I recently made this classic baby boy quilt and I’m really excited to tell you about my new favorite baby boy quilt!
Classic Baby Quilt
When I first made the Keystone pattern, I originally designed it in the throw size dimensions, but since the pattern is block-based, it was really easy to make it baby size by just decreasing the number of blocks in the quilt. You’ll see that the Keystone pattern is written to include instructions for Baby, Throw, and Bed sizes.
AccuQuilt-friendly Baby Quilt
I used AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine to make this scrappy baby quilt, especially the Flying Geese and the Square-in-a-square quilt blocks. If you love easy, precise cutting like I do, then using a fabric cutting machine like AccuQuilt can really speed up the process and result in some amazing quilts! My favorite thing about using AccuQuilt is that I don’t need to trim blocks after sewing, especially for Half Square Triangles or Flying Geese, like in this pattern.
A Quilt Pattern Perfect for Scraps
I made this baby quilt using a variety of blue, grey, and grey-ish white fabrics that I had all in my stash! The blue squares are all scraps that I had used in other quilts recently.
Fabrics for this Modern Baby Quilt
The fabrics used for this scrappy baby quilt all came from my stash and they are all made by Riley Blake Designs.
- Background: Confetti Cottons Sandcloud
- Accent Color: Blossom
- Scrappy Squares: Mixed blues such as Kisses, Bee Cross Stitch, and Confetti Cottons Solids
Walking Foot Quilting Design
For this classic baby boy quilt, I wanted to jazz up the quilting just a little bit and also be able to finish it quickly on my own sewing machine. This was the perfect opportunity for some straight line quilting with some geometric twists! I started off by quilting straight lines every 3 inches, and then rotated the quilt 90 degrees and quilted straight lines every 6 inches along the opposite direction. The final bit of quilting to pull it all together? Diagonal lines across each of the intersections from the wonky grid!
Shannon Fabrics Cuddle Quilt Back
On pretty much nearly all my baby quilts lately I’ve been using Shannon Fabrics Cuddle fabric as the backing. Not only is this fabric incredibly soft and cozy, it also come in 58″ wide, so I don’t need to piece it for backing a generous baby size quilt like this one, which is a total win any day.
Sometimes working with minky fabric for quilting can be a little intimidating, so hopefully my tips for backing a quilt with minky can help.
Other Versions of the Keystone Quilt
Check out the other Keystone Quilts that I’ve made: