This is our Gumball Quilt, and while one of the most simple quilts I have made in both technique and fabrics, it is one of my all time favorites. To me it screams happy, joyful and warm summer days! It is just wonderful for a baby quilt, for a little one to use outside on the lawn or as a stunning wall decor. The finished size is 38″ X 45″. This quilt was very popular in kits for our shop, but as it is now retired I thought we would share it as a FREE pattern with you.
It is great for beginners and experts alike, quick to make and you can easily machine quilt it on your regular sewing machine with ease (which is what I did on this one). You can make this with prints, but I just LOVE the solids and most of us have a ton of those on hand right now. Plus lookie how cute with this polka dot backing and of course stripe binding! I am not sure I can think of a quilt that I have EVER made that does not have striped bias binding. It is always my fave!
Our kits came with a acrylic template, so if you already own one of those you can go ahead and use it. You will want a template that measures 4 1/4″ from the middle top to bottom & 9 1/4″ from side to side and the widest point. But if you do not have one, you can easily make your own template with Freezer paper! We will show you how in the tutorial linked below, it takes minutes. If you are making your own template, make sure to print out the Hexie template & Freezer Paper Template Tutorial in addition to the Gumball Quilt pattern.
We hope you make one or even a few of these, enjoy!
I loved the happy colors and especially appreciated how many different really fun white background prints there were. I decided I wanted to make a quilt that really featured the backgrounds. Bea’s Blooms is made completely with Half Hexie’s , using the layout to create simple flowers. I made this quilt pretty small in size, because in my experience those are the quilts that will become “woobies” for little ones, as they can easily carry them around themselves.
See, she loves it already!
Click the links below to download our PDF pattern to make one of your own. You can make your own template with our pattern, or use the Riley Blake 5″ Half Hexie Ruler to make life really easy. Sewing these Half Hexie’s is really simple and quick, the only thing you need to pay attention to is the layout in order to create the flowers with fabric placement.
If I have a little girl someday, I will give her this quilt. I love the simplicity of the design and the soft colors. I made this quilt using the Daisy Cottage collection of fabrics, but it could be made with anything that you love. These fabrics are very girly, but you can change the fabrics to work wonderfully for a boy. This is a great go- to baby quilt for all of those baby showers you will be attending this spring. We are giving you the pattern, it is easy and fast and very beginner friendly. Just follow the link below for the instructions. This quilt is designed to work with 2 sets of 5″ charm squares plus a complimentary fabric.