Fleur Baby Quilt

I do love a good mini quilt, but there does come a time when the walls don’t have room for any more. What to do with the pattern then? You could join several together to make a table runner, or you could include the block in a baby quilt.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

This is exactly what I decided to do with my Fleur Mini Quilt pattern.

Turn a mini quilt into a baby quilt

Putting four blocks together with some disappearing nine patch blocks makes for a fun 36.5″ x 42.5″ baby quilt.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

I had some purple fat quarters (this fabric* and this one*) from Alison Glass’ Chroma fabric line left over from another quilt. Given that Ultraviolet is this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year, I thought it a good idea to make some purple blooms.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

I made 3 blocks with the darker fabric dominant, and one block with the inverse.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

The four blocks were sewn in a column and set amongst some scrappy disappearing 9-patch blocks.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Because of the dimensions of the quilt it was quick to baste with a length of yardage. I quilted it on my machine with simple wavy lines across the horizontal axis and made binding from the leftovers of the light and dark purple fabrics.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

I machine sewed the binding for this quilt with a zigzag stitch. You can find a tutorial for how I like to do this here. It certainly makes for a quick finish.

Flower baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Sew your own

I have a project information sheet for this quilt – it builds on the instructions already in the Fleur Mini Quilt pattern to show how to turn the block into a baby quilt. It’s a free download for anyone on my newsletter list (you can join by putting your details in below):

And of course, this project sheet download would work with any pattern (a mini quilt or a standard block) you already have that finishes at 10.5″ (11″ unfinished). It’s a great way to quickly turn a few feature blocks into a lovely baby gift.

That’s it for today – happy sewing to all of you.

Don’t forget the 2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge is now open for entries. If you’ve got a purple-themed quilt, why don’t you enter too?

Fleur Baby Quilt

Dimensions: 36.5″ x 42.5″

Country: Australia

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13 thoughts on “Fleur Baby Quilt”

  1. Love your beautiful baby quilt.

    I am just starting my foray into quilt making by making pillow cases for all the grandchildren from my beloved husbands shirts and love the disappearing blocks in that they can all be made with different colours.
    Thank you for your inspiration.

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  2. Love the neutral background..thanks for showing the photo of the diamonds in the deep quilt. I have that pattern and need to get started on it..will make a perfect quilt for our bed

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    • Absolutely Dale! Make sure you check the pattern corrections here – depending on when you bought your pattern, there may be a small diagram error (all fixed in most recent copies).

      Cheers,
      Kirsty

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  3. Clever and beautiful all wrapped up in one package! With every subsequent image, more and more of the quilt is revealed showing great detail.

    Thanks for sharing not only the great idea, but how to make, too!

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