The bold and funky Bayside quilt pattern is available in the pattern shop!
This pattern includes fabric requirements and instructions for king, queen/full, twin, throw and crib quilts! Also included is a video tutorial on cutting those tricky templates AND a coloring sheet so you can pick those fabrics with confidence.
I highly recommend watching the video below before slicing up your fabric. Although this quilt pattern is beginner friendly, it does have a mind melt element. I should probably use a different term for that than "mind melt" cause I don't want you to get scared off....hmm...ok, all I'm saying is – measure twice, cut once. And label your fabric.
Once you decide which fabric will coincide with each color listed in the pattern, slap a post-it note on that fabric so you never get confused. Trust me. I've made this quilt 5 times and even on number 5 I got a little mixed up without my labels.
Get Bold! Get Funky!
This Bayside quilt pattern is screeeeaming for color and drama.
But Don't Get Crazy.
I want you to get wild...just not crazy. Here's what I mean – this quilt pattern is graphic and big and awesome, but there are a few fabric tricks you should know before bee boppin' off to your local quilt shop. Below are a few color combinations that will be guaranteed winners:
- Monochromatic - this color scheme will allow you to pick any fabrics you want, light, dark, medium, anything! The only thing you need to remember is to stick with one color family. This Bayside baby quilt uses a monochromatic color scheme.
- 2 Lights, 2 Mediums, 2 Darks - there are exceptions to this rule, but from your 6 colors if you group them into fabrics that read as lights, mediums and darks, you will have a beautifully balanced composition.
- Same Saturation - all this means is that you stick with one saturation of fabric – all pastels, all brights, etc...; this will look more like a watercolor or "blender" quilt.
TIP #1 - use some solids. I know, I know, I'm always using solids, so that's a drum I'm already beating. But I designed this quilt to use solids so that it has that extra PUNCH! You can still use your favorite prints, just mix in at least a couple solids OR fabrics that read as solids. Don't you want your quilt to punch you in the face with color power?? Ka-POW!
TIP #2 - color a sketch. Use the blank coloring sheet or your computer to color a sketch. Even if you pick the perfect fabric, the order that you arrange the fabric makes a big difference in how the overall composition will look.
Bayside Baby Fabrics
I hate to say it, but I don't completely remember all of the fabrics I used for this quilt...aaaaand, most of the ones I do remember are a couple years old, so you may have to do some digging to find them. I've done my best to link to them, but I can't promise this fabric will be sticking around much longer. Here's the list:
- Hatbox Tigers by Cotton + Steel
- Shadowed Path Mint (Loominous collection) by Free Spirit Fabrics
- Chambray (I think, it's forest. It's definitely a Birch Fabrics chambray)
- The two solids are Kona cotton and I can't remember which colors they are. I recommend getting a swatch book from your favorite solids manufacturer, because they come in handy all the time.
- Chameleon Me + You Indah Batik
- The backing is a kid's duvet cover I got from IKEA
Interested in learning more about color, composition and playing with different types of fabrics? Check out my latest Craftsy class, Fabric Play: Sewing Mojo Minis!
Make a Neutral Quilt Pop with Texture!
This Bayside quilt plays with lots of dreamy neutrals including chambray, poplin, linen and double gauze! Here's a list of some of the fabrics I used:
- Kona Ivory
- Nani Iro Double Gauze
- Birch Fabrics Mahogany Poplin Solid
- Birch Fabrics Shroom Poplin Solid
- Andover Chambray
- Warsa Linen Nutmeg
This fearless pattern lends itself to tons of variations. I created this color palette to showcase the contrasting design elements in my living room – the battle between light cream and dark mahogany tones.
And here's a picture of my adorable nephew. Those jeans kill me!
Jewel Tone Batiks
Me + You Batiks are beautiful and are PERFECT for this quilt. Not just because of their highly saturated, bright colors, no no no. It gets even better than that. Batiks are reversible. This means that when you're cutting out your templates, you don't have to worry about having them flipped the right or the wrong way – both sides work!
27 thoughts on “Bayside Quilt Pattern + Video Tutorial!”
What are the animal prints that the adorable little girl with the curly hair has on her bayside quilt?
It’s an older print by Cotton + Steel called Hatbox Tigers in Lime. So cute, right??
Thank you so much for the template video tutorial!! I feel way more confident moving forward with the Liberty & Flowers quilt pattern.
Love this quilt. I have to tell you. You are one of my favorites. So fresh and easy to follow. Thanks
Hello! I’m making a queen/full Bayside for one of my son’s. I have all my main fabric squares cut and now I’m wondering if there’s a way to use the negative cuts as the template fabric. All of the fabric I’m using is non directional. Have you done this before?
I was already in love with quilt before the Christmas version arrived. The Christmas quilt is over the top amazing!! 💚❤️💝
Hahaha I need to make you a Christmas quilt soon!
Is the quilt with the batiks all batik or do you have some other fabric in there….never worked with batiks but that is probably my fav bayside quilt….may have to give them a whirl!
It’s all batiks from Me + You! That was the first Bayside quilt and I couldn’t believe how fast it was to make because all of the pieces were reversible. I highly recommend making one!
I am making a Bayside quilt with solids and similar colors to yours with some denim, linen, & cottons. Is there anywhere in the blog where you describe how you quilted yours? I really like the simple “biggie stitch” hand quilting; when I zoom in on your photo I am seeing some machine top-stitching or quilting. Did you use Perle cotton to hand quilt? Did you us several different colors? My plan is to use wool batting. Mine is slightly smaller than a twin – 7 blocks across by 9 rows.
You got it! I used Pearl Cotton thread No. 8 and also machine stitched in the ditch. If you check out my FAQ page I list off all of the hand quilting tools. A hera marker and ruler were key for getting those bold lines with my hand quilting.
What colors (numbers) of DMC pearl thread did you use on the “neutral” quilt?
My go-to cream is 0002 Ecru. I think the other colors are 0300 Dark Mahogany and 0436 Tan.
What striped fabric did you use on the back of the neutral quilt? That quilt is soooo beautiful. I’m hoping to tackle it as my first quilting project. I’m an experienced sewist and love to embroider, and you have so much useful information and videos that I’m hoping it will turn out a fraction as beautiful as yours!
It’s actually an IKEA duvet!
I’m really late to this party, but have just recently found this wonderful website lead by Suzy’s artistic genius! So, I’m not sure if pattern questions are still being monitored. I’m especially enamored with the neutral Bayside and have figured out the neutral except for one. On my monitor, it looks like a light gray, but nothing like that is listed in the colors. An i misreading? Thank you!
I’m still here for you! 😉 That light gray is Shroom by Birch Fabrics. The pictures I’m finding online make the color look a lot darker than it is IRL. If you’re looking for a very light gray, Heather by Birch Fabrics is a similar warm tone, but lighter.
Hi, I’m also quite new, and had a question about two of the fabrics. Which of the purples on the neutral quilt (I believe they’re colors 2 and 6 on the pattern) are the mahogany, and do you have a name for the other fabric? Thanks!
I’m so glad you like my neutral quilt! If you scroll to the section just below the header “Make a Neutral Quilt…” I list and link to the fabric used. As for thread, I used coordinating DMC perle cotton #8 thread. I talk more about that in this post on hand quilting – https://suzyquilts.com/how-to-hand-quilt/
Also, one more thing: what color is the thread you used? Thanks again! 🙂
I LOVE this pattern! I was looking at the dimensions and I was thinking about making it in the throw size BUT the 54″x54″ is a little smaller than what I prefer. Would adding an extra row and column to make it 63″x63″ be something that would be pretty easy or hard to do? And if I did so, would I need to add another color to it? OR would it just be a lot easier to add a border? Just not 100% sure a border would look right…
Adding another column and more blocks on the bottom would be very easy. If you look at the layout for the twin, you can get an idea on how to do that.
I made your totem quilt and it is being loved by a new granddaughter. Now I am going to tackle your Bayside quilt. With fabric being challenging to pick online, I am trying to match the fabric and colors as best I can with what you used. I see the list of fabrics but am having trouble figuring out the two fabrics that are textured/subtle pattern- both the blue gray (Andover Chambray that I find doesn’t have a line through it) and the ivory with the wavy pattern. Can you easily tell me what these fabric names are. Thanks! Happy New Year!
Recently found you and I’m enjoying watching your videos and reading your post. You are so creative. Watching one so talented it gives me the courage to be more daring with the fabrics and quilting. Thanks so Much
Such a sweet comment! Thank you!
I purchased the pattern for the bayside quilt. I printed the pattern and thought I saved the site. I can’t read some of the pattern and can’t find the original pattern. How do I receive another without having to purchase another. Sorry for the problem
Hi Connie! Please send us an email at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help 🙂