This quilt could not be simpler or more fun to make! It employs the technique of sewing up a block then cutting it up to make smaller blocks (like you do for Disappearing Nine Patch blocks). I'm calling this Friday's Quilt because you can whip it out by Friday. :)
This tutorial gives specifics to make a baby sized quilt (40" by 52") but you can easily adjust to make any size you want.
Fabrics and Cutting
To start, you'll need 12 prints and about 1.5 yards of a solid for the background.
From the prints, cut 12 9"x9" squares (1 square from each fabric if you're using 12 fabrics).
From the background fabric, cut 19 2.5-inch wide strips (2.5" x width of fabric).
- Subcut 6 of the strips into 9" lengths to make 24 2.5"x9" pieces.
- Subcut 8 of the strips into 13" lengths to make 24 2.5"x13" pieces.
Sew the short and long strips to your squares like so. Chain piecing makes this go fast!
You should then have 12 of these blocks measuring 13" square.
Now, the fun part! Cut your square into quarters so that you have 4 6.5" square blocks.
Arrange them alternating the orientation, 6 blocks wide by 8 blocks tall.
Piece the blocks together row by row.
Finally, add the remaining full length strips to make a border around the whole quilt.
Quilt and bind as desired!
Here's a larger lap size I originally made a year or so ago. I love how the squares look like they are floating. The next version I make I would love to use a collection of "low volume" prints as the background, how fun would that be!
I hope the instructions were clear but please don't hesitate to contact me with questions! As always, you are welcome to use this tutorial to make and sell the finished product on a home-based scale giving credit to this site. Thanks!