Cool Water Quilt
Create a cool nine patch quilt. It's fun. It's easy. And it's a great way to make a stylish splash in any row of squares. This darling quilt is a great weekend project and it can be made with new yardage or strips.
|(12) Fat 1/8||Assorted blue and green prints||Cut (20) 2 1/2" Squares from each print|
|(12) Fat 1/8||Assorted white and cream prints||Cut (20) 2 1/2" Squares from each print|
|1/2 yd||Binding fabric||Cut (5) 2 1/2" wide Strips|
|1 1/2 yd||Backing fabric|
|44" x 56"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 40" x 48"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
Piecing the Quilt:
- Arrange the 2 1/2" Squares in a pleasing manner, 20 across by 24 down.
- Sew 20 blocks together to form a row. Press towards the darker color. Repeat to form 23 more rows.
- Sew the 12 rows together to form the quilt top. Make sure the rows are in the correct order and are not turned upside-down. It is easiest to do this by laying out all the rows on a design wall or the floor, then carefully picking up the rows and sewing them together. Press.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together, lengthwise, and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.