With Christmas right around the corner, I am scrambling to finish last minute projects and make as many handmade presents as I can possibly squeeze into the next 10 days. What great timing for a free baby quilt pattern, right?
Sometimes designing a quilt can be...a labor of love. But, sometimes, when inspiration strikes like a beautiful bolt of lightning from the sky, designing a new quilt is pure love, with no laboring at all. That's exactly how it was when sketching out this Little Houses baby quilt.
I saw the rich reds, blues and golds of this Littles fabric line and was reminded of a Mid-Century modern color palette I had tucked away a few months back. I then thought, "These fabrics are so cute and little, they need to live in equally cute little houses...but let's not hit ourselves over the head with representational houses...oh no, no, let's boil them down to their most basic elements, just like the designers in the glorious Bauhaus movement and on into the Mid-Century modern days. Let's design representational houses for our dear bunnies and birds!"
This is a very beginner-friendly pattern and requires no special tools, notions or rulers. If you would like the rundown on my favorite tools for quilting, check out any of the blog posts below!
If you're wondering why my sewing machine is front and center in the picture below when all you really want to see is the quilt top, it's because I took this for a blog post I wrote about how sewing machines work. You should give it a quick read! Click here to learn How Sewing Machines Work.
No onto the the free pattern!
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Happy quilting and be sure to use #LittleHousesQuilt if posting pictures to social media. Oh, one last thing! If you do make a Little Houses baby quilt, let me know in the comments. I love hearing from you!
And I had to include this picture because Scrap is always where you don't want her to be...in the most adorable way.