UPDATE: This tutorial is now a complete, downloadable pattern that you can get for $3.95 HERE.
Today I get to share a fun quilt design that I love to make. It’s a a quick sew with fun results. It really is a quilt that you can select the fabric for today and then have it cut and sewn before the weekend is over.
The entire quilt is made out of one solid square of fabric next to four small squares of fabric (called a 4 patch)…
…and then comes another solid square and then another Four Patch and so on…….
Here are the dimensions that I almost always cut mine and how I put them together:
And the only other thing that you need to know is that I use a quarter inch sew allowance when I sew my blocks together.
Then to assemble the quilt you will basically just assemble it how you assembled your four patch! (Sewing the entire row of blocks together, then the next row and then sewing row one to row to and so on….it’s simple and fun!)
And I love this design because you can easily make your quilt as large or as small as you want just by adding more blocks and 4 patches.
For this quilt each row had 4 solid fabric blocks and 4 Four Patch Blocks and was 8 rows long. Which makes a great over-sized lap quilt.
As for the boarder it is cut into strips that are 4.25 inches wide and then the length of the quilt sides.
It really is a perfect weekend project.
I made this during the winter for my in-laws out of super soft flannel…but it also works up darling with all styles of quilting cottons!
PS: You can see that this quilt was finished by hand binding (which I love) and it was tied instead of quilting which I do very often. My husband built me a set of quilting frames and they seem to always be in use!