

Meet Carrie, the newest of this year's baby quilts!


Sometimes you need a baby quilt in a hurry, or have a backing size piece of an absolutely perfect novelty print and want a top to go with it, or want something to stretch your free motion quilting skills on.... this cute little checkerboard quilt goes together quickly.  If you've got your scraps sorted by color, you're halfway done already!

Want to make your own? For a 32" square baby quilt you'll need eight width of fabric print strips and eight width of  fabric white strips.

Not cutting from yardage, or cutting from a combination of yardage and scraps?  You'll need 128 2 1/2" print squares and 128 2 1/2" white squares. But read through the instructions first to see where you can save time by strip piecing.

Sew each print strip to a while strip, press and cut each strip set into sixteen 2 1/2" wide sections. 


Join those sections into 64 four patch units.


Join those units into sets of four...


Assemble into four rows of four and you've got your completed quilt top. Didn't I say that this one was quick and easy?

Quilt and bind. As always, if you make this quilt I'd love for you to send me a picture or link up to my weekly Let's Make Baby Quilts! linky party. There's a list of my free baby quilt tutorials over in the sidebar and you  can find out when new ones are added by either following my blog or liking the Let's Make Baby Quilts Facebook page.


I'm linking up to Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, and Freedom Fridays,

8 comments:

Glinda ♥ said...

Another lovely baby quilt, Michelle. You make me want to go and make one immediately :)

Hilary said...

I love this technique for making something quickly :)

Sara said...

Wham bam baby quilt! Awesome!

Love the yellow and white together so cozy looking.

Pattilou said...

I've been really drawn to yellow quilts recently and yours is lovely! You make it look so easy.

PugMom said...

Love your sunshine-y yellow and whites. So cheery!

hydeeannsews said...

easy baby quilts are great! easy for us, good for them. win/win!

Julie said...

Cute! What a fun and easy quilt!

JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose said...

This is both a beautiful and easy pattern, yet pack a powerful and colorful punch! visiting thru Project Stash Party.
JoAnn

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