Baby Lattice Quilt



Hi, I'm Amy Smart and I like to share my quilting adventures at my blog Diary of a Quilter. I'm excited to share a tutorial for a sweet little baby quilt using a couple of Charm Packs and a contrasting sashing fabric.

2 Charm Packs (or 1 Charm Pack + a Fat Quarter)
1 yard sashing fabric (corrected)
1½ yards backing fabric
3/8 yard binding


Collect (50) 5" squares from either 2 Charm Packs or a Charm Pack + (8) 5" squares from a coordinating Fat Quarter or two.

From Binding Fabric cut:
(4) 2 ½" x wof (width of fabric) fabric strips (or 180" of continuous bias binding)

From Sashing Fabric cut:
(2) 5" x wof (width of fabric) strips
(1) 7 ½" x wof strip
(10) 1 ½" x wof strips

From one of the 5" x wof strips, cut (2) 4 1/8" squares.  Cut each square once on the diagonal. You will have (4) corner-setting triangles.
 


From remaining 5" strips cut (40) 1½" x 5" pieces

Subcut 7½" strip into (5) 7½"squares. Cut squares twice - once on each diagonal to get (4) triangles per square, for a total of (20) triangles - reserve for side setting triangles.


Assembly

Using the (50) 5" squares, layout the squares on point starting with 5 squares across and 6 squares down (see photo below) until you get a design and balance of color that you like.

Start assembling rows diagonally with a side-setting triangle at the beginning and end of each row. Row 1 will have only (1) square between the side-setting triangles and a corner-setting triangle at the top. (See photo below for layout.) 

Rows 2-9 will have a 5" x 1½" sashing strip between the squares. 

Sew a corner-setting triangle at the end of row 5 and at the beginning of row 6.

When sewing side-setting triangles to the ends of the squares, line up the 90 degree corner with the bottom corner of the square.  You will have the top tip of the triangle hang longer than the top corner of the square.
When sewing a corner-setting triangle to the end of a row, center the longest side of the triangle with both points hanging over the corners of the matched-up square. Sew right-sides together.

Take the (10) 1½" x wof sashing strips and trim or sew strips to a generous length to sew between the pieced rows.  Begin to assemble pieced rows with a sashing strip in between. Leave about 2" of strip at the end of each row. 
In order to make sure the side-sashing strips match up when assembling the rows together, place the row with the long-sashing strip sewn to it on the bottom with the row to be attached right-sides together. Fold back the top row and make sure the side-sashing segments are lined up. Carefully fold the top row back so that they are right-sides together and pin the two rows together to hold them in the correct place for sewing.
After sewing rows together, press seams towards the sashing strips.

Carefully square-off the sides using a long ruler. Make sure to leave a  ¼" seam allowance at the corners of the charm squares.
Square-off corner-setting triangles using the quilt's sides as your guide. Be careful to keep the corners square.

Quilt using your favorite method (or quilter.) My friend Meridee Palmer quilted this one for me.

Binding: Sew (4) binding strips together end to end.  I use this binding method for finishing this quilt.


One pretty 36" x 48" quilt for your favorite new baby. This quilt is for my brand new niece.
Since the Lily and Will II fabrics that I used may be more scarce now, may I suggest Anne Sutton's newest collection, Puttin' on the Ritz as the perfect substitute. There's even the same gingham printed on the bias... perfect for the binding.

I hope you enjoy this fun little project - perfect for using all the sweet Charm Packs that are available right now.

Amy Smart
{Diary of a Quilter}

40 comments:

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Totally gorgeous and perfect of course Amy :-)

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love this pattern! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

I really like this pattern. We have a baby shower coming up and this will be a perfect gift! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

I love this pattern. The baby quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. said...

Love this, Amy!

Summer said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Betty said...

absolutely lovely

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

This is so gorgeous! Another one bookmarked :) Thanks Amy!

Suzanne said...

Love it - thanks for sharing!

I am Just One Mom said...

this will be perfect for my next Project Linus quilt. Thank you!

CJ said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

Darlene said...

Love this quilt...it is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Love, love, love this - gorgeous was just looking for a pattern like this to use some pretty prints on! Thanks.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable pattern Amy and perfect for a baby quilt!

Quiltjane said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful design and tutorial. Bunny Hill fabrics are perfect for a baby quilt.

Kati said...

So cute!

Kim Walus said...

Love it!

MandyK said...

So cute and simple! Thanks for sharing it!!

Margaret said...

Adorable. I'm going to start making one tomorrow!

Kari said...

Thank you! This is a very nice pattern.

Goddess in Progress said...

Lovely use for a charm pack!!

amy smart said...

Thanks everyone!

Kim said...

Beautiful!!!! Perfect for a baby!!!! Cannot wait to try it! Thanks!

Ree said...

Hello! This is a beautiful baby quilt. I just went to the store and bought the fabric I'll be using in it. However, when I was cutting the fabric, it seems that 3/4 yard is not enough fabric to make all the cuts for the sashing. I double-measured and it looks like the fabric lady made a correct cut at 3/4 of a yard, but I was still about 10" short and only able to make (5) 1 1'2" strips instead of (10). I may be off somehow, but I just wanted to give you a heads up in case anyone else runs into the same thing. I'm excited to make it!

Ree said...

Hi! Me again. :) I just did some more math and it looks like maybe 1 1/4 yards would be enough for all the sashing cuts.

Crystal Hendrix said...

What a pretty quilt! We both had a very close idea!! You will see soon!

amy smart said...

Ree is right! (Bless you Ree!) There was a major typo in the sashing requirements. * embarrassed* HUGE apology to anyone for whom I caused grief.

I have corrected the problem and slightly modified the tutorial to better use the fabric required.

Thanks again for the head's up Ree!

Ree said...

Hi Amy! I literally just got done with the quilt top 5 minutes ago and it turned out really cute! Thanks for the shout out! :) Glad everything got squared away. I hope you have a great week....and GO CARDS!!! :) (I hail from St. Louis.)

JacquieLH said...

Made this as a gift (had to modify b/c I used a non-Moda charm pack that actually had less squares) but it was the perfect size as a stroller/tummy time quilt! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love it! You are so brave to so a quilt on point! I've been too afraid to try but it makes such a big difference!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Glad I bookmarked it, I've just finished making one and planning to do another! Thank you!
I've blogged about it here:
http://charmaboutyou.blogspot.com/2011/12/terrain-lattice-quilt.html

Marie Le said...

This quilt is so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Laurel said...

loving this. so much so that i am planning on making TWO twin sized versions of this.

i thought i'd ask to see if you'd figured out the number of charms & yardage for any other sizes... i figure probably not. if you haven't, that's fine, but i'll probably post them here once i figure them out.

i'm making rainbowy i-spy quilts with this!

Angela said...

Making one with puttin on the ritz right now!! So cute great tutorial

Christine said...

Love this pattern--simple but striking!

I made a doll quilt to go along with it. The squares are two inches finished, and the sashing is 1/2 inch finished, for a finished quilt of 18 by 22 inches. It's just darling!

Julie Tomoser said...

I just finished making this for my first grandchild Grace! I used Riley Blake's Willow fabric! It was my first pieced quilt and a good pattern for a beginner. Thanks for the great instructions.

ljgriffy said...

Has anyone done the math and made a twin size version? I would love to make this for my daughter's room, but I'm not confident on figuring the new amounts myself.

Rachel said...

Hey! I just made this quilt for a friend's new baby. Thanks for the tutorial!

http://afewthousandmiles.blogspot.com/2013/11/on-point.html

Jennifer said...

Could you tell me how many charm packs I would need if I were to make this as a twin quilt? Thanks!

Shannon E said...

Thanks for the pattern! I made the squares a bit smaller to use only a yard of backing material. It is beautiful. http://2304miles.blogspot.com/2014/01/miss-natalie-anns-quilt.html