Are you looking for a precious baby quilt to make for that special little baby! This heart baby quilt tutorial will make a perfect gift!
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 of 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.
Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial Instructions
- ¾ 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 ⅞″ squares and then cut diagonally for your HST pieces (half square triangle)
- Cut 2 ½″ squares
- Cut 8 – 1 ½″ x 8 ½″ strips of neutral for the sashing
Each block will be made with the following:
- 12 HSTs that are neutral and batik
- 2 – 2 ½″ squares neutral
- 2 – 2 ½″ squares batik
Blocks will be 8 ½″x 8 ½″ unfinished
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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 ½″ x 8 ½″ 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 table runner.
Be sure and look at the post for the Heart Table Runner tutorial.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! This blog post has been converted to an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing.
Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Heart Baby Quilt and Heart table runner tutorial in my shop. The photos have been reduced in size and the tutorial is 6 pages long.
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