Skipping Steps Quilt Pattern

by Dorie on May 6, 2013

Skipping Steps quilt pattern all done

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.

Skipping Steps on Etsy
Skipping Steps on Craftsy

Skipping Steps

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?

Raccoon - my fav

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!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan May 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I love the embroidered animals going up and down the steps!

Especially that super excited mouse.


Dorie May 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Thanks, Meg!


erin May 7, 2013 at 7:01 am

it’s adorable, dorie!


jody May 20, 2013 at 11:08 am

this is really really special on many levels!


jody May 20, 2013 at 11:09 am

P.S. I am very interested in piecing this – I also think that your embrodiery is to die for!


Debbie-Esch House Quilts May 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Congratulations on your pattern – it looks fantastic. Those animals are so cute!


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