Easy Quick Quilt

Materials

  • Fabric squares each no smaller than 7 inches.
  • Background Fabric
  • Border and Binding Fabric
  • A range of threads to match the fabrics
  • General sewing supplies

Finished Size

The finished blocks measure 6 x 6 inches.

Skill Level

Beginner

You can download a pdf copy of the original instructions for this project here, Easy Quick Quilt

The finished blocks measure 6 x 6 inches (6 1/2 including seam allowance). Your quilt can be any size you wish. The quilt in the picture is 40 inches square and has 25 blocks and a 5-inch border.

Cutting

For each block you will need a rectangle of background fabric 4 x 6 1/2 inches and half of a 7-inch square of novelty fabric (3 1/2 x 7). Some blocks will be placed vertically; others horizontally so it’s a good idea to keep this in mind when cutting picture fabrics.
 
Place the background rectangle right side up and mark a point 1½ inch in from the top left hand corner and 1 1/2 inch in from the lower right hand corner. Place your ruler on these two marked points and cut at an angle. If you are cutting more than one rectangle at a time make sure that all pieces are right side up.
Figure 1
Figure 1

Piecing

Piecing
Figure 2 (left)
Figure 3 (right)
 
With right sides together, stitch section 1 of the background fabric to the left hand edge of the novelty strip beginning at the top edge. (Figure 2).
 
Press the seam towards the edge. Trim the top and bottom edges in line with the background piece. Stitch section 2 to the right hand edge of the novelty strip as shown. (Figure 3).
 
Piecing
Figure 4
Press the seam to the outer edge. Your block should now measure 6 1/2 inches square. (Figure 4)
 
Arrange your finished blocks in rows turning each alternate block through 90 degrees. The first block in the second row will be at 90 degrees to the block above it.
Figure 5
Figure 5
 
When you are happy with the arrangement of your blocks, piece the rows and make up into your quilt top. Add borders if required, and make a quilt sandwich with the finished top, wadding and backing. Quilt and finish as desired.

Published with kind permission from Brenda Dean. © Quilters Pty. Ltd. 2011. More lovely patterns available from www.quiltersinternational.co.uk