I have another pattern to show you today – this one is called Slip Stitch.
This fun, modern PDF quilt pattern will show you how to make:
a 38″ x 52″ baby quilt, or
a 57″ x 78″ lap-sized quilt.
Slip Stitch is a great stash buster, which I must admit was the primary aim behind this design. I wanted to be able to use up and show off a pile of fat quarters or half-yards.
The baby quilt uses 14 fat quarters and the lap version uses 14 half-yards.
While I love a chevron quilt as much as the next person, I had an idea to try and shake it up a little while still retaining the idea of the angled colour stripes.
This pattern has a half-rectangle triangle (HRT) inclusion to add a little zippy zig to the zag. The resulting design reminded me of rows of rib knitting – hence the name Slip Stitch.
In this pattern I take you through sewing HRTs in two different sizes.
The HRTs in this pattern are compatible with Bloc_Loc rulers, however such a ruler is by no means a requirement to make this pattern.
If you don’t have a specialty ruler the pattern has a link to a detailed, photo-accompanied description of how to trim HRTs using a standard ruler. Easy!
The baby quilt you see here was made with Carolyn Friedlander’s latest line called Friedlander (it’s not much of a secret how much I love her fabrics). I love the colours and how the collection works as a whole, which is why it’s so nice to have my favourite 14 of the fabrics showcased in this way.
After playing around a lot with my colour order, I ended up with a hot end and a cool end. (The cool end’s my favourite; I’m a blue girl.)
My Slip Stitch pattern is perfect for you if:
- You love the idea of showcasing the majority of a fabric line in a fun, modern layout.
- You have a stash full of FQ or half-yard cuts that deserve to be mixed and matched and put to good use.
- You’d love step-by-step instructions on how to make HRTs without an expensive specialty ruler.
I used a FQ bundle of Carolyn’s Friedlander fabric to make both the top and the backing. Fourteen of the FQs went toward the top, while I reserved 6 low-volume FQs for the backing.
Once the quilt top was complete, I took the remnants of the 14 colourful FQs and cut them into 2.5″ strips. I sewed the strips into 4 columns roughly 65″ long and then sewed them together to get the colourful panel you see down the centre of the backing.
I sewed the 6 low-volume FQs into 2 columns of 3. Then I sewed a column each side of the colour panel.
I kept the quilting simple as I felt the quilt top had a lot going on as far as geometry and colour were concerned. I quilted straight lines either side of each seam along the length (long side) of the quilt. You can see my lines on the backing in the photo below. I quite like how they mirror that colourful centre panel.
I used another FQ from the bundle as binding, supplemented with some leftover crosshatch fabric.
You can find this PDF Baby and Lap Quilt pattern listed in my online shop now.
Thank you so much for reading and happy sewing!