I am so excited to share this quilt! I don’t know about you guys but I am so done with winter. As some of you know my sweet baby came down with RSV at the beginning of the year and I got to spend 9 days at the local children’s hospital. 6 of them in ICU. And he has a cold again.
So I am so done with this cold weather. Which is why I am loving The Shabby Strawberry collection by Penny Rose. It’s a reminder that spring is just around the corner. Its bringing a little bit of cheer on these cold winter days. So let’s get started.
1/4 yrd of 10 prints for your squares
7/8 yrd of 2 prints for your trails (red/teal)
2/3 yard binding
3 1/2 yards backing
- From your 10 prints you will need to cut 5.5″ squares. Each strip should give you 7 squares for a total of 70 squares. You will have extra.
- From your trails fabric cut 3″ strips. You should get 10 from each color/fabric
- I did binding bias. You can find a quick tutorial on how to cut it on the Penny Rose blog.
Making Your Blocks:
- Take a red trail and a teal trail and sew them together lengthwise. Repeat with all 10 strips making 20 strip sets.
- Trim the selvage off and then cut into 3″ sections. Each cut should measure 5.5″x3″. You should get 12 to 13 from each strip set.
- Sew 2 units together rotating the units so that the colors are opposite of one another. See picture below. You should have 66 units when all said and done.
Putting it all together:
- Start with a print block and then a trail block then a print block. Repeat. You should have 11 block across the top and 12 blocks down.
- To get the trail effect all of your trail blocks need to go the same way.
- Quilt and bind. I used bias binding. Check out Penny Rose to see why I prefer bias binding.