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Earth and sky quilt tutorial

I made this quilt top for the back of a quilt but I liked it so much that I decided this could be a quilt on its own right.

Finished quilt size: 51 in x 45.5 in.

Seam allowance is 1/4 inch.

Materials

  • Fabric scraps in blues, greens, browns and yellows.
  • One piece of  yellow fabric 53 in x 18 in
  • One piece of blue fabric 53 in x 18 in
  • 5 strips of white fabric measuring 2.5 in x 53 in
  • batting piece 53 in x 47 in
  • backing fabric piece 53 in x 47 in

Cut 68 fabric scraps in rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in. Use a similar amount of blues, greens, browns and yellows.

Cut 68 cream fabric rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in.

Assemble as per picture above alternating rectangles in colour and white with about 17 print rectangles per column.

Stitch alternating columns of white and rectangles as per picture above to obtain a large rectangle.

Assemble as per picture above.

Detail of quilt

The quilt sandwich is stipple quilted.

 

Basket of flowers lap quilt for beginners

I made this quilt a long time ago, posted a tutorial and forgot all about it. I thought it was time to share it again.

This is a beginner’s quilt. It is made with pre-cut triangles for the print fabric.  Pre-cut triangles are called turnovers and they are 6 inches wide. One pack of turnovers has 80 triangles in it.

Finished quilt size: 51 in x 45.5 in.

Seam allowance is 1/4 inch.

Materials

  • 1 pack of turnovers (Baskets of flowers Turnovers Triangles by Moda) – 80 x 6 inch triangles
  • One yard and a half of cream fabric for the triangles and border (you could also get 1 pack of turnovers in white/cream if you want to make this quilt even easier). I used Moda Bella Snow
  • Cream cotton thread
  • Batting
  • 52 in x 47 in fabric for the back of the quilt

Instructions

Cut 28 x 6 inch squares from the cream fabric and then cut the square into 2 triangles. You will obtain 56 x 6 in triangles.

Assemble white and print triangles

Stitch a total of  56 squares using the turnovers and the cream triangles.

Place a turnover over a cream triangle and stitch together along the long side right sides together.

Open and press.

Place the squares in rows of 7 squares as per picture below. You will have enough squares to complete 8 rows.

Stitch all rows together.

Sashing

The quilt at this stage is 39 in  x 44.5 in.

Cut four 2.5 inch strips (two 39 in x 2.5 in strips and two 41.5 in x 2.5 in strips) of fabric in cream.

Note: Double check the width of the finished square made of turnovers before you cut your sashing as the width may vary slightly if the sewing is not very accurate.

Border

After sashing the quilt measures about 47 in x 41.5 in.

With the 24 print turnovers left over, make 12 squares.

Place two turnovers with right side facing together, stitch along the long side.

Open square and press with seams open to avoid bulk.

Now cut the square across the diagonal.

Now repeat the same process again.

Place both triangles together with right side facing together. Stitch again along the long side.

Open and press with seams open to avoid bulk.

The resulting square is 5 inches square.

Assemble border as per picture and using 5 inch strips of fabric in cream.

Cut 10 x 5 in squares in cream/white.

Place squares alternating white and print squares as per picture with 4 print squares on the top and bottom row and 2 on the right and left sides.

When I made the quilt I forgot to measure the border properly. I suggest you stitch the 5 inch squares as per picture below and then measure the length of the required white border to finish each side.

Quilt as required. I usually stipple quilt.

Reversible turnover quilt

This quilt is reversible.

The finished quilt is 51 in x 45.5 in.

Front of quilt

  • 1 pack of turnovers (Baskets of flowers Turnovers Triangles by Moda) – 80 x 6 inch triangles
  • Plain fabric in cream for triangles, sashing and border
  • Fabric scraps for the back and one yard each of 2 more fabrics

Cut 28 6 inch squares from the cream fabric and then cut the square into 2 triangles.

Place a turnover over the cream triangle and stitch together along the long side right sides together.

Stitch a total of  56 squares using the turnovers and the cream triangles.

Assemble as per the picture below.

Sashing

Cut enough 2.5 inch strips of fabric in cream and stitch around the triangles.

Border

Make 12 squares using the 24 turnovers left over.

Press with the seam open each square and cut the square across in diagonal.

Assemble the resulting triangles as per picture below, mixing and matching from the other triangles obtained by cutting the assembled turnovers in diagonal.

Stitch across and press open. The square will be 5 inch square.

Assemble border as per picture and using 5 inch strips of fabric in cream.

Back of quilt

Cut 68 fabric scraps rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in. The colours of the rectangles are matching the fabrics on the sides, in this case yellows and greens and blues.

Cut 68 cream fabric rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in.

Assemble as per picture below.

Sashing in between strips of rectangles is 2.5 inches.

Detail of quilt

The quilt sandwich is stipple quilted.