Baby patchwork quilt is a good first quilting project. This small fabric craft project uses scraps or pieces of other fabric sewn together to make a front for a decorator pillow. A patchwork pillow requires a blanket block. Some patchwork pillows have different patched patterns on the front and back, but it is common to use a piece of fabric for the back.
The art of quilting involves accuracy in patchwork. Targeted corners and rows of one’s stitches make the difference between a quality baby patchwork quilt and one that does not please the eye. Quilting is different from sewing in pressing of seams. Quilters presses the seams with the edges against the darker fabric, not with edges divided as in the clothing design. Pressing the page prevents batting from getting through the seam.
Circles and curves are harder to work with than straight surfaces, and the common starting baby patchwork quilt are squares, rectangles and maybe triangles. Nine patches are a regular start patchwork pattern, with nine squares mounted in three rows and three columns. These designs can have a strip border with 45-degree oblique corners for more style. A log cabin design is easy to do. The quilter starts in the center with two squares and places rectangular strips or “logs” in counterclockwise process until it reaches the desired size patchwork pillow.