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Modern Baby Boy Quilt: Blessings

Are you searching for a bold and modern baby boy quilt pattern? Blessings is a modern flying geese quilt pattern design that lends very well to baby quilts, especially for baby boys! This Blessings Quilt Pattern is simple to make using the traditional Flying Geese quilt blocks.

As you can see, this Blessings quilt is clearly baby-approved! The 45″ square size makes the perfect play mat for a baby who is learning to push up, roll over, or even just practicing the basics of learning to crawl.

Fabrics on this Modern Baby Quilt

The fabrics used in this quilt top are mostly Riley Blake Basics from my stash. The background is a light, airy, creamy grey (Confetti Cottons Sand Dollar) and the darker blue fabrics were all scraps from my stash, since the Blessings Quilt pattern is so scrap-friendly!

This baby Blessings Quilt features a super cozy and soft minky backing: Cuddle 3 by Shannon Fabrics.

Want to learn all my tips for backing your own quilts with minky? Using Cuddle fabric can be a little intimidating at first if you are used to using exclusively quilting cottons, but I hope this tutorial for backing your quilts with minky helps make it easy for you.

Check out the video here:

Use Your Fabric Stash on Your Blessings Quilt

While the Blessings Quilt is technically written for using Fat Quarters, you only need 3 main colors to make the Blessings quilt a success! I personally chose to use scraps instead of Fat Quarters to add more variety into my quilt. I’ll share a few tips for you if you want to try using some scraps too!

Another fun idea to use your stash would be to use fewer fabrics! A 2-color version would also be just as wonderful, don’t you agree?

Simple Quilting for this Modern Baby Boy Quilt

Over the years I have learned that you really can not go wrong with a simple grid quilting motif. I chose to pair the ease of quilting straight lines with a little extra fun of sewing on the diagonal for this Blessings Quilt.

Want some tips for quilting straight lines? Check this out: 3 Quilting Hacks for Sewing Straight Lines

Sewing Techniques in the Blessings Quilt Pattern

One thing I love about the Blessings Quilt Pattern is how it can teach beginner quilters a fun and practical way to make Flying Geese a Breeze!

If you’ve never tried the 4-at-a-time Flying Geese method before, this is a great pattern to learn it or perfect your skills! The first time I ever used this technique, it completely blew my mind and now it’s one of my favorite ways to make Flying Geese!

The Blessings Quilt pattern also includes alternate instructions for using a die cut machine such as an AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter. I personally use my AccuQuilt as often as I can and find it cuts down on so much time! Learn more about AccuQuilt here.

I created a tutorial specifically all about making the Flying Geese Quilt Block using an AccuQuilt Qube. Check out the video here:

More Quilting Inspiration

I’ve personally made a handful of different variations of the Blessings Quilt. It’s such a fast & easy quilt pattern that I really enjoy! You can learn more about the pattern itself here, or about specific quilts in other articles on my blog!

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