Pure Baby Boy

This simple, modern baby quilt uses just one jelly roll and 1 3/4 yards fabric and is put together with a strip piecing technique, making it both affordable and quick to finish. I'm thrilled to be posting my first design with Moda Bake Shop, and I hope you'll enjoy it!

To see more of my work, please stop by my blog sometime at http://www.teaginnydesigns.blogspot.com/ or my etsy shop http://www.teaginnydesigns.etsy.com/


1 Pure Jelly Roll
3/4 yard of binding fabric, I used 5436 16
1 yard Moda Bella Solids in White
Crib sized batting
Step One
2 strips from your binding fabric of 1.5 x 42.5 inches
1 strip 7.5 x 42.5 white
1 strip 15.5 x 42.5 white
Cut the remaining white in half horizontally. My two strips ended up being 6.75 x 44 inches.

Select 24 jelly roll strips for the top of your quilt. Cut them in half vertically, resulting in two strips 2.5 x 22. I just snipped along the crease the fabrics will have from being folded in the jelly roll. Set aside half of each jelly roll strip for another project.

Reserve remaining 16 strips, whole, for the backing of the quilt.

Step 2
Group your 24 half jelly roll strips into four sets of six. Try to get a good mix of colors and patterns in each set.
Step Three
Sew together six strips. Press seams open. Repeat for all four sets of six.Step Four
After squaring up the edge of the stripset, cut 2.5 inch strips. You will need five strips each from three of your stripsets (15 in all) and six from one stripset, totaling 21 strips.Step Five
Lay out your stripsets in a way that pleases you and sew the strips together to result in a rectangle that is 6 squares wide by 21 squares long. Press seams open.Step Six
Join the two pieces of the fabric you cut earlier into 1.5 inch wide strips to either side of your squares for the front of the quilt. Press seams open.

Then join the 7.5 inch wide strip of white onto the left side of the squares and the 15.5 inch strip of white to the right side of the squares. Press seams open. You've completed the quilt top!

Step Seven
Sew together the 16 strips you reserved for the back. Press seams open. Sew the remaining white strips to the top and bottom of this stripset. Press seams open. Now the back is done, and you're ready to make your quilt sandwich and baste.
Note: this makes a back that is wider than the top by the usual amount, but is only about 1 inch longer on the top and bottom. If you prefer more overhang, you have enough fabric for the binding to cut and add one or two 2.5 inch strips to the back when you are making the stripset. I had no problem with just the inch overhang at top and bottom.
Step Eight
Quilt as desired and bind. I quilted it with straight lines about .5 inch apart using white thread. My binding was 2.5 inch double fold binding.
36 x 42 inch baby quilt. You can also easily make some coordinating baby accessories from the stripset trimmings. I made a bib and a burp cloth - perfect for shower gifts.


Tami said...

I love this simple quilt pattern. Thanks for sharing! I am ALWAYS looking for boy patterns. They always seem harder to come across than girl patterns.

CaraQuilts said...

It's lovely! Nice and quick. It's nice to see a boy pattern with this gorgeous fabric.

The One and Only said...

I so love PURE and this quilt is totally adorable!!

Jamie Wood said...

Modern quilts speak to me. I love this one! Great job and congrats on your first Bake Shop recipe!

*karendianne. said...

Too cute!

delitealex said...

Very cute. Love the simplicity of the pattern. Pure is great. I love to see boy-friendly pattern there are so many girly patterns.

teresamnj said...

This is too adorable!

tabbiegirl said...

Love the simplicity - Adorable as usual!

Mrs. Olson said...

I can't wait until someone has a baby in my family so I can make this cute, cute quilt for them! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Karen H said...

I love it! These are my new favorite fabrics!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous as always, Alex. This is such a pretty fabric line.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute baby quilt pattern!

Julie said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. LOoks like something even I can do.

HoopDeeDoo. said...

beautiful, simple, and modern. great job!! congratulations on your first bake shop recipe - hope it brings many more!

Sandy said...

Lovely design and fabric, thanks for sharing. I made the front of the quilt exactly as you described, but used coins for the back.

Tanya said...

Lovely design and fabric, thanks for sharing. I made the front of the quilt exactly as you described using baby jelly roll i had in my stash, but used so soft baby blue minky for the back.

teaginny said...

I just shared a scrappy version of this quilt on my blog

Lynn Coleman said...

I would love to try and make this design - can any readers help me locate the fabric used? I went to Moda website but can't seem to locate it specifically. Thanks so much and thank you for posting your lovely work. Inspiring to say the least...

Jenny Garland said...

Hi Lynn,

Pure by Sweetwater is not a current line so you may have a tough time finding this particular fabric. A google search of "Pure Moda fabric by Sweetwater" may results in some links to online shops with the fabric still in stock. You may also want to visit your local quilt shop to see what they have in a similar style.

Hope to help!

Megan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I just posted my baby girl version of this on my blog: http://stitchesanddishes.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/la-petit-rouge-quilt-for-a-baby-girl/
One of the things I noticed is that if you have directional fabrics, they will face sideways when pieced the way the pattern instructs. It took me a while to figure it out, but the example quilt was not pieced according to the instructions.

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