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!
Gumball Quilt Pattern
Gumball Hexie Template
Making a Freezer Paper Template
This is my Bea’s Blooms quilt, just finished for my daughter Beatrix. I kinda love it! I was asked to be a part of Shari Butler’s Blog Tour for her new collection “In The Meadow” for Sweet Bee Designs. I received the fabrics and really fell in love!
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.
Bea’s Blooms Half Hexie Pattern
Make sure to check out all of the other stops on the “In the Meadow” Blog tour! There are some fantastic designers and projects!
I even used some of my In The Meadow Fabrics for my Row #7 in my Row Along Quilt. It’s the row on the bottom, doesn’t it look great!?
This is one of my very favorite quilts that I have ever made and just happens to be one of the easiest and quickest to finish. I even did the machine quilting myself on my regular Pfaff machine. It was featured years ago in the Better Homes & Gardens magazine Quilts and More but since it is now retired from that, I have decided to add it to our Free patterns. It is a great go to quilt when you have a beautiful collection of fabrics that hold their own and you don’t want to chop them up to much. Or if you just want to showcase some favorite prints together. This quilt is a combo of designs I loved from 3 of my favorite fabric companies, Adornit, Riley Blake & Alexander Henry. I hope you enjoy the pattern and make one or a few. I’m planning on starting one with the Everyday Eden Fabrics combined with some other faves from my stash. We also have a tutorial to help with achieving perfect points on your triangles.
Cheese Quilt Pattern
Yay! Another free quilt pattern from us to you! This is a fantastic, quick quilt that really shows off your fabrics. I made this for a little girl, but I am also currently making one for my little boy that I will share soon. It is a good small throw size, so that they can cuddle up with it, and drag it around. I love this quilt! You will make it a million times, it is a great go to pattern. I like to add the applique’ and initial, but that is optional. Enjoy!
Click here for the Beatrix Quilt Pattern in a PDF
I just love pinwheels! I use them in quilts whenever possible, so that led me to thinking why not make a quilt that is all pinwheels?! This is “Preppy Pinwheels”, it is a free pattern from us to you. Many of our Beginning Quilting students have been making this quilt lately, it is a wonderful first quilt. It is simple, especially if you use Thangles (in the 3″ size, 1 package is needed) . We made every pinwheel a different fabric, so it can also be a great use of scrap!
Click here for the Preppy Pinwheels Pattern in a PDF
P.S. We have a great tutorial on how to use Thangles here!
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.
Click Here for the Daisy Baby Quilt Pattern in PDF