Cuddle-able quilts for baby

Meet Cuddle Me Quick, an adorable collection of baby quilts by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson. These two expert quilters are sure to make your next handmade gifting experience easy and fun. As you may already know, Christine is an accomplished and dedicated member of the quilting community, with an impressive list of shows, lectures, classes, products, and books to her credit. Darra’s quilting experience is equally impressive, spanning thirty years as a lecturer, judge, teacher, writer, and editor. Staying in touch via Skype and the occasional overseas trip, the two friends have collaborated on this and another Martingale book, A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue, from their respective homes in Bristol, England, and San Francisco, California. You’re likely to find just the baby quilt pattern you’re looking for in this contemporary collection of winsome, often humorous quilts.

Motifs to Love

Ladybugs Ladybug baby quilt pattern

Bright red, helpful in the garden, stylishly polka-dotted, and “recognized in many cultures as harbingers of luck and love,” ladybugs are a cheery motif for any child’s room. The ladybugs in this quilt are complemented with a polka-dotted border and simple leaf blocks.

Trains Wooden train baby quilt pattern

Even if, these days, children are playing train games on their smartphones before they learn to read, we still smile at the sight of those little wooden trains circling the Christmas tree. In “Comin’ Down the Tracks,” the trains create child-pleasing movement when appliqued onto the border. Simple square-in-a-square blocks showcase a train-themed fabric.

Sailboats Sailboat baby quilt pattern

“Little Sailor” features triangular waves and a sailboat that looks ready for a trip to the lake. I’m mesmerized by the vibrant colors and visual rhythm. If I were a baby, I’d want to drool on nothing else! Raid your stash for vibrant prints to use in this or any of the book’s other easy quilt patterns.

RubberDuckies Rubber Duckie quilt pattern

Ernie is not alone in his love for squeaky yellow birds. Duckies are popular with adults too, decorating everything from shower curtains to socks. The cheery little duck in this pattern is appliqued using just four pieces, and look how cute he is with wings of different fabrics! Cuddle Me QuickOther fabulous baby quilt patterns include “It Takes a Village,” with quaint rows of trees and houses; ’30s-esque “Grace’s Quilt,” and “Goodnight, Sweetheart,” the ultimate heart pattern. The eleven quilts in this book are just waiting to be pieced, quilted, and given to your favorite baby.


What was your latest baby quilt project? Tell us in the comments and be entered to win a free eBook of Cuddle Me Quick! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you’ve won. Or you can purchase the book now, download the eBook for free, and start sewing baby quilts today!

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