Mobile Menu IconMenu
Advanced Embroidery Designs -- Online Center for Machine Embroidery Designs
Ready for Spring Sale! 30% off Celtic, Easter, Religious and Redwork Religious!
Baby Calendar Quilt with Embroidery
We made this cute baby quilt for a boy, using designs from the One-Color Baby Boy Calendar. You can easily adapt it for a girl, using the designs from the One-Colors Baby Girl Calendar and changing the color of the fabrics.

The finished size of the quilt is about 37" x 45".

Blue-and-white baby quilt: 12 blocks with embroidery


You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon - choose colors to match ,
  • about 1/2 yard of solid light-colored fabric for the block centers, background for the embroidery (we used off-white fabric);
  • about 1/4 yard of of ice blue fabric for the blocks;
  • about 2/3 yard of sky blue fabric for the sashing and binding;
  • small amount of yellow and orange fabrics for the squares in the blocks and sashing;
  • 1 yard of patterned fabric for the borders;
  • fabric for the backing;
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer;
  • batting;
  • quilter's ruler;
  • rotary cutter;
  • iron;
  • #12 universal needle;
  • quilting threads ( of the colors of the fabrics you use);
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Cutting :
Out of white fabric, cut 12 squares measureing 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" each;
Out of ice blue fabric, cut 48 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" each;
Out of sky blue fabric, cut 31 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" each;
Out of orange fabric, cut 20 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" each;
Out of yellow fabric, cut 48 squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" each;
Out of patterned fabric for the borders, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 5 1/2" x 37 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 5 1/2" x 39 1/2".

Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press every seam immediately after you make it.
Blocks:
Sew 2 ice blue strips to the left and right edges of the white squares.
Baby Calendar Quilt

Sew the yellow squares to the short edges of the remaining ice blue strips.
Baby Calendar Quilt
Sew the new strips to the upper and lower edges of the white squares.
Baby Calendar Quilt
Sashing:
Sew the orange squares and sky blue strips into 5 sashing strips. Each sashing strip consists of 4 orange squares and 3 sky blue strips. Starting and finishing with orange square, sew the strips in this order: orange - blue - orange - blue - orange - blue - orange.
Baby Calendar Quilt
Sew the remaining sky blue strips and the blocks into rows: 4 strips and 3 blocks in a row. Start and finish with the strip. You will get 4 rows.
Baby Calendar Quilt
Sew the sashing strips between the rows.
Baby Calendar Quilt
Sew the 5 1/2" x 37 1/2" borders to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the 5 1/2" x 39 1/2" to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Baby Calendar Quilt
Embroidery:
Select threads for the embroidery, we used dark blue.

Upload the files from the One-Color Baby Boy Calendar into your embroidery machine.

Stabilize the first white square. Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider a design. Repeat fo the remaining white squares.
Tip: It's a good idea to place your embroidery machine in the center of a table / work surface, so that the quilt does not hang and pull the carriage of the machine.
One-colors embroidery in the center of a block

Quilting and Finishing
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all layers together.

A baby quilt should be soft, so do not quilt densely. We quilted mostly in the ditch.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

Press with heavy steam. Square the piece.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.
Have fun!
Back to One-Color Baby Boy Calendar and/or One-Colors Baby Girl Calendar
Back to Projects Page
Mailing List
Enter your e-mail for news, discounts and exclusive special offers.


Find us on Twitter

Special Offers
Bonus design on all orders over $50
Folk Art Chicken Set

Shop Now!

Announcement
Best Project Contest
The results are in!
Featured Project
Check out our latest project Birds and Blooms Quilted Tablerunner
Tutorials
Never heard of photo stitch? - Check out our What is Photo Stitch? page
Most Popular Designs
|| Home || Shop || Free Designs || New Designs ||
|| Projects || Tutorials || Links || About Us || Contact Us ||
|| Store Policy || Licensing || Accessibility ||

Social Media:

Copyright © Advanced Embroidery Designs. All Rights Reserved.