Thanks to Sarah for letting me know that it would help people to know how much material to purchase!
- 12 quarter yards of different fabrics to cut the large and small squares from (when I was finished, I had about 25% of the quarter yards left (you could used FQs, but this came off the bolt, so I had them cut 1/4 yards for me).
- I used ~ 1.5 yards of the solid for sashing
- The back was made from the remaining sashing and 2 extra pieces that I had in the stash.
This quilt is based on blocks comprised of (1) 7.5" (5) 3.5" squares with sashing. The basic block layout is reflected below:
The following diagram represents the pieces of the block.
So here's what you will need:
A = (1) each 7.5" x 7.5"
B = (5) each 3.5" x 3.5"
C = (3) each 3.5" x 1.5"
D = (1) each 7.5" x 1.5"
E1 = (1)each 11.5" x 1.5"
G = (1) each 11.5 x 2.5"
H = (1) each 13.5" x 2.5"
First, lay out the squares for the block the way that you want them.
Next, connect the smaller squares (B) together with the small sashing pieces (C) creating a pair and a triplet piece.
Using strip D, connect the pair of small squares with the larger square.
Finally, sew the 2.5" pieces to the top and left.
Here's another block I made (note: I added some sashing on the bottom and right as I am going to use this as a block on an improv quilt).
If you make the block properly (e.g. without the extra 2 strips that I used in the last photo), you will end up with a block that is 13.5". In my quilt, I went 4 blocks tall x 4 blocks side. After you determine how you want to lay out your quilt, you will need to sew an extra 2.5" strip to the right and bottom of the quilt (see the sashing in the image below in a slightly darker blue).
On my quilt, I chose to add some 1.5" squares around the perimeter before adding another 1.5" piece of sashing and then the binding.
It was a fun, and relatively easy, quilt to make. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions ...