Big Block Baby Quilts

In each of our 2013 issues, we featured a quilt called a Big Block Baby Quilt. What is a Big Block Baby Quilt you might ask? Basically, just what it sounds like. We looked at each pattern in an issue and chose a block from one quilt that could be enlarged for a baby quilt. Why did we do this? Here are a couple of reasons:

1. Big Block Baby Quilts make quick and easy quilts for gifts or charity.

BBB 350 300x300 Big Block Baby Quilts

Go Baby!

Go Baby! (40″ x 40″) from the Jan/Feb ’13 issue (No. 149). Fabric: Peak Hour by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don’t Look Now! for Riley Blake Designs. This quilt has large patches and units and can easily be made in a weekend! This quilt uses one enlarged block from Lavender Bouquet.

zooparade 350 300x296 Big Block Baby Quilts

Zoo Parade

Zoo Parade (48″ x 48″) from the March/April ’13 issue (No. 150). Fabric: Alligator Tails by Kathy Brown of The Teacher’s Pet for Red Rooster Fabrics. Kits are available for a limited time at This quilt uses 4 enlarged blocks from Majestic Garden and a fun border stripe.

BBB 3501 300x294 Big Block Baby Quilts

Hoo’s There?

Hoo’s There (48″ x 48″ from the May/June ’13 issue (No. 151). Fabric: Timeless Treasures. This quilt uses 4 enlarged blocks from Over Under.

QMMP 130800 BBB 350 297x300 Big Block Baby Quilts

Sunshiny Day

Sunshiny Day (48″ x 48″) from the July/August ’13 issue (No. 152). Fabric: Hello Sunshine by Lori Whitlock and Basic Shades, all from Riley Blake Designs. This quilt uses one enlarged block from Golden Sunset.

2. They’re a great way to use large prints or novelty fabrics.

QMMP 131000 BBB 350 296x300 Big Block Baby Quilts

Space Place

Space Place (48″ x 48″) from the Sept/Oct ’13 issue (No. 153). Fabric: Out of This World fro P&B Textiles (kits are available for a limited time at This quilt uses one enlarged block from Scattered Leaves.

QMMP 131200 BBB 350 300x300 Big Block Baby Quilts

On the Farm

On the Farm (49″ x 49″) from the Nov/Dec ’13 issue (No. 154). Fabric: Old McDonald by Deborah Edwards and Animal Alphabet by Cheri Strole, both for Northcott. This quilt uses one enlarged block from Frozen Friends.

So, if you’re looking for some ideas for quick quilts for babies or charity, here are 6 quilts that work up quickly. Be sure to check them out! I made all 6 of these and each was made in less than a weekend! And, if you need a quilt that’s a little larger, why not sew 4 blocks for a nice throw?



About Carolyn

I'm the Content Director for Quiltmaker magazine. I'm married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson.I've been quilting for over 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy photography, scrapbooking, knitting, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
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2 Responses to Big Block Baby Quilts

  1. Becky H says:

    I love the Big Block Baby Quilts! I think it’s a great idea and I look forward to seeing one in each new issue. They make such fun and interesting baby quilts and it inspires me to try the same idea with other patterns.

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