Introducing the Simples Squares Quilt Pattern which is a Free Baby Quilt Pattern For Beginners. The simple squares baby quilt pattern is all the baby quilt happiness. I used the gorgeous line called Crisp Petals from my amazingly talented artist friend Natalie Malan. She paints the most beautiful watercolor florals that can now be found on fabric as well. I designed the Simple Squares Quilt Pattern to be beginner friendly and easy enough to piece together in one evening. Or as a last minute baby shower gift. This free baby quilt pattern is perfect for using fat quarters and I will show you a shortcut to piece together the half square blocks quickly. A friend of mine just had her first baby girl, after having three boys and when I saw Crisp Petals I knew it would be perfect. This fabric lends itself so well to a beautiful light and airy quilt perfect for a baby girl quilt pattern.
In fact, my friend Cyle and her husband run a beautiful rustic decor shop called Hope Farm Company and made the beautiful wood ladder in the picture, which is my favorite place to show of all my quilts.
Use large squares to make an Easy Baby Quilt Pattern that will look beautiful when finished.
Since the Free Baby Girl Quilt Pattern finishes at 36″ wide you will be able to back it easily with the regular 42″ wide fabric and have a little bit left over to make some scrappy bibs with which will work perfectly with my free baby bib and burp cloth pattern bundle.
Simple Squares Easy Baby Quilt Pattern Supplies Needed
- 9-10 Fat Quarters Crisp Petals Fabric
- 1 Yard Riley White or Contrasting Fabric
- Cotton Batting
- 1 1/2 Yards Backing Fabric
- 1/3 Yard Fabric Binding
- 100% Cotton Thread
- Rotary Blade Cutter
- Self Healing Mat
- Clear Quilting Ruler
Free Baby Quilt Pattern For Beginners – Simple Squares Quilt Pattern Tutorial
Finished Simple Squares Easy Baby Quilt Dimensions 36 x 48
*You will need (28) 6.5″ white squares and (28) 6.5″ colored blocks.
- Using your rotary blade cutter and ruler cut fat quarters into 3.5″ x 22″ or WOF(width of fabric) strips.
- Place strips RST (right sides together) and straight stitch 1/4″ seam down the bottom edge.
- Open fabric and press seams toward the darker fabric side.
- Using your rotary blade and ruler cut paired fabric strips into 6.5″ squares. For a total of 28 half square blocks. Cut 28 6.5″white square blocks as well for a total 56 blocks.
- Place white fabric and half square blocks RST (right sides together) and sew a 1/4″ seam down the right side of the fabric. Repeat for the rest of the blocks.
- Place two half square block/white square pairs RST (right sides together) and sew 1/4″ down the right side of rows
Repeat until you have made 8 rows of 7 blocks each as shown. Press seams towards opposite sides on each row, so the top row will be pressed to the left and the second row will be pressed toward the right, and so on.
- To finish quilt place first and second-row RST (right sides together) and sew 1/4″ stitch down across the bottom edge.
- Repeat for the rest of the rows until the quilt is finished. Add batting and backing and finish quilting as desired.