It’s a Hoot Baby Quilt

Hi there!  I’m Amy from Amy’s Creative Side and I have a quick baby quilt to share with you!  If you need a bigger quilt, this could easily be adapted – just add an extra charm pack or jelly roll!  I’m using a traditional block and showing you how you can easily make an adorable quilt, with just a touch of cutting.  Enjoy~

It’s a Hoot Layer Cake

Pistachio 32378 17- 1/2 yd

Marshmallow 32370 15 – 2 yds

Bella white 9900 98 – 3/4yd

Select 12 layer cake squares to be trimmed down for blocks.  Center any desired focal and trim to 8 1/2″

Select 13 layer cake squares to cut 2 1/2″ squares from.  I used my Go! Cutter, to cut in one direction, then in the other.  You need 8 squares from each layer cake.

From the solid white, cut 7 – 2 1/2″ strips, then crosscut into 52 – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles.

Piece your blocks according to the layout.

Next add, white rectangles to the sides of your four-patch.  Press, then add the top and bottom, to complete the block.

With 25 blocks, you are ready to assemble your top!  Layout your quilt with the pieced blocks in the corners, and alternate with layer cake squares (as shown in my quilt).

Quilt and bind to finish!

It’s a Hoot Baby – or – one adorable baby quilt!!  It measures 40″ square.  Here’s the back so you can better see my quilting.  I used my walking foot to add dimension around the pieced blocks, and diagonals to the non-pieced blocks.

Happy Quilting ~
Amy Ellis

Amy Ellis

Amy Ellis

Author, Moda Fabrics and Pattern Designer at Amy's Creative Side
Amy Ellis is an author, designer, quilter, blogger, wife and mom to four. Her books include Modern Basics; Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space and Style, Modern Basics II; 14 Easy Patchwork Quilt Patterns, Modern Neutrals; A Fresh Look at Neutral Quilt Patterns, and she’s contributed to a number of other books. Amy writes a regular column in Quilty magazine about quilting on your home sewing machine, and posts regularly at – Amy loves sharing her love of quilting with anyone, and is looking forward to your creations with her fabrics!
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