Saturday, March 22, 2014

A pretty stack

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After stealing away time here and there to sew the past week I have a pretty stack of blocks!  These will be a Twin size quilt for Sophie. 

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This quilt was a big fat pain to cut out because I wanted so many fabrics in it, but after cutting it went together quickly with chain piecing.

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This block makes a perfect Twin size quilt (66” x 88”) if you make 48 blocks, 8 rows of 6 blocks each.

Here’s a quick diagram of the sizes to cut your strips if you ever want to make it!

Print

Again these are the cut sizes…not the sizes after sewing!  The center is a 2 1/2” square and the rest of the strips are 2”.  I could get all these pieces plus some extras out of 2 strips 2” x width of fabric” (except the 2 1/2” square).

In my quilt I’m only using 3 main colors, and lots of white!  So it will probably be dirty 2 seconds after I put it on my 2 year old’s bed… but it’s worth it.  Luckily Oxi-clean and I are already BFF’s.  ;)

43 comments:

HalfDozen said...

My first thought, nice and bright! perfect for spring. Great looking, thanks for sharing the measurements- can I ask though how much fabric would I need? Would a FQ pack and a yard of solid pull this off?

Sheila said...

This is going to be beautiful! Thank you for sharing the measurements of the block pieces.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

So pretty and fresh looking with the pale solid colors and little fussy cuts. Your daughter is going to love it!

Auntie Pami said...

You pick the best colors

Donna Rothchild said...

My head hurts just thinking about all that cutting! It is absolutely beautiful ... it just shouts "spring."

Lin said...

Beautiful colours - this will be a gorgeous quilt. Your timing is perfect since I'm just about to launch into my first Courthouse Steps quilt. This gives me a good idea how it will turn out although I'm using jelly rolls so my blocks will be a bit bigger. I couldn't face all that cutting!!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Thank you so much for sharing the dimensions. Your colors are wonderful. Love the kitty center. Makes me want to do one with all fussy cut centers.

Grandmasewnsew said...

Just lovely. Great idea to use a 2.5 center then 2 by cuts. It really makes the centers pop!

Allison said...

A yard and a FQ pack would definitely be enough...I didn't write down my exact yardage requirements because I cut it from so many different prints...but you should have plenty! :) -Allison

Georgi said...

How sweet are those blocks! Hope we get to see the finished quilt ~ it's going to be adorable!

A Quilter's Mission said...

This quilt is beyond precious! She's going to love it.

Carie said...

Oh those colour combinations are just gorgeous - the perfect combination of pink without being all out Princess!

Paula Walsh said...

Looks fabulous thanks for sharing.

MalinisQuilts said...

This quilt is beautiful! Love all the colors!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

The colors are just perfect! You do such awesome work and I thank you for the measurements! You are a treasure.

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diane quilts said...

Great colors ~ so cheery for a little girl!

Thanks for all the measurements!

Fabric Fanatic said...

love the colors and your fabric choices! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt and I know your toddler will just love it.

Becky said...

Turning out to be such a cute quilt! Love it!

Jana said...

So lovely colors! My daughter looked at your photos, and she loves the pink fabric with whit cats, the aqua (her favourite color at these times)... Nice work!

Chelsea Huckins said...

These colors are great. Thanks for the tutorial :)

raggedy amy's said...

Wow! Well done. That's an inspiration for this newbie ��

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Beautiful! You did an excellent job on it!!!! I can't wait to see the finishing quilt!

Martina said...

Fantastic and thanks for sharing the block template. I just finished my first half-square-triangle quilt and I've been itching to try my hand and something more complicated but wasn't sure where to start. Now I think I'll try this block :)

Cheryl said...

Such wonderful colors, just beautiful!

Livihus said...

I just love the beautiful colors in this quilt, and the "cat - fabric" is adorable! Lucky Sophie :) Thank you so much for sharing the measurements of the block!

Best wishes from Norway.

deesy said...

Hi, This is lovely and as a new quilter I really appreciate your diagrams and measurements.

Dondi Murdock said...

What a great mom you are! I still remember the
'horsey' quilt I had when I was small. It had adorable appliqued rocking horses on it. I loved it until it was in shreds. I wish my mother had saved those shreds for me, but, alas, she threw them out. Hopefully, today's new fabrics will last longer than my beloved horsey quilt. I'm hoping my grandchildren's quilts last many happy years.

Dondi Murdock said...

What a great mom you are! I still remember the
'horsey' quilt I had when I was small. It had adorable appliqued rocking horses on it. I loved it until it was in shreds. I wish my mother had saved those shreds for me, but, alas, she threw them out. Hopefully, today's new fabrics will last longer than my beloved horsey quilt. I'm hoping my grandchildren's quilts last many happy years.

Patricia De Baene said...

a very pretty stack indeed

greetings
Patricia x

Cynthia said...

Love the colors. Its so pretty can't wait to see it finished. Thanks Cynthia

Jo said...

This is looking really pretty Allison! So delicate and feminine

Kate said...

So beautiful! What pretty colours too.

Tamie said...

Sophie's a lucky girl. So pretty.

Sarah Seufert said...

SO MANY CUT PIECES FOR EACH AND EVERY SQUARE IN MAKIN A TWIN QUILT FOR SOPHIE. Lovely prints in a trio of pastel colors: pale greens, golds and pinks. Love to see it when you're finished sewing. Please post a few photos then... thanks. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

Rhona said...

I love the colours you've used �� so pretty! If I was just choosing fat quarters any idea how many I'd need?

Rebecca Grace said...

But WHY a big fat pain, compared to other quilts you've done? The fussy cut kitty is darling.

erica e said...

those colors and the little framed kitties are so cute!

Jennifer Bell said...

Yum!

Emmi said...

Just discovered your blog and absolutely love it :) http://finestprocrastination.blogspot.co.uk/

Kathi Riemer said...

I love your fabric choices! Thank you for sharing.

Anderton's said...

This is adorable.

Susan Arnold said...

This is adorable! Love your variety of fabrics!

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