Wonky Baby ~ A Baby Quilt


Hi there! It's Natalia from Piece N Quilt. Today I get to share this fun baby quilt tutorial. I wanted to make a quilt that was simple yet had a little spunk to it. So I've created this Wonky Baby quilt. I've also created tutorials over on my blog for those coordinating bumpers and that darling dust ruffle. So take a minute and check out my blog for those tutorials!


2 A Stitch In Color Charm Packs
1 5/8 Yards coordinating grey fabric
1/2 Yard coordinating binding fabric
1 1/2 Yards coordinating backing fabric


Begin by cutting from your grey fabric 56 - 6" squares and 10 - 1"xWOF strips.
From your charm packs cut 52 - 4" circles, I used my Accuquilt Go to cut my circles and it went very fast and simple.


Using the applique technique of your choice {I like to use starch applique}, applique a 4" circle onto 52 of the 6" squares, I tried to make each of the circles off centered so the quilt would have a wonky look.

After you have appliqued the circles you will randomly cut each block on an angle. I cut each block individually so they would all have different angles.
Now take the 1" strips of grey fabric and sew those into the block, where you cut the diagonal line. Sew the block back together. You will end up with 52 blocks that look like the one above and then 4 plain grey blocks.
Sew the blocks together, randomly, 7 blocks by 8 blocks.

Quilt, bind and enjoy!


1- 38"x44" baby quilt.

Natalia Bonner
{piecenquilt.blogspot.com}


26 comments:

pinkertonjamesl said...

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Quiltjane said...

I love it Natalia. The fabrics and the design are perfect for a modern baby quilt. Thanks for sharing.

gill said...

Fabulous! Especially with Malka's fabric!!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Such a gorgeous quilt - I love your quilting too!

Dawn Hendrix said...

SWEET! LOVE this IDEA!!!!!

Clumsy Chord said...

This is a great quilt! I wonder what exact grey you're using for the background though. It's a perfect match, and if I try to make this, I'd like to know what works best.

(I don't know what's up with blogger's word verification lately but every time I run into it, it makes me try twenty different words before it'll agree that I've managed to type it in properly. And then ultimately it'll only work if I use a google id rather than my openID leading to my blog. SO MUCH HATE.) (Ahem. Anyway...)

KaHolly said...

Somthing fun and different to try!! Thanks a bunch!

Beth said...

I LOVE THIS QUILT. Sorry to shout, but it is sooo cute. I have to try it.

Sherry said...

What a fun, wonky, cute baby quilt! Thanks for sharing Natalia.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

what a great design. So cute!!!

Elsa said...

Great design ~ love the circles cut in half! thanks for sharing your creativity!

April said...

Great job Natalia! It is too cute. (No less than I expect from you!)

Delores said...

Love it! Just wondering what size block do you size to after inserting the 1" strip??
Thanks....

Mary Grace McNamara said...

How simply SIMPLE! I love it! And what a great design to use up scraps too.

MGM

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

great idea ... I've got an accuquilt circle die and I'm bored senseless with normal circles now ... this is brilliantly simple and sooo effective!

good job!

Richard Healey said...

That is such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing.

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**nicke... said...

i love this quilt. what a great idea!

bethanndodd said...

Great quilt and of course the quilting suits it perfectly! Thanks for sharing it with us! Smiles~Beth

harleywife57 said...

How lovely ! Brayden is going to be a lucky little man !

Natalia Bonner said...

To answer a few questions:
The grey used in the quilt is the grey in the "A Stitch in Color" collection.

Your quilt blocks, if using a 1/4" seam allowance when adding the strip should stay at 6".

Happy sewing! :)

Sandra said...

Those are cute; think I'm going to try some with my Kaffe Fassett stash!!

SDQUILTER1760 said...

i love this idea. thanks :)

ginahhh said...

As always Natalia, your Wonky Baby Quilt is 'spot on'!

Liesel said...

Okay, so I'm working on making this quilt, which I love. I got all the way to the part where the blocks are cut apart and I'm trying to sew the strip in the middle. I am having trouble getting the block to line back up when I go to sew the second half back on. Any tips or suggestions for how to do this easily? Thanks so much!

MSBABY said...

I love this pattern! I pinned it on my baby crib quilt board so more people would find the instructions.



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Gwendolyn said...

I love this quilt. It became part of my inspiration for pillows for some twins.

I am also pretty sure that I am going to be making it as a NICU donation quilt later this year.

I linked back to your pattern at http://notyournormalsteam.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/double-the-fun/