I have a free baby quilt pattern PDF download for you today.
The pattern’s name is Scrappy Posie and it’s a beginner-friendly baby quilt pattern. So if you have a scrap pile to reduce this should be useful.
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I made my version in rainbow colours. I chose 3 warm colours and 3 cool colours for the outer layers and kept yellow for the flower itself.
This is an easy baby quilt pattern – just squares and half square triangles (HSTs).
This pattern uses slightly oversized HSTs which are then trimmed back to size. I used my trusty Bloc_loc HST rulers to give me perfectly sized blocks. You can find them here* on Etsy.
It’s very satisfying to see so many scraps finding a new home!
For the back of my quilt I used a hippo print which I bought at IKEA about 10 years ago. I bet those hippos thought they were never going to see the light of day again.
When it came time to quilt, I knew I wanted a cross hatch design. The great thing about square based quilt patterns is that you often don’t need to draw any guide lines. Just using the corners of the squares is enough to keep the straight line quilting on track.
In the Scrappy Posie PDF pattern I give you 6 options for straight line quilting. Of course you could also use any free motion quilting design you like as well.
Once quilted, I bound this quilt with a half yard of a navy print. I considered using a scrappy binding (and I give instructions in the pattern for this) but in the end I went the lazy option. Although I do think a single fabric binding can be helpful in settling down a super scrappy quilt.
Initially I thought I might machine sew the binding using this zigzag method. But given all that’s going on in the world at the moment, I took the opportunity to sit and enjoy some hand sewing.
If you have some scraps that are dying to have a second life, you should make a Scrappy Posie baby quilt too.
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There are so many possible colour variations with this pattern, I’d love to see yours!
Keep well and happy sewing!
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