Are you still looking for the perfect gift for special someone? Would you like that gift to be homemade? For the third day of our “Comfort & Joy” series we have a super-fast-to-make quilt that you can whip up in less than a day!
The fabric I used is from my favorite quilt store and when I saw it I knew I just had to make a quilt out of it! When I got home I realized all the fabric was from Buggy Barn. You may remember Rose’s Palindrome which is also made from Buggy Barn fabric. Hmmm … I think I see a pattern.
|Finished Size:60″ by 75″|
- 5/8 yard each of 4 different fabrics (for 4 small squares)
- 1-1/8 yard of 1 fabric (for 1 big square)
- 1/4 yard of binding fabric
- 4 yards for backing
- 64″ by 79″ piece of batting
- Safety Pins
- You will also need yarn of your choice and a darning needle
For small squares, cut out 15 squares from each of your four fabrics at 6-1/2″.
For large squares, cut out 15 squares from your one fabric at 12-1/2″.
Sew four of the small squares (one of each color) together to create a 12-1/2″ square. Repeat until you have blocks.
Use the diagram below to assemble your quilt.
Cut and sew your 4 yards of backing fabric so you have a piece larger than 60″ by 75″.
Assemble a quilt sandwich with your top, batting and backing. Next, using safety pins begin pinning your quilt sandwich approximately every six inches.
Using a darning needle and your chosen yarn, begin making knots by going all the way through the quilt sandwich and back up. Put a yarn knot through each block’s corners except those on the outside edge (this is where your binding will be). Remove safety pins when you’re finished.
Cut off excess batting and backing fabric. Cut your binding fabric into (7) 1″ strips and sew in a chain. Iron the strips in half lengthwise and then place fold over edge of quilt. Sew a 1/4″ line down the side going through all layers of fabric. This will create a raw edged binding – adding to the quickness of this quilt!
Step back and enjoy! Give to friend or family member!