Batter Up – A Baseball Quilt!

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern!

After making a football quilt and a basketball quilt, baseball had to be next!  

We are a baseball loving family.  My kids love playing baseball, and I love the soft pretzels from the concessions stand…so it’s a win win.  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

I actually made this quilt so long ago!  I made it, then I flip flopped on how I wanted to do the fabric requirements and blocks in the pattern…so I put it on the back burner until I could look at it with fresh eyes. 

The pattern uses fat quarters, but in this version I used repeats of fat quarters since I was still working out the pattern.  I knew this quilt would eventually be given to my 8 year old, so I let him help pick the colors and fabrics.  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

Kathy quilted this for me and did an AMAZING job (imagine me clapping for you Kathy).  The baseballs and the crosshatch quilting in the 16 patch blocks is perfection.  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

I put a soft flannel on the back of this one so it can be loved and used.  

Since Bounce comes out soon (yay!) I mocked up the crib size using my fabric:  

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

This pattern uses only simple piecing techniques, with no tricky seams, applique, or paper piecing.  These blocks really do go together fast.

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

My favorite part of this pattern is that you can also use it to make a tennis quilt!  And I love tennis (more than baseball…shhhh).   

Batter Up, an easy baseball (or tennis ball) quilt pattern

The Batter Up pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper copy.  

Also if I’m missing from this blog for the next 3 months you’ll know I’m probably sitting on the bleachers, in the rain, on a baseball field somewhere eating my thousandth pretzel while watching my thousandth baseball game we were probably 10 minutes late to because someone couldn’t find their baseball glove/cleats/hat/pants/jersey or all of the above.   It’s crazy and I love it.  


24 Responses to Batter Up – A Baseball Quilt!

  1. Little Quiltsong March 7, 2019 at 3:30 am #

    Oh – this is exciting! I too loved baseball best – then badminton (because I was better coordinated at that) :)! But loved watching baseball games best. Enjoy your pretzels – and thank you for this lovely pattern!!

    • joann March 7, 2019 at 9:47 pm #

      What about a soft ball quilt I sure need I of these also thanks.

  2. Karen March 7, 2019 at 7:36 am #

    Love it!!! Absolutely LOVE IT!!!!

  3. elin March 7, 2019 at 7:40 am #

    Love baseball so much more that football and basketball. It seems much less violent to me. Memories of my little girls trying baseball and ending up in dance. :)

  4. Bernice March 7, 2019 at 7:45 am #

    I loved baseball in school! I like your 8 yr olds colors best!

  5. Linda March 7, 2019 at 9:37 am #

    Do you think that the baseballs could be changed to a soccer ball with not too much trouble? Love this quilt!

    • Allison March 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

      I’ve tried working on a soccer block and it’s not coming yet…hopefully next if I can wrap my brain around it!

  6. lanagordonrast March 7, 2019 at 10:28 am #

    Such a charming quilt. I love that you let your son be involved with picking out the fabric. I’m sure it makes doubly enjoy it.

  7. Laurel March 7, 2019 at 10:43 am #

    This is soooooo cute! As if I need another project to work on! :D I bought it anyway of course. :D

    • Allison March 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm #

      You and me both…I have so many projects at the moment!

  8. Sam March 7, 2019 at 11:28 am #

    What a great quilt! My 10 year old just saw this one and loved it. He is next to get a quilt made for his bed, so thank you for designing this one. I have made many of your designs and I am sure I won’t be disappointed. Just ordered the pattern and can’t wait to get started.

    • Allison March 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm #

      How fun!! This will be fun on his bed!

      • Sam March 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

        I just received the pattern, thank you so much. The largest quilt shown is a twin which is 5 blocks across and 6 blocks down. How many blocks across and down would you recommend to make a full/queen size quilt? He’s on a twin now but I want him to use the quilt later too.

      • Allison March 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

        To make a Queen size you would want 81 blocks total (41 baseball blocks, and 40 of the 16 patch blocks) and have 9 blocks in each row, and 9 rows. The quilt would measure 90″ x 90″. You would need 41 fat quarters (or you could use 22 half yards) and I would double the Twin size white and red requirements. You’ll have some extra white and red but you won’t run out. If you email me at I can send you a layout diagram of what it would look like as a Queen size. :) Thanks! -Allison

  9. Diane March 7, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

    I love this…great job

  10. Tanya Quilts in CO March 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

    I have made your football quilt and several other of your quilts–I love your patterns and I am so excited to know I can get a basketball and baseball design from you. Thank you!

  11. Karen March 8, 2019 at 1:54 am #

    Oh my gosh, Allison, your baseball quilt is just adorable. I love those blue and greens, etc.

  12. Scarlet of Family Focus Blog March 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    That is so clever and cute! I love how the geometric shapes make the baseballs.

  13. SJ February 13, 2020 at 6:13 am #

    Looking to make the tennis quilt for my teenage nephew. Do you have any recommendations for fabric selections? Thank you!

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