Happy 4th of July. Hope all of you in the US are enjoying the holiday. Here in northeast Wisconsin we have a perfect summer day—temperatures in the mid 70’s and low humidity. It doesn’t get better than that!
Today’s baby quilt is one more variation of sashed squares. The blocks look like they have drop shadows. As with the other quilts in this series, it’s a quick one to put together.
One charm pack of (42) 5” squares
One yard of background fabric (white in my quilt)
5/8 yard of accent fabric (orange in my quilt)
1/2 yard of binding fabric
From background fabric cut:
(4) strips 2” x width of fabric
(2) strips 6-1/2” x width of fabric; sub-cut into (35) rectangles 1-1/2” x 6-1/2” for sashing between blocks
(6) strips 1-1/2” x width of fabric for sashing between rows.
From accent fabric cut:
(2) strips 3-1/2” x width of fabric
(2) strips 5” x width of fabric
1. Sew a 2” strip of background fabric to a 3-1/2” strip of accent fabric. Make two. Sub-cut each strip set into (21) 2” segments.
2. Sew a segment from step 1 to one side of each charm square. Repeat for each charm square.
3. Repeat Step 1 using the 5” strips of accent fabric and the remaining 2” strips of background fabric.
4. Sew a segment from step 3 to the bottom of each charm square. Make sure the background squares are in opposite corners for each block. Make 42 blocks.
Arrange blocks in seven rows of six blocks each. Sew each row together with a
1-1/2” x 6-1/2” sashing strip between the blocks.
Sew the rows together with a 1-1/2” sashing strip between the rows.
I didn’t add any border to my quilt and it finished about 41” x 48”. If you want your quilt a little larger, feel free to add borders.
The quilting is just simple spirals, swirls and crescents.
I’m linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop” Friday. Take a look at the links there for other fun projects. Be sure to come back here tomorrow for day 6 of Baby Quilt Blitz!