This is a very simple quilt that I created for a very special neice. These juvenille prints prints in bright colors made the quilt very fun to piece! The pattern is a basic square-in-square, great for pre-cuts. I used 60 charm squares and 40 jelly roll strips, but a variety of fat quarters would do the trick!
Block Size: 8″ x 8″
Layout: 6 columns of 10 blocks each, with 4″ borders.
Quilt Dimesions: 56″ x 88″ (extra-long twin)
- Blocks: 2/3 yd each of 10 fabrics
- Border: 7/8 yd, cut into 4 1/2″ strips
- Binding: 1/2 yd, cut into 2″ strips, joined diagonally.
- Batting: Twin (at least 60″ x 90″)
- Backing: 2 1/2 yds Minky (60″ width of fabric)
Cut each of the 10 fabrics as follows:
- 4 strips 2 1/2″ x 42″ (Width of Fabric), subcut into (12) 4 1/2″ and (12) 8 1/2″ rectangles.
- 2 strips 4 1/2″ x 42″ (Width of Fabric), subcut into (8) 4 1/2″ squares.
- Total of 120 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles, (120) 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangles, and (80) 4 1/2″ squares.
- [Twenty of the squares are extra and can be stashed, made into a pillow sham, or turned into a doll blanket!]
I paired the ten fabrics into five sets – brown and white, blue and pink, orange and multi, red-orange and light green, pink and bright green. For the brown and white set, a brown square is surrounded by white rectangles, a white square by brown rectangles, and so on for the other sets.
For each 4 1/2″ square, sew two 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles to opposite sides. Press. Add two 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangles, making an 8 1/2″ finished block. Make 60 blocks. Press.
Arrange the finished blocks into 6 columns of 10 blocks each. Sew blocks together into columns. Press. Sew columns together. Press. Attach borders. Press.
Layer quilt top, batting, and backing, and baste them together with either long stitches or safety pins. Quilt as desired. Trim excess batting and backing. Bind. Gorgeous!
Care Instructions: Wash with warm water and mild detergent on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry low or line dry.
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