Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Baby quilt patterns

Jodi Nelson over at Pleasant Home Quilts has photos and tutorials for wonderful scrap quilts. They are simple patterns, but her choice of colors are just delightful.

The first one is a scrappy Roman square done in a variety of green prints. Clicking on the photo will take you to her website

roman square in green

This one is a variation on the Roman square using pieced rectangles and white.

scrappy pinwheel


She has also posted a tutorial on the Moda website for a pinwheel quilt using 5” squares. Our group has lots of 4 1/2 squares, and those would work just as well.  In the tutorial, she cuts her printed squares in half diagonally, then pairs them with a white triangle, cut from the same size square. To avoid that bias edge, I would suggest the method below.

Pair pair two squares, one solid color (or white) with a printed square of the same size. Put them right sides together. Mark the diagonal line with a pencil and sew 1/4” from each side. Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut apart on the line you drew.  Open your triangle and press to the printed fabric. Clicking here will open an easy tutorial on how to make them.

Using two 4.5” squares, and this method, you will get two triangles, just slightly larger than 4” (4 1/8”)

Here are some of our recent creations




blue green roman square


blue and white  squares

1 comment:

  1. Sweet quilts! That blue and white one is so simple and so pleasing. Will check out the linked sites... thanks for sharing them. I love the Moda quilt.