Hi there! I am excited and also a bit relieved to share this pattern with you!
This is a really fun quilt, and is a great pattern for a beginner quilter. This is a very long winded/picture heavy post....I apologize in advance.
There is a video at the end of how I did the free motion quilting. So if you are just interested in the video you can scroll to the bottom and check it out.
Wow, I had no idea how much work went into making a pattern and tutorial for a whole quilt.
I hope everything is clear, and if something is not clear or if you notice a mistake feel free to leave a comment and I will try and clear anything up that you may have questions about.
1 Charm Pack
1 Mini Charm Pack
1 Yard of White Fabric
1/3 Yard for Binding
1 Yard for the backing
1 Yard for batting
Cutting Tools (rotarty cutter, rulers, and mat)
From your Charm Pack you will need 24 blocks that are left uncut - these are used for Block 4.
You will then sub-cut 12 charms into 1 3/4" x 3" -giving you 24 rectangles for Blocks 2 and 3.
From your MINI charm pack you will need:
8 squares un-cut
Sub-cut 16 MINI charms into 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares for block 3.
From white fabric:
Cut the following strips:
4 strips: 2" X Width of Fabric (WOF)
9 strips: 1 3/4" x WOF
**I strongly suggest leaving your strips un-cut so that you can chain piece when piecing your blocks together.
If you do not want to chain piece your strips you will make the following sub-cuts to your strips:
For block one:
16 pieces 1 3/4 " x 2 1/2"
16 pieces 1 3/4" x 5 "
For blocks 2 and 3:
32 pieces 1 1/2" x 3"
32 pieces 1 1/2" x 5"
The tutorials I am showing do not show the chain piecing, but rather they show how to assemble each block with the fabrics cut to the exact size. So just keep that in mind when looking at the block assembly.
Each block will need to be squared down to 5"x 5"
If you pin where all of your seams meet, then you will get your blocks to line up really well:
Now that your quilt top is done. You will need to make your quilt sandwich.
Cut your backing and batting about 3" bigger (on all sides) than your quilt top.
Place backing right side down on a hard flat surface and use painters tape to secure.
Then put your batting on next. Make sure you have it nice and flat.
Lay your quilt top on top of your batting.
Flatten it out and get rid of any wrinkles. Also make sure you center it.
Then baste. I pinned mine on on each of the square's corners:
Now you are ready to quilt:
I made a little video on this section. I did this because I don't think you can properly explain this just by pictures. So here you go:
Here are some close ups of the quilting:
Now that is the longest post I have ever done in my entire life.
And now I'm going to make it even longer with a couple more pictures! ;)
If you decide to make this quilt, I would love to see it. Upload a picture to my Flickr group, or send me an email!
Talk to you soon,