I’ve made several checkerboard baby quilts in the past and have so many people ask me for patterns, that I finally made another quilt and spent some time making up a pattern. In the past, I have made these checkerboard quilts using a traditional 16-patch block but I’ve thought about it and feel that sewing width of fabric strips together and then subcutting them is faster. So this pattern utilizes a super easy and quick strip piecing method.
This little quilt is my “less is more” philosophy that using just a handful of prints can have more impact than many prints. In this instance, I’m using just four fabrics – my main fabric, which is a little lamb print, a dot, a solid and a subtle checked print. This is similar to the Little Owl Quilt that I did and which got such a great response and so many requests for a pattern.
The little lamb fabric is called Clover from Cotton + Steel. It’s so sweet! I selected my favorite dot fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics called Firefly in Whisper from the Hello Bear collection. I added a Moda Solid and a little bit of a check fabric from Camelot called Mixology Woven in Rainwater.
For the backing, I found a fabric I thought went so well with the top – it’s called Scattered Hashtags from Moda Mixology.
For the batting, I used a low loft Warm and Natural 100% cotton. I quilted it with Aurifil thread, using a 4.0 stitch length and a walking foot. I just used the seams on each square as my guide.
I have this pattern out to testers right now and when I have it available very soon, I will announce it here on the blog and it will be available for purchase. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see it there also. I will be very happy to finally be able to provide you with a pattern for this simple, fun quilt.
This quilt itself is now listed in the Shop.
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