My Skipping Steps quilt pattern is all set and done! Hooray! I really do love this as a kids quilt. I mean, we all like zig-zags, right? They’re just fun. And then when you add silly little embroidered animals to the scene, you get even more fun! Nothing wrong with that.
If you’re looking at this quilt going, “hmm… that’s a little familiar,” it might be. The pattern was originally published in Quilts Baby! as Stair-Crazy (also a cute name). I decided to release the pattern on its own, and I’ve re-tooled the instructions and added a complete second set of embroidery templates. The original pattern has cats on the stairs (because I am cat-obsessed), and the new version also includes woodland animals, because who doesn’t love woodland animals?
The piecing of the quilt is really easy – you just sew rectangles to rectangles in rows. It’s one of those patterns that doesn’t really need a pattern. I almost released just the embroidery on its own, but then I realized that it would also be useful and worthwhile to know how big to make each step, how many rows, etc. It would be a good quilt for a beginner who wants to try some simple embroidery or for a more experienced quilter who wants to be able to whip up a quick baby quilt.
I hope you like it. The pattern has seen several pairs of eyes, but I’d love to get a couple more reviews. If you’re interested, let me know!