This is a ‘quilt as you go‘ quilt with the sashing added as you piece it together. It is fully reversible and looks great in either soft vintage materials or bright moderns colours.
We have just done line quilting but you can quilt it how you wish. After quilting the finished quilt measures approx. 62″ x 52″
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What you Need
NOTE: I have worked out the yardage based on a piece of fabric that gives me a minimum of 40″ in width of fabric. If your fabric is wider you may be able to get 4 squares across the wof instead of the 3 squares that I have used in the calculation. Hence you may need a little less fabric. Personally I would rather have little extra which I can use at a later stage in a crumb quilt or strip quilt.
Total fabric requirements:
- Colour 1 – approx. 3½ yards
- Colour 2 – approx. 3½ yards
- Colour 3 – Sashing – approx. 1½ yards
Cut as follows:
- Colour 1: – 20 squares measuring 10½” x 10½” (approx 2¼ yards)
- Colour 2:- 20 squares measuring 10½” x 10½” (approx 2¼ yards)
- Batting :- 20 squares measuring 10½” x 10½”
- 14 strips @ 1″ x WOF (width of fabric)
- 14 strips @ 2″ x WOF
- (More specific cutting requirements further on)
Top and Bottom Borders
- Colour 1 – cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”)
- Colour 2 – cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”)
- Batting – cut 2 strips @ (40″ x 6½”)
- Colour 1 – cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”)
- Colour 2 – cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”)
- Batting – cut 2 strips @ (50″ x 6½”)
- Sashing – cut 2 strips @ (63″ x 1″)
- Sashing – cut 2 strips @ (63″ x 2″)
- Colour 1 – cut 4 squares @ (6½” x 6½”)
- Colour 2 – cut 4 squares @ (6½” x 6½”)
- Batting – cut 4 squares @ (6½” x 6½”)
- Sashing – cut 4 strips @ (1″ x 6½”)
- Sashing – cut 4 strips @ (2″ x 6½”)
How to Assemble the Quilt
Create a quilt sandwich with 1 square of each colour and 1 square of batting.
Make a quilt sandwich as follows:
- Colour 1 – right side facing down
- Colour 2 – right side facing up.
- Line up the edges of the fabric and the batting.
Quilt as you wish or do some line quilting as we have done.
- Draw lines 1″ apart on the lighter coloured fabric. Line the square up on the mat so that you have approx ¼” on either side. This will give you a centre line at 5″.
- Pin the three layers together to keep everything in place while you sew.
- Sew along the drawn lines.
- Use a walking foot if you have one.
- Repeat for all the squares.
- Trim the squares to 10″. Check the video for 2 different methods on how to do this.
Short Sashing Pieces for centre squares.
- You will need 15 strips at (10″ x 1″)
- You will also need 15 strips (10″ x 2″)
- Fold the 2″ strips in half and press to get a nice crisp fold.
- Place a 1″ sashing strip to the back of the quilt square and the folded strip to the front of the quilt square. Make sure the raw edges are all lined up. The folded edge of the 2″ strips should be facing away from the edge.
- Sew the quilt sandwich with the sashing in place with a ¼” seam.
Do this with all 20 squares.
- Lay out the squares how you want them to look.
- Now we need to join the squares into rows.
- This step is a little tricky so I suggest you watch the video below to see exactly how this is done.
- Line up the 1″ strip from the 1st block along the edge of the next block.
- Pin in place along the edge.
- Sew with a ¼” seam.
- Now place the loose sashing piece over the seam lines. You will notice that the seams will fill the space.
- Topstitch the sashing in place, close to the folded edge.
- Join all the blocks into rows in the same way.
- Once all the blocks have been sewn into rows add the long sashing pieces to join the rows together in the same way. as you joined the blocks together.
- When joining the rows together make sure you line up the sashing strips.
- Sandwich the pieces together the same way you did when you created the blocks.
- These layers need to be quilted. You can do this in any way you wish, I have chosen to create curved lines.
- You could also quilt the border in the same way you did the blocks, with 1″ lines.
- Attach the borders to the centrepiece in the same way as you joined the blocks together.
Making up the Long Side Borders
- Sandwich the batting between one border fabric in colour 1 and one border fabric in colour 2.
- Quilt as before. Again I am using my Leaves Galore Ruler to create some curved lines.
- I have used line quilting on the cornerstones, 1″ apart, the same as on the blocks.
- Attach the sashing to the cornerstones in the same manner as we added the sashing to the squares.
- Attach the cornerstone pieces to the border piece.
- Attach the 63″ sashing pieces to the long borders along the side edges of the quilt using the same method that we used previously.
- Attach the borders to the quilt.
- Add the binding and you’re done.
If you need help with adding the binding, here is a link to our tutorial how to machine bind a quilt.
WATCH THE FULL STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO HERE