Jigsaw Baby Quilt Free Pattern

It remains to be seen if our free pattern for the Jigsaw Baby Quilt is worth the wait but it is FINALLY available. I want to give a big huge Thank You to Kathleen from Kathleen McMusing for her encouragement. Without her urging, I never would have become comfortable with the software EQ8. Not only are we pleased as punch to share this pattern for free, but the original quilt has been recently gifted. A favorite couple of ours is having their second baby who shall be named Violet. My mom was named Violet Evelyn and it gives me great pleasure to think of a sweet girl carrying on the name, as well as being covered in our love underneath the quilt.

Jigsaw Way Back When

We started working on the jigsaw baby quilt in 2017, a full three years after making the queen-size version for Lauren and Joey’s wedding. You can see Lauren’s smiling face from her shower as the header on our Facebook page! Very slowly, this quilt was finished over many months.

Fabrics were chosen, knobs were traced and cut out, and an initial layout was made. VERY carefully, each square was labeled with its row number and position (like 9d to signify row 9, position 4).

Buttonholing started right at the beginning with row one. I went against my usual choice of black thread and chose an off-white instead. A few blocks were sewn together and we were extra diligent to make sure I kept the pieces in order. The design wall certainly helped with that task as an error is easily spotted, especially early in the process.

Even when I was ironing the seams after stitching them together, I was double-checking to make sure they looked like puzzle pieces!

Jigsaw Quilt Top Finally

By the end of December, 2018 we had not only a quilt top but a fully finished quilt.

I was successful in quilting this baby quilt with little angst. A swirl pattern was used in each knob and stippling to move in between them.

We also had chosen a different backing for the quilt originally but ended on this cute dotted one. For the binding, we chose a simple solid fabric in navy to frame all of the colorful jigsaw pieces.

Jigsaw Fast Forward to 2021

This pattern has been nagging me for four years. I guess it’s a case of not being ready until you are ready. I didn’t have the EQ8 software skills until recently. Now that I’m more comfortable the pattern came together with ease. We are thrilled to offer this pattern to you for free. Download and get sewing – be sure you show us your work when you’re finished. ~smile~ Roseanne

This is the EQ8 drawing of the baby quilt. It is a fairly close representation of the actual quilt, we think!

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20 Responses

  1. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    It’s a great quilt. Well done on designing the pattern. I’m still learning EQ8 and hope to write a pattern for a past quilt. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

  2. Congratulations for trying something new and hooray for a good quilting friend encouraging you along the way. 🙂

  3. Susan Nixon says:

    Definitely worth the wait! I’ve always liked that quilt.

  4. Roseanne that is such a cute baby quilt. Well done on learning EQ8 enough to be able to do your pattern. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. OH wow! The jigsaw quilt is so wonderful! When I first saw the thumbnail of it, I honestly thought it was a fabric piece. What a surprise to see that you appliqued all of those interlocking pieced. The backing is so super fun as well!

  6. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    What a great job on this quilt Roseanne and Sue!! I love it. You did great with your EQ8 design!! I am really loving the EQ challenges Kari is giving us! Thanks so much for this adorable free pattern. You are very generous and kind to share it with your readers! Have a great weekend!

  7. Both quilts are really fun. Mastering EQ8 is no small undertaking, your mock up looks great. Congrats on the pattern and thank you for sharing it.

  8. Dawn says:

    Yay! You conquered EQ8 and finished another quilt pattern! I am a big jigsaw puzzle fan so your pattern is intriguing. Thanks Roseanne!

  9. Kathleen McCormick says:

    What a happy dance I am doing! I love this and so pleased you embraced EQ8! I downloaded the pattern- there is surely at least o e in my future!

  10. Super cute quilt, Roseanne! Thank you for the pattern download.

  11. chrisknits says:

    So in awe of the time spent making this adorable quilt!! Great job.


    Thank you for such a nice pattern and congratulations on becoming proficient with EQ8. A great surprise for the beginning of the National Quilt Day Weekend. Your baby quilt colors are so bright and cheerful.

  13. Oh how awesome!! Congrats on your pattern!! that is a super cute quilt!!

  14. Nancy Bekedam says:

    Thanks for the cute, free pattern!!! Your hard work is appreciated!

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    I am so proud of you for hanging in there and learning EQ!! It’s such a fun pattern, thank you!

  16. Sheila in WI says:

    Wow! Thank you for this fun quilt pattern. Your generosity is very much appreciated. As someone who loves jigsaw puzzles, this is perfect!

  17. Way to go for following through and finishing the pattern! What a great way to start the weekend! The pattern is fun, and versatile, and tempting 🙂

  18. Connie says:

    This is really cute! Thank you so much for your generosity! I am starting to get interested in trying EQ myself, it seems to be give a lot of impetus to design…as do you here…thank you!

  19. Laura says:

    Such a cute pattern, and very generous of you to share it! I am an EQ user, too, and it is a fun program to play with! Congratulations on your achievement! 🙂

  20. Yay for your EQ8 triumph, and thank you for the free pattern! (As someone who has written her share of tutorials and patterns, I know it’s a labor of love and appreciate your generosity in sharing it with the quilting community!)

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