Rainbow Raindrops Applique Baby Quilt

This is a quick and easy baby quilt pattern using simple raw edge applique. Sometimes I find the most impactful quilts are the simplest.

Fabric Requirements & Cutting Instructions

White or Low Volume Background Fabric: Cut one larger piece of fabric for the background WOF; x 56” to give room to square up. From your bright and colorful cotton fabrics: 21 3” x 3” squares which will be cut down into 21 raindrops.

Step 1: Preparing your Background

Cut one large piece of background fabric – this can be plain white, white-on-white print or another low-volume print.

Iron on whichever fusible product you are using to the back of your 3 “ x  3” squares before cutting them into the raindrop shapes.

Step 2: Applying Fusible

Step 3: Cutting your Rainbow Raindrops

Cut out your rainbow raindrops. You can either print the included template on to card stock and use it as a cutting template.

Layout your raindrops on your quilt top before ironing in place using the fusible.

Step 4: Layout and Fusing

The raindrops are arranged in a cascading pattern. It is easiest to start with the middle line of raindrops and work out.

When you are confident on your raindrop placements iron them in place following your fusible’s instructions. Then sew by machine to attach them. 

Step 5: Applique

Baste your backing and batting in place and quilt as desired. 

Step 6: Quilting Design

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