Baby quilts are great to make. They are usually small, so they can be done quickly and they are usually simple patterns. They are a great way to play with fun prints and colours.
This quilt looks complicated, but it’s really just one big block.
In a 12″ block, the half-square triangles and squares in the memory quilt block would be 2″, but for this quilt I made them 6″.
The whole quilt is 36″ square – just the right size for a baby.
I didn’t have a piece of flannel big enough for the back, but these two pieces from my stash worked well together.
Spiral quilting is fun to do, especially on small quilts.
This quilting starts with a circle in the middle, and spirals out in a continuous line of stitching.
It always makes me think of a record.
In the corners, echoing lines of the same distance are stitched to keep the effect.
The lines of the spiral are about 2″ apart. Having the lines spaced with that width mean that the quilt still stays soft and cuddly.
I hope the special little girl enjoys this quilt for many years.
This pattern is available in the Shop.
Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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