Welcome to the Put a Little Love in Your Quilt blog hop! Today is the first day and I am excited to share my Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial along with several other quilters who will be sharing projects too. The blog hop will continue through Thursday the 8th and the entire blog hop list is at the end of this post. I am going to share this cute little batik baby quilt. Thank you Carol for putting this on! Don’t forget to come back later this week when I share my 2017 Income report for my blog.
Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial
25″ x 32″
Everyone seems to get in the mood to clean in January, I know I do! While sorting through things in my quilt studio I came across a box of batik fabric cut into HSTs and a couple blocks that were already made. I think I started this a year….or two ago and obviously didn’t get it done before Valentine’s Day so….I put it away.
Many times I mix batiks with regular quilt fabric or muslin and I never have a problem. I remember this neutral background….I think I had a bolt of it but unfortunately…it is all gone.
I had 5 blocks finished which would have made a table runner but I already have several table runners that work perfectly for Valentine’s Day so I decided a sweet little baby quilt would be fun to make and use up my fabric.
- 3/4 yard of background neutral
- 4 or 5 batik fat quarters reds/purple/pink
- 1 fat quarter for the binding
- 1 yard backing and batting
From the neutral and batiks:
- Cut 2 7/8″ squares and then cut diagonally for your HST pieces (half square triangle)
- Cut 2 1/2″ squares
- Cut 8 – 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ strips of neutral for the sashing
Each block will be made with the following:
- 12 HSTs that are neutral and batik
- 2 – 2 1/2″ squares neutral
- 2 – 2 1/2″ squares batik
Blocks will finish at 8 1/2″x 8 1/2″ unfinished
All 12 blocks are made the same other than turning the center 4 HSTs for a different look.
Make 6 blocks like this
Make 6 more blocks like this
I just made up a bunch of HSTs and didn’t really worry about the placement of the batik colors. I used Aurifil thread for my piecing and quilting.
Layout your blocks and add the 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ neutral strip between the blocks.
Sew your rows together (you don’t add strips between the rows).
Add your backing and binding. Quilt as desired and add your binding.
Need a bigger quilt….just make more blocks! Three in a row would make a beautiful tablerunner.
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