Scrappy Posie – a free baby quilt pattern

I have a free baby quilt pattern PDF download for you today.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

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.

If you’d like this baby quilt pattern, just put your email address in below and I’ll email it to you (and you’ll also receive my news updates via email. If you’re already receiving my newsletter, don’t worry, it won’t send you double.)

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.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

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.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

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.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

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.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

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.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

If you have some scraps that are dying to have a second life, you should make a Scrappy Posie baby quilt too.

Pop your email address in below and you’ll get your free baby quilt pattern.

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.
Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

If you do make a Scrappy Posie baby quilt of your own please share a photo with me. You can send me an email (just reply to any of the emails I send you) or tag me on Facebook or Instagram.

There are so many possible colour variations with this pattern, I’d love to see yours!

Keep well and happy sewing!

Kirsty

Scrappy Posie - an easy, free baby quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Sew a scrappy rainbow baby quilt today with this free PDF baby quilt pattern download.

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61 thoughts on “Scrappy Posie – a free baby quilt pattern”

  1. Just found out a dear friend is expecting her first baby. She and hubby aren’t learning gender before birth so this will be a perfect quilt pattern. Thanks!! I do love your colors but if you have color / collection suggestions for this I’d appreciate it!!

    PamB.

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    • Get into your scrap pile and play with what you have. Just keep some contrast between colours so that you maintain the radiating petal look. 

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  2. Wow… such a stunning pattern and I love the rainbow of colours. A friend recommended I look here as I am a beginner and just about to finish my first quilt. Thank you for being so generous with your patterns!

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    • Actuall this pattern doesn’t seem to be coming to me…. is it because I previously subscribed on another of your pages? Thank you…

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      • Hi Jo, it’s best to try and get the file on your laptop or desk top – there can be problems using a phone or iPad. If the file doesn’t pop open immediately, just search for it in your downloads folder or file manager.

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  3. Thank you for the pattern. And for showing that piecing fabric scraps together to make a piece large enough works great in a scrappy quilt!

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  4. What a fun, exciting pattern and fabric choices! In my old age I’m trying to go bolder as much as possible…thanks for helping me get there. I love your humor and so appreciate it and your blog. Thanks again for the pattern and a glimpse into your creativity!

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment, Pat. I hope you have fun making the pattern and get to use the brightest fabrics in your scrap bag!

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  5. I’ve tried to download your pattern but never received it. Any assistance would be appreciated. I’d really love to try your pretty pattern. Thank you!

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  6. The pattern looks amazing and those fabrics really make it stand out. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. I’ll be making one for charity donation. This is a great size quilt.

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  7. I love your patterns and have made several! They are fun to sew and visually beautiful! This one will definitively be my next baby quilt. Thank you for sharing for free. I really enjoy your newsletters as well. Be safe and please keep creating and sharing! You are so talented!

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    • Thank you Pandora! I’d love to see a photo of your quilt if you do make one. It’s always so fun to see others’ spin on a pattern. Stay safe!

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  8. Kristy, your blog is always so enthusiastic and encouraging!!
    Your quilt holders are handsome.
    I adore this quilt and now wondering if I could make one for my new grand boy (the first one, after 4 grand girls)
    I am always running around and so busy, but I have a list of quilts I want to start and hopefully finish in this next month + of limited public appearances. I am taking care of my daddy, but limited that to one day a week, and making his special food deliveries to when ever I go out scavenging. So hopefully this will be a good month of rest for all of us.
    Thank you so very much for the pattern to make this. I have three other quilts “on the burners” and when they are done … well, the list of pretty things never ends. pLease stay happy and healthy.
    We are living in epic times indeed

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  9. Hey Kirsty!
    Thank you so mich for this beautiful pattern!
    Be blessed and stam healthy!
    Greetings from Germany!
    Bianca

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  10. Hi Kirsty,
    Maybe because it’s late at night (on the 29th) here in Canada, but I could not find where to enter my name and email for the Scrappy Posie pattern. I entered it in a box at the top of this blog, but then got a msg with a link for the “Off the Rails” pattern. Can you help? Thanks for the pattern.!

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    • Hi Leigh, you might have accidentally put it in the side bar sign up box. That can be easy to do when using a phone and the site gets smooshed down a bit to fit on the screen. Not to worry, I will send it to you now. Cheers, Kirsty

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  11. Perfectly lovely. I keep myself from starting new projects but this one is one I cannot resist. My plan is to enlarge it and turn it into one more useable for a teenager in need. It is so bright and cheery. Any hints on making it bigger? Best to ask and save a bit of brain power ????.

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  12. My first thought was your baby, now your new quilt holder recruit! Time surely does fly! I’m adding this one to my files of ‘to-do’ quilts! Thanks for sharing it with us for free!

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  13. Thank you so much for this free quilt pattern, Kirsty. I am going to try and figure out how I might adapt your baby quilt to make it into a queen size quilt because I love it.

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern — and for free! So generous of you. I can’t wait to use my scraps (cut into 3.5″ and 4.5″ squares) to make it.

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  15. This is a darling pattern – I love rainbow designs. I’ve made a couple of them with skinny strips and they always turn out very pretty.

    Thank you SO MUCH for this one!

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  16. Love your pattern and your use of fabrics. I also like your quilting ideas to finish. Your tutorials are tremendous and clear. And you gave it free.( I would have bought it.)…Looks like we are now to isolate at home until the end of April. Luckily, I have fabric, blades, and thread!

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  17. I generally do machine quilting for others, but the current world conditions are allowing me time to sew my own quilt tops to work on. This is a very nice pattern and I look forward to making it. I’ll try to send a pic when I get it done. Life still has a way of changing my plans, if you know what I mean, so….
    Thanks for the pattern.

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  18. Thank you Kirsty. Just downloaded it. I put my name and email in again so I could download it. Does this confuse your newsletter list to have it in there twice or does it just over write the other entry? Hope this is ok.

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    • Not a problem, Bernie, the software is supposed to be clever and recognise an already subscribed address. It will send you the link to get the pattern, but it won’t put you on the list again. You won’t start receiving double of all the newsletters (that would be a pain!). 

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