The countdown has begun to Little One!

Any day now my second line of fabric will be arriving in our shop! I am so excited to share it with all of you, and can’t wait for it to officially be here. “Little One” features two color stories: boy & girl (with the boy color story also the neutral one for those of you who don’t know if it will be a boy or girl). I have designed a bib panel and a collection of prints including cute rattles, stars, and dots.

I am the most excited to share my series of FREE BABY QUILT PATTERNS that I’ve called the “9 Months til Baby” program. In essence, I have designed 9 different projects that you can make for baby. And yes, a baby does need 9 different things! Each of the projects serves it’s own purpose. Getting Started in projects 1-3 is the Bibs with Add-itude, Soft Blocks, and Wrist Rattles. You can make all of these projects from one Little One Fat Quarter Bundle.

Currently I am addicted to making the soft blocks. They are so easy and they really use up my scraps!

Click on the link below to download the patterns for Getting Started Projects 1-3

Getting Started 1-3 instructions

Projects 4-6 are “Growing Fast” and include a Growth Chart, Stroller Quilt, and Appliqued Onesies. I had a blast creating the rick-rack bottom on the onesie. It looks so cute on Izzy!

The Stroller Quilt is great for keeping baby entertained. Just clip a couple toys or the paci onto the quilt using those toy rings. It works great! And, you can make projects 4-6 from just one Little One Fat Quarter Bundle. You just need to add a little solid fabric for the Growth Chart plus Binding and Backing on the Stroller Quilt.

Click on the link below to download the patterns for Growing Fast 4-6.

Growing Fast 4-6 instructions

Project 7 is an adorable Welcome Baby Banner. When I designed it, I was envisioning seeing it hanging outside the house when mom and baby came home from the hospital. Then, I would hang it in the nursery. To personalize it, you can add baby’s information to the back of the handmade fabric tag. Include name, date of birth, height, weight, time, etc… What a fun keepsake that you could use for more than one child. Just make a new tag for each kid!

Or, you can also make it without the tag!

Click on the link below to download the instructions.

Welcome Baby Banner Instructions

Hopscotch is pattern #8 in the series. This is a fun quilt that reminds me of grade-school and playing hopscotch during recess. I wanted to create something unique and more modern for the line with this pattern. You can’t even tell it is a baby quilt unless you look closely at the fabrics. My mom gave me the idea to actually use it for playing hopscotch. I’m sure my son Jack, who is almost 4, would think that is a great idea!

I love the soft gray in the girl version!

Click on the link below to download the instructions for the Hopscotch Quilt.

Hopscotch Instructions

And finally Little Star Quilt is the last of the 9 patterns. With this project I wanted to show that you can cut the bib panel apart and use it as blocks in a quilt. Either of the quilts can be made from one Little One Fat Quarter Bundle plus yardage for the Solid star points. So, you can choose if you want a scrappy border or not. The larger size is great for a play quilt on the floor!

The girl version features the optional scrappy border.

Click on the link below to download the Little Star Quilt instructions.

Little Star instructions

I hope you enjoy all of the projects as much as I did creating them!

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