Get Ready for an Easy Baby Quilt PatternTake a look at the Whirlpool quilt blocks and you'll see that they can be assembled in at least a couple of different ways:
- Each of the 16 squares in a quilt block is a half-square triangle unit (HST), so this patchwork quilt can be sewn using only those units.
- Flying geese units can be used to eliminate the seams that result when HSTs are sewn side by side. We'll use the flying geese method -- it's fast and you won't have those extra seams to sew.
The quilt is made using Whirlpool blocks in two different colorways, and to a beginning quilter it might look difficult. But just a few easy techniques are used to create the quilt blocks, so take it one block at a time and you'll see that it's not at all difficult.
Change the colors to suit your theme.
Finished Quilt Blocks: 6" x 6"
Finished Quilt Size: About 36" x 42"
Quilting Fabrics & Other MaterialsBlock 1, top row, first block on left
- Black print with gold: 7/8 yard
- Gold print: 3/4 yard
Block 2, top row, second block from left
- Brown print with rosy accents: 7/8 yard
- Light pink-rose print: 3/4 yard
In Both Blocks
- Cream colored background: 1-1/8 yards
Borders: 1/2 yard (sew side borders first - how to measure and sew borders)
Binding: About 185 running inches doublefold binding (Quilt Binding Strip Instructions)
Backing: 1-1/2 yards (quilt backing instructions)
Batting: About 46" x 52" (learn about cotton quilt batting