QUILT SIZE: You will need 50 blocks that are 8 inches square. The cutting instructions are for a 40 x 40 inch quilt without borders, makes a nice lap quilt and can be enlarged very easily just by making more blocks. It is a very easy pattern without any triangles and goes together very quickly. I chose this size it will be a gift for my uncle for Christmas, who is wheelchair bound.
From Focus Fabric: Cut 50 4.5 inch squares, set aside
From Light Fabric: Cut 4 strips of 2.5 inches
From Dark Fabric: Cut two 2.5 inch strips.
From Medium Fabric: Cut 5 strips of 2.5 inches
**Sashing: I decided that my top needed a little something extra, so I chose a contrasting darker red for this. You will need to cut half a yard, give or take into 2 inch strips. This step is optional.
Border Fabric: I will leave it up to decide what size border you want.
These are the colors that I chose:
The next clue will be ready at 10:00 a.m.
I am waiting for the picture to download but here are the instructions while we wait.
Using the light print and the medium, speed sew 4 strips together. Remember, you need twice as much of the medium as it will be used with the dark also. In my case, I used the green as my medium.
Now sew, your green and red strips together.
Once they are sewn together, cut into 2.5 inch strips. You will need 50 of each. Once the strips are sewn together, iron and then sew into 4 square patches. These should measure 4.5 inches. Iron open the seams. Now take the 4 patches and sew together to the 4.5 inch squares. Once you have all your units put together, then sew together to make a total of 25 blocks. See picture below.
See you back at 1:00 p.m. I have to work but will be taking a break then! Happy sewing!
I told you this was a simple pattern! Is everyone enjoying it so far?
Here are a couple of other ideas.
This is all 25 blocks laid out together and then I decided that it needed a little pop of color, so I used a semi-solid reddish brown with a small print.
And this is how I did the sashing. Made it like a backwards L, thus saving some fabric. I am about a third of the way finished with the top.
And that is how simple and fast this quilt is to put together.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures, my eyesight is not the best and I have trouble focusing. Have fun and be sure to post pictures when you are done and share!