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.
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.
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.
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:
This pattern uses only simple piecing techniques, with no tricky seams, applique, or paper piecing. These blocks really do go together fast.
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).
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.
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!!
What about a soft ball quilt I sure need I of these also thanks.
Love it!!! Absolutely LOVE IT!!!!
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. :)
I loved baseball in school! I like your 8 yr olds colors best!
Do you think that the baseballs could be changed to a soccer ball with not too much trouble? Love this quilt!
I've tried working on a soccer block and it's not coming yet...hopefully next if I can wrap my brain around it!
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.
Yes it does! Thanks!
This is soooooo cute! As if I need another project to work on! :D I bought it anyway of course. :D
You and me both...I have so many projects at the moment!
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.
How fun!! This will be fun on his bed!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org I can send you a layout diagram of what it would look like as a Queen size. :) Thanks! -Allison
I love this...great job
Tanya Quilts in CO
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!
How fun! Thanks!
Oh my gosh, Allison, your baseball quilt is just adorable. I love those blue and greens, etc.
Scarlet of Family Focus Blog
That is so clever and cute! I love how the geometric shapes make the baseballs.
Looking to make the tennis quilt for my teenage nephew. Do you have any recommendations for fabric selections? Thank you!