Here’s a cute quilt that can be made from colorful stash fabrics plus solids, or combine white charm squares with jelly roll strips! Make a quick baby quilt, or make it as big as you like. It’s so versatile, and it began with a doll quilt idea…
Jennifer Grigoryev, also known as Jenn of All Trades, created a lovely detailed tutorial for a doll quilt. It’s fun, it’s easy, and the directions are very clear. Use her sizes if you want to make a tiny one!
By the way, this is Jenn’s FIRST tutorial and she did a FABULOUS job! Inspired by Jenn, well-known quilter Ami Simms made one just a bit larger (using 6″ squares and borders) for a new grandbaby, and wrote about it on her Through the Eyes of a Quilter blog post, “Baby Watch.” Her sweet grandbaby arrived in October, just in time to spend the winter cuddled in the bright quilt that Grandma made! The white space provided plenty of room for Ami’s beautiful quilting.
Jodi Dingle, a new quilter and busy pediatrician, followed Ami’s lead and decided to make one for a friend’s nearly-due baby. To save time, she initiated a couple of great shortcuts. She started with 2 packs of white 5″ charm squares and an adorable jelly roll. After careful color selection, a little bit of sewing, and some stitching-in-the-ditch (no borders), that pretty zig-zag rainbow of a baby quilt was ready to “deliver.” Just in time!
Large, patterned squares with solid lightning bolts? Contrasting light/dark sections between? Let the ideas flow! No matter what size you want to make, no matter what color scheme you use or what level quilter you are, you’ll have this quilt done in lightning speed! Just adjust the sizes to your preference, follow Jenn’s tutorial HERE, and let us know what YOU create!