I have been making a few baby gifts for neighbors recently and this Azure Skies Baby Quilt is one of my favorites! It’s made from a rolie polie of both Azure skies and white fabrics and was so simple and fun to make. It’s going to a family that was waiting to find out what they were having…but it’s a girl so I am glad I ended up adding the pinks and florals (I was debating).
The tutorial for the full quilt pattern is below so that you can make one too!
- 1 precut roll of 2.5″ fabric prints (you will need 22 pieces cut 2.5″ by wof–width of fabric)
- 1 precut roll of 2.5″ white fabric by wof (you will need 11 pieces)
- 1.5 yards of quilt backing
- 1.5 yards of quilt batting
- 1/2 yard for quilt binding
- sewing machine
- matching thread
- Take one strip of your print fabric and lay it horizontally. Then take one white 2.5″ fabric and lay it vertically. Stitch along the dotted line as shown below.
2. Trim off the excess corners and open and press both strips in a long straight line.
3. Then repeat steps #1 and #2 for the other side of the white strip. When you are done you should have one long piece that looks like this.
4. Repeat steps #1-#3 varying the length of the white piece in the middle and the angles of the prints on the left and right. When you are done you will have lots of strips that look something like this. Press each strip.
5. Now it’s time to join each of the strips together. Place strip #1 and #2 together (RST) and stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat until all 22 strips are sewn together into a quilt top. Press well.
6. At this point you will have strips on the left and right sides that may need to be trimmed. Trim quilt top to 44″ wide.
7. Baste and quilt as desired. Then make your quilt binding. HERE is a tutorial if you need one. Then, bind your baby quilt. HERE is a good tutorial if you need one.
Vivian Oaks says
I got here from the Aurifil Facebook page, where I saw this quilt. I like this one a lot more than the one where all the strips are sewn into a long line and then sewn together. This is similar in construction, but looks a lot nicer to me. Thanks so much for the idea!! I have 3 baby quilts (nope, make that 4!) in the next month or so that I need to finish, and this pattern is perfect! – quick and easy!! Thank you!!!