Okay are you ready to get started................ I hope this will all make sense, as this is my first attempt at posting a tutorial on my blog. Let me know if you need clarification on anything.
This will be a quilt that will finish approximately 50'' by 62''.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS /
I use this term loosely as I hope you will be pulling from fabric you already have.
You need 72 - 2 .5 inch black squares ...and 72 - 2.5 inch cream squares.
These are mine, you can see I pulled an assortment from my stash. If you want to stick with one cream fabric and one black fabric throughout , you can. Just cut strips of 2.5 inches and subcut them into 2.5 inch squares. So for 72 squares you need 5 strips cut the width of fabric at 2.5 inches for each color.
Some of mine have pattern in them and some don't.
From your scraps of medium color fabrics you need the following to make 48 blocks....
You need 48 sets. I cut 2 sets out of each of my scraps and so have some duplicates in my quilts. You can easily use charm squares and jellyroll strips for these blocks. Each charm square will make one block and out of a jelly roll you could get 2 blocks. Cut these as follows.
For each block you need ....
2 / 2.5 inch squares
2 / rectangles cut 2.5 inches by 4.5 inches
This is one set.....
and here are four more......
Janet do these fabrics look familiar? Thanks for your scraps!
Alright there you go for now. Get cutting and next time we will get to sewing! Jeri
Yay! Today I finished two more baby quilt tops at a Charity Potluck the Guild I belong to held. I forgot my camera, so no pictures, but I had a successful day. Good food, good company, and lots of sewing.
I was recently going through some "flimsies" and came across this.....
I started it last summer as a quilt along. I just love the owl fabric in it and the blocks were fun and fast to make. Very contemporary and it was the start of a new direction of quilting for me. More modern, fresh,scrappy, and improvisational. Lately my other quilts have gone this directiton, whereas before I was a traditional gal. Follow a particular pattern. Buy only a certain kind of fabric specifically for one project.
Well now it's time to get this one quilted. I have the backing all ready and I have thought about how to quilt it for long enough.................................