The weather was beautiful yesterday and I was able to take this quilt outside for some pictures. My cats don’t get to go outside so I had to bring along a little stuffed kitty.
You will need:
- 15 pairs of 5 inch blocks (total of 30 blocks)
- 30 – 5 inch blocks of muslin
- 1 yard of muslin for borders
- 1/2 yd of stripe for binding
Grab a charm pack or cut up some of your stash into 5 inch squares. I used 2 charm packs of Spirograph by Benartex which only had 22 blocks – one of each print. I needed 2 blocks of each print.
Cut your blocks at the angle shown above. Take your ruler and measure over 2 inches on the bottom and 3 inches on the top, then cut all of your blocks. (in the photo above I removed the muslin off the left side so you could see the cutting line better.
Now layout your blocks in the following pattern.
I made 4 rows of 3 blocks then added a 2.5 inch strip and then the last row.
Then I added 4 inch borders doing the long sides first.
The quilt finished at 30 x 46.
I had to show you this photo -it was taken in Sept. 2011 – I decided this week to do some quilting so I now have 2 quilts finally done!
I did a free motion leaf on the prints and stipple quilted the back ground. I had this little stripe fabric that I thought matched pretty good for a binding.
I just had to show one more photo, it was so great to be outside and there wasn’t any wind. I am so ready for Spring!