Love Patchwork & Quilting




■ Fabric A (solids): one (1) fat eighth each in blue, pink, green and yellow

■ Fabric B (prints): one (1) fat eighth each in blue, pink, green and yellow

■ Fabric C (solids): one (1) fat quarter each in blue, pink, green and yellow

■ Fabric D (prints): 3/ yd each

in blue, pink, green and yellow ■ Fabric E (background,

includes binding): 1 / yds

■ Backing fabric: a vintage bedsheet at least 64in square, or 3½yds

■ Batting: 63in square


■ 60in square


■ Seam allowances are ¼in throughout,

unless otherwise noted.

■ Press seams open or to one side

throughout, as preferred.

■ WOF = width of fabric.

■ RST = right sides together.

■ Pattern assumes WOF is at least 42in

for yardage and 21in for fat quarters. ■ Press fabrics well before cutting.

■ Solid fabrics supplied by Wool

Warehouse (woolwareho­

■ Prints are all vintage fabrics sourced

from Etsy and Kathleen's stash.


Solids are from the Kona Cotton Solids collection by Robert Kaufman, as follows: ■ Blue Fabric A: Fog.

■ Blue Fabric C: Grapemist.

■ Pink Fabric A: Primrose.

■ Pink Fabric C: Melon.

■ Green Fabric A: Mint.

■ Green Fabric C: Pistachio.

■ Yellow Fabric A: Maize.

■ Yellow Fabric C: Grellow.

■ Background and binding fabric: Eggshell.


From each Fabric A fat eighth cut: 1

■ Four (4) 3½in squares.

From each Fabric B fat eighth cut: 2

■ Four (4) 3½in squares.

■ Four (4) 3½in x 6½in.

From each Fabric C fat quarter cut: 3

■ Four (4) 3½in x 6½in.

■ Four (4) 3½in x 9½in.

From each Fabric D cut: 4

■ Four (4) 3½in x 9½in. ■ Four (4) 3½in x 12½in.

From Fabric E cut:


■ Sixteen (16) 3½in x 12½in. ■ Sixteen (16) 3½in x 15½in.

■ Six (6) 2½in x WOF (binding).


Start with the pink fabrics and lay out 6

one of each cut from Fabrics A– D, as well as one of each Fabric E strip, as shown in Fig 1. Now carefully sew the Fabric B 3½in square to the top of the Fabric A square and press the seams open. Then sew the Fabric B 3½in x 6½in strip to the left side of the block (Fig 2).

Add the Fabric C strips to the block, 7

sewing the smaller strip to the top followed by the longer strip to the left side. Repeat the process with the two Fabric D strips. Then sew the Fabric E strips to the bottom and right edges (Fig 3). Take care that you are adding the strips to the correct side each time.

Repeat the process outlined in steps


6–7 to make three more blocks with pink fabrics and repeat again to make four each of the blue, green and yellow blocks. You will have sixteen blocks in total.


Arrange the blocks in four rows of four, 9

referring to the Layout Diagram. Take care to turn each block correctly before sewing them together in rows.

Join the rows to complete the quilt 10

top. Press the row seams open, or press them in the same direction.


Kathleen used a vintage bed sheet to 11

back the quilt. If you’re using yardage, make the backing piece by cutting the yardage in half to create two lengths, making them both approx 63in x WOF.

Remove the selvedge from each piece 12

and sew them together, along the long edge, using a ½in seam. Press the seam open and press the backing fabric well.

Make a quilt sandwich by laying out 13

the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top and then placing the quilt top on top of the batting, centrally and right side up. Baste all the layers carefully together using pins, basting spray or tacking stitches.

Quilt as desired. Kathleen chose a 14

simple grid design, using Aurifil 50wt thread in Light Beige. Trim any of the excess batting and backing fabric to neaten up and square up the quilt.

Sew the binding strips together,


end-to-end, using diagonal seams. Trim away the dog ears and press the seams open. Fold in half lengthways, with the wrong sides together, and press along the full length of the combined strips.

Sew the binding to the right side of 16

the quilt using a walking foot and creating a neat mitre at each corner. Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and pin or clip in place. Hand or machine stitch in place around the edges to finish.

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