Sew speedy squares: Pastel Check quilt

Buffalo quilt Simple squares quilt tutorial

Go back to basics with simple squares pieced into a pretty gingham quilt, designed by Stephanie Kendron. It makes a super sweet baby quilt to give nurseries a homespun touch! Thanks to Daniela Di Iorio from the Modern Stitch Studio for writing the pattern text for this project. Scroll down for all the step by step instructions and cutting guide you’ll need to make this quilt.



Buffalo baby quilt pattern

You will need

  • Fabric A (blue solid): 114yds
  • Fabric B (small check print): 34yd
  • Fabric C (large check print): 58yd
  • Backing fabric: 314yds
  • Batting: 50in x 68in
  • Binding fabric: 12yd

Finished size

42in x 60in

Notes

  • Seam allowances are 14in, unless otherwise noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric.
  • WST = wrong sides together.

Fabrics used.

Fabrics are from the Tinted Denim, Checks Please and Window Dressing collections by Cloud9 Fabrics.

Buffalo baby quilt pattern

Pastel checks quilt pattern

Step one: From Fabric A cut six (6) 612in x WOF strips. Subcut into thirty-five (35) 612in squares.

Step two: From Fabric B cut four (4) 612in x WOF strips. Subcut into twenty (20) 612in squares.

Step three: From Fabric C cut three (3) 612in x WOF strips. Subcut into fifteen (15) 612in squares.

Step four: From the binding fabric cut six (6) 2½in x WOF strips.

Step five: Take three Fabric A squares and four Fabric B squares. Arrange them as shown, alternating between fabrics. Join and press seams towards the Fabric B squares to complete one AB row. Repeat to make a total of five AB rows.

Buffalo quilt Simple squares quilt figure 1

Fig 1

Step six: Take four Fabric A squares and three Fabric C squares. Arrange them as shown, alternating between fabrics. Join and press the seams toward the Fabric C squares to complete one AC row. Repeat to make a total of five AC rows.

 

Buffalo quilt Simple squares quilt figure 2

Fig 2

Step seven: Take the AB and AC rows and arrange them as shown, alternating between them. Join the rows, nesting seams to match up the block points, to complete the quilt top. Press the seams to alternate sides across each row.

Step eight: Cut the backing fabric in half across the width. Remove the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a 12in seam. Press the seam open.

Step nine: Press the quilt top and backing well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then the quilt top centrally and right side up. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.

Step 10: Quilt as desired. Stephanie quilted wavy lines across the width of the quilt in blue thread.

Buffalo quilt simple squares tutorial

Step 11: Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and square up the quilt.

Step 12: Join the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half lengthwise, WST, and press.

Step 13: Sew the binding to the front of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.

Buffalo quilt simple squares tutorial

Not feeling blue? Try swapping these fabrics for pretty pink prints or colour pop solids!