Hi, dear readers!! It’s Sally, here again from Sally’s Angelworks, and I am sooo blessed to share with you today my favorite quilt design to date!! Special thanks to Amanda here at the Quilted Fish for letting me post today!! Yipeeee!!
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You are going to love this pattern! It is fast and easy and so cozy to sit under while embroidering, sipping lemonade, reading, or just sleeping! It’s final size is 45”x71”. Perfect cuddle quilt!
Download the printable PDF for this pattern (1452.6K) HERE! (still has pics!)
So let’s get started!
Sugar and Spice fabric designed by The Quilted Fish!!
7 fat quarters – different designs
1 fat quarter – semi-solid (green with green flowers)
2.5 yds solid white (so yummy!!)
2.5 yds patterned green (borders) **Optional: if you want to piece the borders, instead of cutting two long strips for the sides (76 in), you can cut WOF and you would only need 1 yd!
Backing fabric - 50”x76” (this is not the final size of the quilt, but includes around 5” extra for quilting!)
I use muslin, but you can use any Sugar and Spice fabric you wish!!
½ yd binding. (if you get 2.5 yds for the borders, this also includes enough for binding! J)
Batting – 50”x76”
Cut 10 2” squares from each of the 7 prints.
Cut 56 2” squares from the semi-solid print.
From the white solid fabric, cut:
14 5” squares
5 5” x WOF strips (WOF = Width of Fabric = selvage to selvage)
5 18.5” x 41” (or WOF…you can trim as you go)
Cut 2 3” x 41” (for the top and bottom)
Cut 2 3” x 74” (for the sides - this gives a couple of extra inches – sew and trim!)
2. Set out your squares the way you want to sew them together.
3. Sew the horizontal rows together. Press to one side.
4. Press each row in the opposite direction. If you don’t have directional fabric, you don’t really have to worry about this step. You can press them all in the same direction, but when you put the rows together you’ll have to flip the middle row the opposite way.
5. Sew your rows together, matching the seams. You can pin them before sewing to ensure matching seams.
6. Do this for all 14 9-patch blocks. Aren’t they the greatest???
7. Now, following the pattern above, lay out your pieces to the middle of the quilt on a large surface. I love to do this on my bed, because I have this awesome white quilt that doesn’t interfere with my designs in process…and it reminds me how quilted white fabric looks…*swoon*
8. Sew your 5” vertical blocks together first.
9. Then sew your vertical strips (after ironing them, hahaha) to your 9-patch rows.
10. Be sure and trim the extra ends off of those rows.
11. And you have your middle of your quilt. Iron your seams to one side (or you can iron them open if you prefer. I’m not really picky!!) Then sew the rectangular pieces of white fabric (18.5”x41”) to your top and bottom of the middle of the quilt.
12. You are almost done with your quilt top!! You only have the borders to sew on! Sew the top and the bottom strips on first. Then sew your sides. Be sure to trim the top and bottom before sewing on the sides and then trim the sides when you are finished sewing!
13. Add backing and batting. Baste. Quilt using your choice of quilting techniques. I used diagonal lines through the 9-patch blocks, general stippling on all of the white fabric, and straight (as straight as I could…not really a precision seamstress here! That’s me being authentic again!) stitching on the borders.
14. Bind using the same fabric as your borders. Voila! You have a fun cuddly quilt!
I'm super thrilled that Amanda had this very quilt in her booth at Quilt Market back in May!! (That's why you are thinking...hmmm, I know I've seen this little beauty before!!)
Thank you so much for reading through (and hopefully creating a quilt with) this fun and easy tutorial!! I'm going to let you in on a little secret!! Today is a special day over on my BLOG! We are having a big celebration! and this tutorial is just a part of it!! Head on over THERE and see what all the hullaballoo is all about!! :)