Thursday, January 07, 2016

River {a baby quilt tutorial}

River Blue Baby Quilt Tutorial

This isn't the style of baby quilt I usually make, but I was looking at all of the blue fabric I got from that Craigslist ad and wondering what I could make with cuts from just that stack and an idea started to form. This little quilt would be perfect if you want to whip something up without digging through your entire stash or if you're working with someone else's coordinated leftovers. 

Start with sixteen 2 1/2" WOF strips. For each block, you'll use two 10" strips each of two different colors. (I cut each strip in half before matching them up so  that each block would be different instead of making them in pairs.)  Sew four alternating strips together to make a block like this one.

Cut the block into four 2 1/2" strips and rearrange them to form a sixteen patch block.

Make sixteen blocks and assemble into four rows of four. Did I mention that this quilt was quick?

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.


Libby in TN said...

Now I understand why people are making 16-patches! So much easier than trying to figure out the combos for 9-patches. You have inspired me to use up some of the 2-1/2" strips I was gifted recently.

EmileeHope said...

I am slowly collecting strips from projects I make to use for a 16 patch quilt someday!

hydeeannsews said...

sweet and simple! what a quick and wonderful baby quilt. nice use of those craigslist fabrics.

Jo said...

Looking great. It's so cute and perfect for the fabric you had.

Unknown said...

What seam allowance did you use? I was thinking 1/4" but wanted to check before sewing.


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