Ready to be quilted…

This quilt is up next, since I failed to complete the backing for the floral quilt. You got a little peek at this one yesterday – as mentioned, I used these 4″ pre-cut squares that I received for Christmas. I pulled all that used aqua/green, navy, and olive. There weren’t enough for an entire quilt, so I was forced to get creative… and with a little help from my quilt consultant (Morgan), I came up with this design.

In order to make the quilt large enough, I separated the 4″ squares into blocks of 12 (4 across by 3 down). I framed each block with white and then alternated this with blocks of white framed in a corresponding fabric. These prints are mainly from the Amy Butler Daisy Chain line, as that’s what I had available at the time.

(please ignore all the wrinkles – it’s been rolled up waiting to be quilted!)

In case anyone is interested, the measurements are as follows:

The patchwork blocks require 12 4″ squares, sewn together 4 by 3. For this quilt, I used 8 patchwork blocks, or 96 4″ squares. My squares were a little less than square, so once the squares were sewn together, I trimmed each block to 10 1/2″ x 14″.

I then cut 7 white rectangles of the same size (10 1/2″ x 14″)

The patchwork blocks were framed with 3″ strips of solid white, while the white blocks were framed with 3″ strips of the daisy chain fabrics.

Finished blocks measure approximately 15″ x 19″ and the quilt itself measures approximately 55″ x 73″. I expect it to shrink a bit, as my fabrics are not pre-washed.

I love the look of this one, and I think you may see it here again in the future with different fabrics!

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28 Responses to Ready to be quilted…

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    Alissa says:

    It’s so cooool and pretty!!! Lovely!! And quick to sew up I’d think? Nice!

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    Cami says:

    oh, I love it! What a great pattern. Such a great way to show off all the different fabrics, and it is very pleasing to the eye. Great job!

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    Amber says:

    I love this quilt – it’s so pretty! and thanks for the mini-tutorial on it 🙂

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    Jill says:

    Oh, that looks sooo cool! Its like hanging empty picture frames on a wall. Nice design! 🙂

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    MichelleB says:

    Great design! Love it. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

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    Love all the color combos 🙂 have fun quilting!

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    Valerie says:

    Oooooh, love it. Love the colors. Love the pattern you came up with. All of it!

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    Tara T. says:

    I really love this!! I might have to make a similar quilt! Thanks for the measurements!

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    Jody says:

    Love your design…and of course the colours…you work so fast!!

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    erica says:

    just found your blog. i love this quilt. i’m gonna have to check back often.

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    terriaw says:

    This quilt is really cool! I have these fabrics and haven’t decided what to make yet. I love how the blocks look offset, with your use of white for framing or centers. Great design!

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    Kathy says:

    I really like the look of this, and the way the charm squares go together. Cute.

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    Kate says:

    Great design, Ash!

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    amylouwho says:

    This is beautiful! I love all the white to set of the pretty green/aqua pallette.

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    jacquie says:

    this is exquisite!!! came to ask you to drop me your email addy when you have a minute…got caught up in looking at the quilt. so glad you joined the project! i’ll be sending out details and a flickr invite in the next couple of days.

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    Kerri says:

    i love this and what a great pattern!! will have to keep this one in mind for the future!! thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Tif says:

    Very pretty! Can’t wait to see it quilted up!

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    Amy says:

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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    Amy says:

    I can’t wait to see how you quilt it!

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    josie says:

    Looks fabulous! I love the colour scheme…so fresh. It reminds me that spring will eventually be here.

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    Tracy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I used it to make a quilt for my grandma. 🙂 I posted about it if you are interested in seeing it!

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    Elisabeth says:

    I have a question about this fabric. I want to order this fabric
    but I wanted to know if the background is brown or dark green.

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