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Improv Baby Quilt

Use improvisational piecing and barnyard-theme fabrics to make a playful baby quilt. Fabrics are from the Cotton Tale Farm collection by Bunnies by the Bay for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.


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Inspired by Playtime from designers Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken of Jo’s Country Junction

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller



•    2 yards total assorted barnyard prints (blocks)

•    2 1⁄2 yards blue cloud print (blocks, sashing rectangles)

•    1—10" square green print (sashing squares)

•    1⁄2 yards binding fabric

•    3- 1⁄4 yards backing fabric

•    58" square batting

•    Acrylic ruler


Finished size: 49-1⁄2" square
Finished block: 11-1⁄2" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. You may need more or less fabric depending on your improvisational piecing.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.