Introducing “Royal Baby”

Please allow me to introduce the very first Papatya Designs pattern, Royal Baby!

Royal Baby is a beginner-friendly pattern based on simple units such as half-square triangles and flying geese. The pattern demonstrates two different ways to make half-square triangles and uses my favorite waste-free technique to make flying geese units. While no special tools are required to make these units, I recommend Deb Tucker’s “Wing Clipper II” for trimming the flying geese units accurately.

While I like to think of this as a baby quilt, mainly due to its size, I think its modern design would appeal to babies and adults alike. If you would like a larger size to make a lap quilt, you can easily add an additional border to get the quilt to the size you want.

The sample I made features darker colors that would look great in a baby room with neutral decor.

I made this sample using Robert Kaufman’s Kona and Architextures collections. These are the specific colors I used:

Dark Blue: Architextures – Crosshatch Blueprint

Lighter Blue: Architextures – Crosshatch Paris Blue

Lightest Blue: Kona – Prairie Sky

Gray Background: Kona – Metal

Backing: Architextures – Crosshatch Blueprint and Paris Blue

Binding: Kona – Prairie Sky

I used a two-color pieced backing for additional interest. I really like the way the stitch-in-the-ditch lines look on the back of the quilt:

While I enjoyed making the sample using darker colors, I think it would look great in more vibrant and high contrast colors like the ones below. The pattern includes a coloring diagram to help you test out your color choices.

And why is the pattern called “Royal Baby?” Well, the design reminds me of some sort of family crest, which in turn brings to mind royalty. That, combined with the color choice (close to royal blue) for the sample quilt sealed the name of this pattern!

You can purchase the Royal Baby pattern by clicking here.

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