Color Squared Baby Quilt
Turn that basket of scrap fabrics into a beautiful baby gift.
Skill Level: Beginner Quilt Size: 48" x 48" Block Size: 8"x 8" finished Number of Blocks: 18
• Assorted bright scraps at least 21/2" square, including some strips at least 11" long • 5/8 yard multicolored stripe • 11/2 yards white tonal • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies
With this method, you will use a combination of strip sets and individual squares for the construction of the blocks to speed up the piecing while still keeping a very scrappy look.
Cutting From assorted bright scraps:
• Cut 36 (21/2" x 11") A strips. • Cut 144 (21/2") A squares.
From multicolored stripe:
• Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From white tonal:
• Cut 5 (81/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 18 (81/2") B squares.
Completing the Blocks
1. Select four A strips and join with right sides together along the 11" sides to make an A strip set; press. Repeat to make a total of nine A strip sets.
2. Subcut each A strip set into four 21/2" x 81/2" A1 units to total 36 units as shown in Figure 1. Note: The strip sets are a bit longer than needed to allow you to square the ends. 3. Arrange and join the A squares in sets of four to make 36 A units as shown in Figure 2; press.
4. To complete one Scrappy 16-Patch block, select and join two A units and two A1 units as shown in Figure 3; press. 5. Repeat step 4 to complete a total of 18 Scrappy 16-Patch blocks.
Completing the Quilt
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of the blocks as needed.
1. Select and join three Scrappy 16-Patch blocks with three B squares to make a row; press. Repeat to make a total of six rows.
2. Join the rows, alternating the positioning of the beginning blocks in each row to complete the pieced top; press. 3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 109.
4. Quilt as desired. 5. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 109 to finish. •