Today's fun quilty share is a Good Morning quilt in the Baby size! The blending of bright rainbow colors with gray gives way to a modern baby quilt that will keep the precious baby goggle-eyed and entertained!
Good Morning is a great pattern to use your scraps of scraps or jelly rolls, or use yardage of five colors to create an ombre effect. Both methods are included in the quilt pattern, along with all of the quilt sizes, and strip piecing, as well. I love to spoil you with all of those important details! :)
All of the Quilt Sizes
The Good Morning quilt pattern includes 5 sizes, so you don't have to do math; it's all figured out for you. :)
- Baby 38" x 50" 12 jelly roll strips or 1/4 yard or less of five fabrics
- Throw 62" x 74" 24 jelly roll strips or 1/2 yard or less of five fabrics
- Twin 66" x 90" 32 jelly roll strips or 5/8 yard or less of five fabrics
- Queen 98" x 110" 56 jelly roll strips or 1-1/8 yard or less of five fabrics
- King 110" x 110" 68 jelly roll strips or 1-3/8 yards or less of five fabrics
This quilt is 50" x 50" instead of 36" x 50" because I kept making blocks with the leftover segments. No additional print strips were needed; more of the segments were utilized than the pattern states to use. Add in a little extra of the background fabric and another binding strip, and you can do this, too. In the quilt pattern, the baby size should have been 50" x 50", but the cat is out of the bag, we have a huge box of printed patterns in stock, and it's simply too late to change it now.
Two Block Style Options
The Good Morning quilt pattern includes two options for the blocks.
- Make all of the blocks from the same five fabrics. This is a great way to create an ombre effect with five hues from light to dark in a single colorway. Or create a bubblegum effect with pink, orange, yellow, and lime green. There are so many possibilities with only five prints! Below are some examples.
- Make scrappy blocks from a variety of prints. This is a great way to use your scrap stash or jelly rolls. The featured baby quilt is made with jelly roll strips cut from fat quarters. The Americana version of Good Morning posted right here is another example of a scrappy Good Morning. Here are some examples below.
Fun Rainbow Fabrics on Modern Gray
This Baby quilt is made with strips of Dream by Riley Blake which I cut from fat quarters. The white prints from the collection were included to create sparkles across the quilt top, though they certainly could have been left out and only bright prints used. The background fabric is Kona Cotton Ash.
The backing is Widescreen in Gray by Robert Kaufman, available in The Wide Back Shop at Busy Hands Quilts. We try to keep this backing in stock because it goes perfectly on so many quilts, and so many of you agree, too. :) We spoil you with an extra 4" for free with each wide backing purchase in our shop.
Quick and Easy Quilt Pattern
The Good Morning quilt goes together very quickly with strip piecing. You won't be cutting individual squares and piecing them together; sew strips together, then cut and resew, and magic happens! There are no seams to match in the piecing of the blocks, so this is a perfect pattern for beginner quilters.
Longarm Machine Quilting
The longarm quilting design on this quilt is aptly called Rainbow Hearts. It's the perfect design for rainbow quilts, and it stitches out so nicely with very few overlapping stitches. Thread color is light gray. Quilted on my HandiQuilter Fusion with Pro-Stitcher.
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