Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Hi creative folks! It's Karin here today with a tutorial for a 40" square modern baby quilt using the Drunkard's Path part of the Bigz Pro Die - Rose Dream.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

I made this for a little girl; the peach and light grey in the prints soften the red, black and white.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Let's do it! Make the Sizzix sandwich — cutting pad, die with blades facing up, fabric, cutting pad — and roll it through the Big Shot Pro.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

These three shapes are the only ones we will be using on this die — both pieces of the Drunkard's Path block.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Die cut 32 pie-shaped pieces in fabric B and 16 pie-shaped pieces in fabric D. Die cut 24 arc-shaped pieces in fabric C, 16 arc-shaped pieces in fabric E and 8 arc-shaped pieces in fabric G. With a rotary cutter, cut 8 5 ½" squares in fabric A and 8 5 ½" squares in fabric F. (Please note that in this example fabric A and fabric D are the same.)

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Assemble the Drunkard's Path blocks. With right sides facing, line up the handy little tabs and pin the center.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

I tend to only pin the center but add as many as five pins if that is more helpful. Sew the curve with ¼" seam allowance.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Press away from the arc shape, as shown.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

I flip and press the block again, which helps make it even more flat.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Once all the Drunkard's Path blocks are finished, begin sewing the blocks together in vertical rows. Alternate which way you press the seams so that they will easily align and nest when the rows are sewn together. I always press the first row down, the second row up, etc. to help avoid confusion.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

A perfectly aligned curve! When sewing these blocks together it is helpful to either pin where the seam of the curve needs to meet or quickly add a couple of basting stitches with the sewing machine. When all the rows are assembled, sew the rows together in pairs, until the top is complete. Add batting and a fun backing fabric and quilt as desired; I opted for quick and simple quilting.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

Die cut 172" of 2 ½" binding with the Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2 ½" wide. I chose a solid red. Attach the binding.

Make a Gift to Last for Generations: Modern Tulips Baby Quilt

That's it! It will be nice to have this pattern on hand when I need to whip up a quick but not too arduous baby quilt. I finished sewing the binding on by hand while on a road trip, and it was a perfect size to have on my lap in the car.

Happy quilting,

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