Zig-Zag Baby Quilt

Hi everyone, it’s Amanda from Material Girl Quilts and I’m happy to be back on Moda Bake Shop today with a fun and modern baby quilt.  This pattern came to mind when a co-worker friend told me that he and his wife were having a baby.  They are a fantastic young couple that live in the city and I knew would appreciate a more modern flair to their baby’s new quilt.  The best thing about this tutorial is that it’s simple to piece and uses just 3 charm packs for the top!

3 charm packs (Bella solids in Admiral Blue (9900PP 48), Silver (9900PP 183) and Robin’s Egg Blue (9900PP 85)
1 1/2 yard backing (Oink a Doodle Moo chicken wire in Denim)
1/2 yard binding (Bella solid in Admiral Blue – 9900 48)

Divide and match up each charm pack into charm pairs as described below.
21 pairs – Admiral Blue and Silver
21 pairs – Silver and Robin’s Egg Blue
21 pairs – Admiral Blue and Robin’s Egg Blue

You will have a total of 63 sets of charm pairs (2 charm squares together).  With each charm pair, place right sides together and mark a line down the center of the square at the 2 1/2″ mark.

Sew 1/4″ on either side of the marked center line.

I did this all while chain piecing and didn’t even snip my threads after the first pass.  I just kept them all together and stitched on the opposite side of the marked line.

Once each charm pair has been stitched, cut on your marked line (between the two stitched lines) to separate into two pieced rectangles.

Press each pieced rectangle toward the darkest fabric.  Now you will need to trim each pieced rectangle down as shown below to measure 4 1/2″ square.

You should now have a total of 126 – 4 1/2″ pieced squares.  Lay them out on point as shown and instructed below with 18 rows of 7 blocks each.

Row 1 – Silver/Admiral Blue pieced squares
Row 2 – Admiral Blue/Robin’s Egg Blue pieced squares
Row 3 – Robin’s Egg Blue/Silver pieced squares

Repeat this order until you get to row 18.

When sewing the rows together, you will do it on the diagonal as shown below and then attach each row to each other matching seams to ensure your zig-zag is in alignment.

Once the quilt top is pieced together, trim off the edges to create a straight line.

Layer with batting, backing and quilt as desired.  You will need five 2 1/2″ x WOF strips for binding.

A perfectly sized 36″ x 48″ quilt for the modern baby in your life.

Amanda Castor
{Material Girl Quilts}

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