When I found out that my friend was expecting a baby I was so excited for more than one reason. The first reason was- Yay! BABY! Who wouldn’t be excited? The second reason was that I got to design a quilt. I haven’t designed much since I had Carson. Actually if I am honest, I haven’t designed much since the passing of my sweet cousin. So when I got excited to design again it felt weird… But a good weird. It took me a couple of months to come up with the design. Once I had the design the fabric choice was so obvious. I love this Camelot fabric line. It makes a perfect baby quilt and it will also be good when she gets older.
What You Will Need (fabric requirements)– Finished size 48″x56″ (all seams 1/4″)
1/2 Yard of 4 prints
1 3/4 yards background
63 squares at 4.5″
24 squares at 6.5″
From each print:
18 squares at 4.5″
6 squares at 6.5″Ok! Let’s start sewing! My fave part. Just kidding–we are not ready to sew quiet yet. You’ll need a pencil and a ruler. My fave one to use is my Omnigrid 6″x 12″. Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner on the back of all the 6.5″ pink (background square).
Now let us begin sewing! Grab a print and a solid 6.5″ square and layer them right sides together. Sew a 1/4″ away from the line you drew. You will want to do this on both sides of the line. Repeat with all the 6.5″ squares.
Cut the square in half on the line and press towards the print. Then you will need to trim you squares down to 4.5″.The blocks go together really easy as you can tell by the above pic. Sew the top 2 together and then the bottom 2. Press towards the solid piece. As in not the half square triangle. Then sew those 2 rows together. If you pressed correctly then your seams should nest together beautifully. Make 6 of each print.Next we will make our 4 patches. They are really easy. Sew one print 4.5″ square and one solid square together. Then sew 2 of those together. Press towards the print. If you do this when you sew them together the seams will come together perfectly! Make six of each print.Lay them out rotating every other one being an arrow then a four patch. You will have 6 blocks across and 7 blocks down. I got my back fabric in half long ways down the fold and put my extra blocks in the middle and sewed them all up. I love when backs have pieced blocks in them.Thanks for stopping by to read my tutorial. Make sure to follow us on social media for more great posts!