Today I’m going to share with you how to make this Color Blocked Baby Quilt. It’s a very simple design, no need for a pattern. The blocks are arranged in color order with the darkest at the top going down to the lightest at the bottom. To make this quilt you’ll need: Fat Quarters of various prints. You can get 20 5” x 5” squares per fat quarter and this quilt takes 40 5” x 5” square prints. So plan accordingly. My prints are all from a custom bundle I bought at Fabric Worm. —–> 40 pre cut 5” x 5” squares. 1 1/2 yards fabric for backing Batting 1/2 yard binding Cutting: Cut 41 squares from your various prints. Arrange by color value. Darkest, Mid, Light Colors. As you sew, keep your darkest colors in rows 1,2 then gradually lighten as you work down the rows. Assemble: Odd Numbered Rows start and end with a print. Even numbered rows start and end with a white square. There are 9 rows. For odd numbered rows, sew 9 5” x 5” squares together alternating print and white starting and ending with a print. Do this for rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. Press seams to the right. For even numbered rows, sew 9 5” x 5” squares together, alternating white and print. Starting and ending with a white block. Do this for rows 2, 4, 6, 8. Press seams to the left. Assemble rows. Quilt and bind as desired! I quilted mine using the Dogwood quilting pattern from Oh Frannson (or my best attempt at it). The backing is flannel (my favorite for a baby quilt). It’s bound using 2 1/2” wide strips. Connect with me:
Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of "Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love". Her first fabric line "Derby Style" debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.