Quick Gingham Baby Quilt Tutorial
I have always wanted to make a gingham baby quilt. It is fairly easy – just three complimentary colored fabrics in light, medium and dark, and you have a gingham pattern. Nicely enough, the Fat Quarter Shop just shared a pattern (and video) for their version of a 3-hour baby gingham quilt. How cool is that?!?!?!!
Aren’t they cute? They offer six different color versions using Essentially Yours by Moda Fabrics. Pictured above is the red, yellow, chartreuse and navy. There is also a gray and green version. It finishes 40.5″ by 50.5″ which is a generous baby quilt. Let’s take a closer look at the navy fabrics:
Navy Gingham Quilt
The three first prints make up the parts of the gingham pattern. The medium print is the central focus, being paired in every row alternating with either the light or the dark fabric. I love how the light and dark mirror each other – white with navy dots, and navy with white dots.
In this picture, you can see the medium or checked fabric in all rows. Isn’t that striped fabric used in the binding cute too?! The link for the tutorial above provides great instructions but there is also a YouTube video as well. A quick, three hour quilt sounds just about right doesn’t it?
Have you ever made a gingham quilt of any size? I really like the basic color shown here of yellow, red and navy but I could easily see it done in more traditional baby colors. Pink, light blue, yellow, mint . . . they would work too, right?! What color(s) would you chose to make a gingham baby quilt of your own?