Quick easy quilt patterns

11.08.2016

I am always on the look out for quick and easy patterns that are perfect for a quick gifts or donation quilts. Here are two that are great for using those fat quarters.

The first one is a free pattern by Quilt Taffy called Speedy Baby.  I chose to make two that are similar but not identical to donate to the NICU where my granddaughter Millie is being cared for. A mom with twin boys will love them, I think. =)



Quilt Taffy has another free pattern called Speedy Baby 2 that is a great way to use up charm packs that are hanging around. I have made both of these patterns many times and are great for beginners! 

Perfect Ten by Swirly Girls is a new favorite pattern of mine. I stumbled upon this pattern at work and my mind started swirling with ideas. First, it's a great way to use up fat quarters, but this pattern is also a great way to showcase panels. I don't know about you, but I never know how to use those panels. I have some in my stash that I am looking at with new interest! The following two quilts I made for shop samples. 

I didn't get a picture of this one after I added the borders. After the borders, it measures 60" x 72". Perfect lap quilt size and my favorite size to make.


This sample without the borders measures 48" x 60". Another nice lap size or a very generous baby quilt. 


I have two more Perfect Ten quilts made for the girls for Christmas. I altered the pattern a bit for them and I will share them when they are finished. 

Do you have a go-to pattern you like to use for quick quilts? Please share! 



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7 comments:

  1. That's pretty clever about using the Perfect 10 pattern to showcase blocks. I made a Perfect 10 quilt several years ago and I love it. I liked that it was an 'interesting' setting.

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  2. What beautiful quilts for NICU! Love how you showcased those adorable animal blocks in the Perfect 10 pattern. Thank you for the reminder of the Speedy Baby Quilt - I have some Berenstein Bear fabric that I want to use for that pattern - maybe before Christmas...:)!

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  3. Your quilts turned out great! I love the bright colors on the middle one.

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  4. Very cute quilts and such a lovely way to give.

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  5. Very nice! I have Perfect 10 and all the fabric, but I wish I'd written out what I was planning for it because now I can't exactly remember!! 😀 I'm glad to hear it is quick and easy to put together.

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  6. yeah, there are quite a few quickie patterns on Moda Bake shop, and Also Fat Quarter Shop. Very uncomplicated, great instructions for the partly inattentive.

    Happy Wednesday, Amy

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  7. Gorgeous work, Amy. I am with you on 60" x 72" being a perfect size ... I can handle and quilt that nicely on my domestic machine - anything larger and I am rather overwhelmed ...

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