'Toy Chest' cot quilt

As a member of the Penny Rose Fabrics project design team, I get to design and sew with their new fabric ranges, and write tutorials and features for the Penny Rose blog. For today's feature I have designed and made a cot quilt using one of their latest ranges, 'Toy Chest'.

As soon as I saw this line in Penny Rose's catalogue, I instantly knew I had to make a baby quilt with it. Frolicking lambs? Check. Fluffy bunnies? Check. Birds on see-saws? Check. Simply too cute for words!

And here is the quilt I designed. I went for a simple design with a vintage feel, and no fiddly points so it's suitable for all levels of quilters.

I had it professionaly quilted on a long arm machine, in a sweet floral swirly pattern. I didn't have enough Toy Chest yardage for the backing so I used a polka dot fabric which complements this range perfectly.

My little helper wasn't quite tall enough to hold it all the way up in this pic. He tried so hard though!

If you would like to make this sweet quilt, I have written a free pattern and tutorial for the Penny Rose blog, which you can get here. Those following me on Instagram may remember me posting about buying Electric Quilt 7 recently, which is the quilting software I used to design this quilt. It's so easy to use, and really an essential tool for anyone designing quilts and publishing or sharing their patterns. It's not cheap, but worth every penny as it saves so much time. It even calculates fabric yardage requirements and gives you rotary cutting instructions, and has hundreds of built-in royalty free classic blocks to play with. And the benefit of seeing what your quilt will look like in your chosen fabric combinations of course - for me this is the best part. I can highly recommend it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely day!



  1. I have been eyeing this fabric - and now seeing your absolutely beautiful quilt made with it......well, it has become a 'must have' :)! I love the pattern you chose with this fabric - it is so bright and cuddly looking at the same time!

  2. Just finished this quilt today for my new little granddaughter. It was perfect and I really loved how all the borders worked out. Thanks for the tutorial :)

  3. Unable to download. Keeps saying: "this page cannot be displayed." Has the pattern been removed?


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