I literally started this quilt last January and I honestly don’t quite know why it took me so long to finish it, because it has become one of my very favorites. It’s a modified plus quilt pattern that I am calling “The First Aid” quilt block and it is basically made like a nine-patch block. It’s simple to make using six fat quarters and the best part is, I put together a free PDF pattern for it so you can make one too!
Quilt measures approximately 66″ by 66″ square.
6 Fat Quarters in Different Solids
White: 1/2 yard
Light Grey: 2 yards
Backing and Binding
Out of each of the FQ and the solid white cut out enough to make the following blocks:
Fabric A–Sherbet (Make 9 blocks)
Fabric B–Mint (Make 8 blocks)
Fabric C–Yellow (Make 8 blocks)
Fabric D–Pink (Make 8 blocks)
Fabric E–Chartreuse (Make 8 blocks)
Fabric F–Dark Grey (Make 8 blocks)
Light Grey Sashings:
Cut (42)3.5″ by 6.5″ rectangles
Cut (8) 3.5″ by 60.5″ strips (you will have to piece these) *You may want to wait to cut these to measure against your quilt top.
Cut (2) 3.5″ by 66″ (you will have to piece these) *You may want to wait the cut these to measure against your quilt top.
Here are the instructions in PDF format for the 6″ block. Click on the image below to print them out.
After you have all of your first aid blocks made, you will add the 3.5″ by 6.5″ sashings in between each block that you cut in the cutting instructions. I like to work 2 rows at a time and then add the longer strips onto the the 2 row sections. I find that I can keep them more even this way. Lastly, add your sashings to your quilt top, quilt, bind and you are done!
For the backing on mine I used up some leftover fat quarters that were used in the front of the quilt in a large 4 patch and then added a white and light grey border around it to make it big enough for the quilt top. I kind of like the big 4 patch on the back…and need to remember that for future quilts. It might even look lovely with a giant first aid block on the back too.