Today I am going to share this cute little batik baby quilt that is fast and easy to make.
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.
If you are looking for more tutorials that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, I have 10 free Valentine tutorials I have made and 20 free Valentine tutorials from other bloggers. Have fun!
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