Color Squared Baby Quilt

Turn that bas­ket of scrap fab­rics into a beau­ti­ful baby gift.

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Chris Malone

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Begin­ner Quilt Size: 48" x 48" Block Size: 8"x 8" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 18

Ma­te­ri­als

• 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

Project Note

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. •

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