EASY ONE PATCH BABY QUILTS (or my “go to” pattern for quick, easy quilts)

Easy One Patch Baby Quilts are my “go to” pattern for a simple, quick baby or lap quilt is the One Patch. They can easily be made in any colors or themes desired. Simple beauty at its’ best.

Two gray & yellow One Patch baby quilts with Winnie the Pooh border.
Completed quilt tops

I use 8” blocks of whatever colored or themed cotton fabric is wanted for the quilt.  For these two quilts, I did 4 squares by 5 squares for a total of 20 squares in each quilt.  I then added a 6” border. A great thing about doing quilts this way is that they can be adjusted to bigger or smaller by using more or fewer blocks.

The two baby quilts pictured here are for a couple at church who have been approved for fostering to adopt.  They are not sure whether they will get boys, girls, or one of each so wanted the fabrics to be gender neutral and cheerful.

Two piles of blocks - 1 gray and 1 yellow.
20 gray blocks, and 20 various yellow print blocks
Showing off the various yellow squares, or one patch blocks

The gray was yardage I had on hand, the yellow blocks were scraps, and the border print was purchased last week at Hobby Lobby. I was working at a comfortable speed (with the phone turned off) and the ironing, cutting, and sewing took me three hours to complete both tops.  They will be machine quilted to complete.

The really great thing about doing this simple pattern is that it can look so different based on colors, themes, or even some different border design.

Check out how different a One Patch Quilt can look:

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https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2011/11/patchwork-quilt-pieced-for-new-baby-in.html

Have you tried this or something similar for a quick and easy gift? Please comment below or contact me at Indianaquilter40@gmail.com with photos or questions.

SIMPLY SQUARE FROLIC

I found this drawing on Pintrest and thought it would be an easy way to use up some more of the scraps. There were no measurements with the drawing which was fun because I could make up my own. I named the pattern “Simply Square Frolic” because it seemed to fit – at least in my mind.

I already had a box of 3″ squares cut out and so this is a way to use them. The 3″ scrap squares are sewn into rows of 6 squares (5 rows) with 1.25″ strips between the rows of squares would make a 16″ block. I decided to do mine in red, blue, and beige squares with solid white strips between the rows.

Red 3" squares
3″ red squares
Blue 3" squares
3″ blue squares
White 1.25" strips
1.25″ white strips

The blocks go together easily and it is really nice to find a use for more scraps. I have decided to make a total of 12 blocks (3 rows wide x 4 rows long) which will fit nicely on the wall in my dining room.

3 rows of 3" blocks sewn together  without the white strips.
Three rows sewn together

Here are two completed blocks sewn together. It’s always great when the math works and the blocks fit!

Two completed blocks sewn together

For now, this wall hanging top is set aside to complete another project, but I am looking forward to finishing it. With all the seams, it will definitely be machine quilted.

I can see this pattern “Simply Square Frolic” working for other color combinations or even just total scrap.

Fellow quilters, have you tried this or a similar pattern? If so, did you do it as a scrap quilt, or as a planned quilt?