Quilt Block Baby Blankie

Categories: Gifts, Decor, Quilts

Use your favorite 12″ finished quilt block to make this fun and cheerful baby blankie! We’ve used Block 3 from our Block of the Month, the Prairie Points Block.

What you need to make this project

Poly-fil Hi-Loft Batting
3/4 yard border fabric
1 yard backing (Shannon Cuddle Dot)
Finished Quilt Block
32 Additional Prairie Points

Quick Shop

Start with your favorite quilt block, or use the Prairie Point Quilt Block. You’ll also need 32 extra prairie points for the outside of this blankie.

stitch on top and bottom borders

Also cut:
Two pieces: 6″ x 12.5″
Two pieces: 6″ x 23.5″
Backing: 25″ x 25″ (I used Shannon Cuddle Dot)

Stitch the two short border pieces to the top and bottom.

press seams

Press seams to the side. Add top and bottom borders.

add top and bottom borders

stitch on top and bottom borders

Press seams out.

Mark every 2.5″ along the sides of the quilt to evenly space the points.

mark for prairie points

Place the points, tucking each one into the previous point.

place prairie points

Pin the prairie points in place.

pin down prairie points

Stitch down, a scant 1/4″ from the edge.

baste down prairie points

Place right-sides-together on top of the backing fabric. Pin in place, then trim away the excess backing.

pin on backing

Stitch along all 4 sides with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving an 8″ gap along the center of one side. You’ll turn the quilt right side out through this gap later.

stitch on backing

Cut a piece of Poly-fil Hi-Loft Batting to fit just inside the seam allowance.

use polyfil for batting

Hand-stitch in place with large stitches, stitching into the seam allowance.

hand stitch down batting

Don’t stitch the hole closed! Only stitch into the seam allowance along the top of the quilt.

flip through hole in side

Trim the corners.

trim corners

Turn right side out through the hole in the side. Pin flat along all the edges.

pin around sides

Stitch all the way around the edges using a walking foot, securing the edges and closing the hole. Add additional quilting with the walking foot.

quilt with walking foot

Your baby blankie is complete!