Friday, October 11, 2013

Croquet 16-Patch

Happy Friday!
We'll start the parade of finished quilts off with this simple 16-Patch quilt made with fabrics from the Croquet collection by Denyse Schmidt.
Croquet 16-Patch
I used this basic tutorial for the 16-patch blocks but modified it to make 12" finished blocks by cutting the strips 3.5" wide instead of 4". I bought 8 third yards and added in a 2 other DS prints from my stash to make 20 blocks. Quarter yards would have been perfect. You could get 2 blocks from each quarter yard with just a little left over fabric. It's okay, the extras were great for the backing.
Croquet 16-Patch
I love the vintagey feel this quilt has. My pictures don't do it justice at all. The colors of this fabric collection are fun, retro and fresh feeling.
Croquet 16-Patch
I fell in love with the 16-patch after seeing this one and this one. Both so pretty!


knottygnome said...

very nice! i love the backing.

A Trio Beautiful said...

I love the vintage feel of this quilt! Beautiful!

Maryse said...

Another beauty! I like the concept of picturing it on a big tree branch! Beautiful pics!