10 Baby Quilt Patterns for Your Bundle of Joy
Baby quilts are a nearly essential part of any baby room and make wonderful gifts for new parents and their newborns. Baby quilt patterns are often very simple to follow, and the small quilts can be made up quickly (great news if you are expecting triplets!). Whether you are making a quilt for your own little bundle of joy or looking for a great baby shower gift, here are 10 baby quilt patterns to get you started.
1. Woven Pattern Baby Quilt
The Woven Pattern baby quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew is a great quilt pattern for a baby boy or girl. This beginner-friendly pattern is a cinch to make. All you need is four fat quarters and background fabric. The “woven” look is unique and very fun to put together. The finished product is 35.5” x 42.5”, a sweet little baby quilt that will look great in any nursery and wrapped around a tiny bean.
2. Fresh as a Daisy Baby Quilt
Fresh as a Daisy is a perfect pattern for a baby quilt. Just imagine your baby swaddled up in these sweet daisies! This quilt would be ideal in a nursery that is nature or woodland-themed, or as a decoration for a daisy-themed baby shower. The baby version of this quilt from Pen + Paper Patterns is 48” x 48”, plus it comes with instructions on how to make a single block.
3. The Square Burst Baby Quilt
The Square Burst quilt pattern brings a burst of color to any baby bedroom. The pattern is versatile and includes instructions for making it in three designs: “super scrappy”, “cornerstones”, and “minimalist.” So no matter what your preferred aesthetic is, this pattern has a look that you will love. Square Burst is made by Running Stitch Quilts and is best for advanced beginners that have experience with basic piecing, quilting, and binding.
4. Midpoint Baby Quilt
Midpoint is a gorgeous quilt that will make a bold addition to a modern nursery. Made by Cotton + Joy Patterns, Midpoint Quilt is also super easy to customize—just choose a few colors that you think look good together! The pattern even comes with a Color-Your-Own page to help you test out your own color scheme. Best for advanced beginners, make sure you are familiar with piecing and handling bias edges.
5. Deep Blue Sea Baby Quilt
Planning a nautical-themed nursery? Then the Deep Blue Sea Quilt is the perfect baby quilt pattern for you! This quilt is quick and easy to make--ideal if you procrastinated making your baby shower gift until the last minute. The pattern comes with a template for cutting out the waves, so this is a great introductory project if you have never used curved pieces before.
6. Ombre Triangle Baby Quilt
If you are looking for baby quilt patterns and prefer a modern look, this Ombre Triangle Quilt is an excellent choice. Pink not your thing? This quilt is very easy to customize by simply substituting your favorite colors for the pink triangles, so if you’re looking for a more traditionally gender-neutral color scheme, don’t overlook this pattern. Keep the black and white pieces though—babies love to look at objects with high contrast!
7. Baby Steps Baby Quilt
The Baby Steps Quilt is an adorable quilt that is easy for beginners, so even if you are new to quilting, you can take some baby steps towards making more complicated projects by using this simple pattern! This pattern is fat quarter friendly and creates an even 42” x 42” square blanket.
8. The French Macaron Baby Quilt
Little ones love sweet treats, and they will love this baby quilt pattern made up of stacked French macarons! These fabric confections look great in bright or pastel colors—perfect for a baby or toddler bedroom. Appropriately, this pattern is Jelly Roll and Layer Cake friendly. The baby quilt version of this pattern is 40.5” x 55” and also includes instructions for a matching pillow. Get your sugar fix with the French Macaron Quilt from Modern Handcraft.
9. Rainbow Baby Quilt
If you’re looking for baby shower gift ideas, look no further than the Rainbow Baby Quilt. This versatile baby quilt pattern is easily customized—but why not stick with this bright and fun rainbow color scheme that doubles as a tool to teach Baby the basic colors? This quilt is also beginner-friendly, so even if you’ve never made a quilt before you’ll soon make everyone ooh and aah at a baby shower when the mom-to-be unwraps this beautiful handmade baby quilt.
10. Shimmer Baby Quilt
The Shimmer Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew is a pretty and colorful quilt that brings a little sparkle to your nursery. The large circles in the middle of each block are perfect for highlighting novelty fabrics or larger prints, so you can really have fun with the fabrics you use. This pattern comes with five sizes, from Baby Quilt to King Quilt, so you can make matching quilts for the whole family!
Baby quilts are a priceless gift. After all, many of us keep our baby blankets as keepsakes for the rest of our lives! We hope you found the perfect baby quilt pattern to use for your baby’s quilt or for your next baby shower gift. When you’re ready to start quilting, check out our fabric selection to find timeless and durable fabrics so your quilt is built to last!