Sadie the dog on the quilt

Painted Window Block Baby Quilt

One Simple Block

One Simple Quilt Block named Painted Window easily makes a beautiful baby quilt in batiksHave you been following the blog hop that has been going on by Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks? She designed 30 quilt blocks in 30 days and each day in this blog hop a quilter is showing what they did with one of the blocks. Thank you Carla for such a fun blog hop!

Today is my day to share a quilt project made with the fun Painted Window block by Carla. It is amazing how such a simple block and create such a beautiful quilt!
30 day blog hop quilt button at creatin' in the sticks
I pulled out some of my batiks so I could make a scrappy baby quilt. The background batik is so neat! I found it last fall when we went up to Minnesota to see Builder Bob’s mom…..I bought the whole bolt! You can read about the fabric store SR Harris in this post.

Batiks are perfect for any size quilt

Batiks used for Painted Windows blocks

The Painted Window block is a 10½” x 10½” unfinished block and you can find complete directions for this block on Carla’s blog. Carla has great tutorials for each of the 30 quilt blocks.

The Painted Window block uses just 6 pieces of fabric for each block

  • 2 – 3″ x 5½” rectangles of a colorful print
  • 2 – 3″ x 5½” rectangles of your background fabric
  • 2 – 3″ x 10½” rectangles of your background fabric

Just 12 blocks!

Isn’t the baby quilt beautiful! It took no time at all to make this 30″ x 40″ quilt with just 12 blocks.

Batik baby quilt on deck rail

I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium wool/cotton blend batting and Aurifil thread for the piecing and quilting.Aurifil thread for baby quilt

I decided to put flannel on the back of this quilt so it would be soft and cuddly. It has been a big challenge for me to quilt a large meandering free motion stitch. I prefer doing a small, very small meandering but I am trying to make quilts with more loft. I can’t wait to throw this in the washer and dryer and see it turns out.

I always add a Shout Color Catcher to the wash whenever I wash a new quilt. When I put the quilt in the dryer I also throw in the color catcher in also. That isn’t necessary but I figure why not.

Baby batik quilt with flannel on back and on binding

Wouldn’t this make a beautiful quilt for outside this summer?Batik baby Quilt on a swing outside

Be sure and stop by Carla’s blog Creatin’ in the Sticks as she is giving away a bundle of All Stars fabrics!

I couldn’t resist using Photoshop and a new filter I just bought. Doesn’t she look cute!

photo of Sadie the dog on the quilt photo manipulated with photoshop

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Here is the full schedule for the Blog Hop and links to tutorials for each block:

Date Project Designer Block
April 1st Creatin’ in the Sticks Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd Kwilty Pleasures Blog Block 2 – Double Stuffed
April 3rd Sew Incredibly Crazy Block 3 – Baby in a Corner
April 4th SBD Embroidery and Quilting Block 4 – Dutch Door
April 5th What About Rheema Block 5 – Surrounded
April 6th Quilted Delights Block 6 – Tacked Up
April 7th Joy Studio Block 7 – Stripper
April 8th Just Sew Quilter Block 8 – Staggered
April 9th Quiltscapes Block 9 – Topsy Turvy
April 10th beaquilter Block 10 – Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th Freemotion by the River Block 11 –  Painted WIndow
April 12th krislovesfabric Block 12 – Broken Cinder
April 13th MooseStashQuilting Block 13 – Reaction
April 14th Quilts by Joanne Block 14 – Median Strip
April 15th Persimon Dreams Block 15 – Center of Attention
April 16th Needled Mom Block 16 – Bounce
April 17th Just Let Me Quilt Block 17 – Sweet Sixteen
April 18th Life in Scrapatch Block 18 – Yeah Eights
April 19th Quarter Inch Crafter Block 19 – Weave
April 20th Seams To Be Sew Block 20 – Classic
April 21st Just Let Me Quilt Block 21 – Spot
April 22nd Something Rosemade Block 22 – Cross Walk
April 23rd Thimblemouse and Spouse Block 23 – Opposites Attract
April 24th Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc. Block 24 – Possibility
April 25th Words & Stitches Block 25 – Camper Window
April 26th Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Block 26 – Catching Z’s
April 27th Selinaquilts Block 27 – Broken Stripes
April 28th QuiltFabrication Block 28 – Stockade
April 29th Lakeshore Stitches Block 29 – Dovetail
April 30th Creatin’ in the Sticks Block 30 – Slow Tee

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38 Comments

  1. This is one very sweet little quilt. The background is so pretty. I would have bought the whole bolt, too, and probably looked around to see if they had another one. I need to look at batiks more. I tend to walk past them when fabric shopping but they look so nice here.

  2. Great job with this block. The background color is perfect. It softens the colors in the quilt and enhances them at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your quilt looks so cozy and beautiful! Sadie looks gorgeous on your quilt. Love it! I use those wonderful Color Catcher’s when I wash a quilt for the first time, too.

  4. Lovely block and quilt. Backing a baby quilt with flannel makes it soft and cuddly–nice touch. I love the background batik. Think I need to stock up too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. That is so pretty and cheery! I love when baby quilts are made using fabric that is not traditionally “babyish” and this fits that description. Way to go, Connie!

  6. Sweet Quilt for anybody any age. I have never purchased an entire bolt of fabric however it sure would be fun to do so. Love your Island Batik fabric scraps you have used to create this gorgeous quilt. Sadie looks cute. <3

  7. Perfect background fabric. I can never find any fabric like that. Or maybe it is bought up before I get there. Anyway, great quilt!! Cute pup, too!

  8. Hello Connie; I adore your quilt! What an amazing block to create so easily that makes a lovely gift! I am definitely pinning another one of your quilt tutorials! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and the information on the blog hop. I love quilt blocks, I have 4 quilt block sections on my Pinterest page! Sadie looks lovely! Have a great day!

  9. Oh, Connie, your quilt is adorable. I love that background batik! I would have bought the bolt too! Thank you for joining in on my crazy vision for the blog hop. Your post and your quilt are perfection!

  10. Connie, I can see why you bought the whole bolt of that background batik! Gorgeous! Love the quilt. This block will make really quick and cute comfort quilts for our guild. And, of course, Sadie is a little doll. That is an interesting filter!

  11. Very very nice. My daughter is looking for a block to make a baby quilt. I will be sharing this with her for sure. I follow you by email.

  12. Ok, first, the splitis just gorgeous. I love your use of batiks. They just pop with color.
    2nd, the filter photo is so cool! I love how the lines in the pale fabrics are all outlined. And puppy is adorbs.

  13. Love the baby quilt, can’t get much quicker and easier than that! Ooooh that background batik is sooo pretty, I understand why you bought the whole thing!

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