Birdies for Baby: Cottage Garden Baby Quilt Pattern

birdies for baby

I love this baby quilt pattern.  I recently helped with a baby shower for a sweet friend who is expecting her first baby.  I made her this quilt.  This is the best baby quilt pattern because  you can sew it start to finish in a day (as I did), you can use precuts for the bulk of the quilt, it shows off larger prints or theme prints nicely which I always like to use in baby quilts, you don’t need to piece the back (yippee!),  and it’s a little more interesting then just squares.   The fabrics in this quilt really make the quilt – The Cottage Garden from Riley Blake Designs.  Click here for my other Cottage Garden Baby Quilt pattern:

the cottage garden quilt

Instead of writing up the tutorial, I thought this chart might be easier – I love “at a glance” pattern outlines like this.

birdies for baby quilt pattern

It’s important to let the kitten inspect all sewing!!

cottage garden baby quilt

Sew the quilt together in rows.  I used Spray n Bond to baste the quilt together.  This cuts my pinning and quilting time in half at least.  No more stopping and starting to remove pins.  It is a HUGE time saver!!!  The back of the quilt is flannel, I forgot to photograph it as I was on my way to the baby shower while taking the photos!!cottage garden baby quilt 2

I quilted loop de loos and swirly flowers in an all over pattern using light grey thread.

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I love this quilt!!  This is my new “go-to” baby quilt pattern, especially when I need it done in a day!  Kitten likes it too 🙂

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  1. Great quilt! I can see how it would be very versatile. I do have one question about the number of squares – is it 7 row of 9 squares for 63 squares total? I love the one picture tutorial – so easy!

  2. I messed up the math, it’s 63 5″ squares. I will fix the graphic asap! Hugs! Amanda

  3. Diane Ulitsch says:

    What a great baby quilt tutorial! I will have to try this one soon! Also, you kitty is adorable!

  4. Raquel Rivera-Bertrand says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I just found your site and am loving your creative skills. I made my first quilt last night using 7″ blocks. Feeling Excited to use your pattern for a new family baby expected this fall. Thank you Amanda for generously sharing your talents with others. I shall send photo once made.

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