Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt

By: by Ellen Maxwell for Michael Miller Fabrics
This image courtesy of michaelmillerfabrics.com

This is one of our easiest baby quilt ideas! Choose an animal print fabric that you like and piece together large swaths with a stripe of applique polka dots to make the Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt. This quilt is really about showing off the fabric!

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size42 inches wide x 54 inches long

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced & Appliqued


Note: This pattern is designed using fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list.


  • 1-1/2 yds. CX4061 Bloom Zoology
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1-1/2 yds. CX4826 Gray Sweet Posie
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1/2 yd. CX3137 Bloom Play Stripe
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1/4 yd. CX2490 Bloom Dumb Dot
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1/4 yd. CX2490 Blush Dumb Dot
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1/4 yd. CX2490 Petal Dumb Dot
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1/4 yd. CX2490 Blossom Dumb Dot
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • 1-1/2 yds. CX3136 Bloom Play Dot
    Zoology Bubbles Baby Quilt
  • Batting - at least 42" x 54"


  1. From the top fabric listed (CX4061 Bloom):
    Cut one 10-1/2" x length of fabric
    Cut one 20-1/2" x length of fabric
  2. From CX4826 Gray:
    Cut one 10-1/2" x length of fabric
  3. From CX3137 Bloom:
    Cut three 1-1/2" x width of fabric
    Piece the strips together to make two 1-1/2" x 54" strips
  4. Hand applique four sizes of circles, ranging in diameter from 1-1/2" to 3-1/2" in the various Dumb Dob fabrics, scattered on the small flower fabric (CX4826 Gray). Look around your house for assorted round objects to come up with the patterns. Anything goes!
  5. Stitch the quilt top together row by row as shown in the photo.
  6. Layer the quilt top and backing (CX3136 Play Dot) with your choice of batting and quilt as desired.
  7. From CX3137 Bloom, cut five 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips for binding. Sew strips end to end and press wrong sides together for French Fold binding.

This project is on our list of the 12 Most Popular Free Quilt Patterns of April 2012!

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