A pretty stack

After stealing away time here and there to sew the past week I have a pretty stack of blocks!  These will be a Twin size quilt for Sophie.
This quilt was a big fat pain to cut out because I wanted so many fabrics in it, but after cutting it went together quickly with chain piecing.
This block makes a perfect Twin size quilt (66” x 88”) if you make 48 blocks, 8 rows of 6 blocks each.
Here’s a quick diagram of the sizes to cut your strips if you ever want to make it!

Triple Square Block Cutting Dimensions_thumb[1]

Again these are the cut sizes…not the sizes after sewing!  The center is a 2 1/2” square and the rest of the strips are 2”.  I could get all these pieces plus some extras out of 2 strips 2” x width of fabric” (except the 2 1/2” square).
In my quilt I’m only using 3 main colors, and lots of white!  So it will probably be dirty 2 seconds after I put it on my 2 year old’s bed… but it’s worth it.  Luckily Oxi-clean and I are already BFF’s.  😉

42 Responses to A pretty stack

  1. HalfDozen March 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    My first thought, nice and bright! perfect for spring. Great looking, thanks for sharing the measurements- can I ask though how much fabric would I need? Would a FQ pack and a yard of solid pull this off?

  2. Sheila March 23, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    This is going to be beautiful! Thank you for sharing the measurements of the block pieces.

  3. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ March 23, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    So pretty and fresh looking with the pale solid colors and little fussy cuts. Your daughter is going to love it!

  4. Auntie Pami March 23, 2014 at 12:18 am #

    You pick the best colors

  5. Donna Rothchild March 23, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    My head hurts just thinking about all that cutting! It is absolutely beautiful … it just shouts "spring."

  6. Lin March 23, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    Beautiful colours – this will be a gorgeous quilt. Your timing is perfect since I'm just about to launch into my first Courthouse Steps quilt. This gives me a good idea how it will turn out although I'm using jelly rolls so my blocks will be a bit bigger. I couldn't face all that cutting!!

  7. Paula @ Sewy Stuff March 23, 2014 at 1:41 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing the dimensions. Your colors are wonderful. Love the kitty center. Makes me want to do one with all fussy cut centers.

  8. Grandmasewnsew March 23, 2014 at 1:43 am #

    Just lovely. Great idea to use a 2.5 center then 2 by cuts. It really makes the centers pop!

  9. allison March 23, 2014 at 2:05 am #

    A yard and a FQ pack would definitely be enough…I didn't write down my exact yardage requirements because I cut it from so many different prints…but you should have plenty! :) -Allison

  10. Georgi March 23, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    How sweet are those blocks! Hope we get to see the finished quilt ~ it's going to be adorable!

  11. A Quilter's Mission March 23, 2014 at 5:14 am #

    This quilt is beyond precious! She's going to love it.

  12. Carie March 23, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    Oh those colour combinations are just gorgeous – the perfect combination of pink without being all out Princess!

  13. Paula Walsh March 23, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Looks fabulous thanks for sharing.

  14. MalinisQuilts March 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    This quilt is beautiful! Love all the colors!

  15. Judith Blinkenberg March 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    The colors are just perfect! You do such awesome work and I thank you for the measurements! You are a treasure.

  16. diane quilts March 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    Great colors ~ so cheery for a little girl!

    Thanks for all the measurements!

  17. Fabric Fanatic March 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    love the colors and your fabric choices! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt and I know your toddler will just love it.

  18. Becky March 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    Turning out to be such a cute quilt! Love it!

  19. Jana March 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    So lovely colors! My daughter looked at your photos, and she loves the pink fabric with whit cats, the aqua (her favourite color at these times)… Nice work!

  20. Chelsea Huckins March 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    These colors are great. Thanks for the tutorial :)

  21. raggedy amy's March 23, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    Wow! Well done. That's an inspiration for this newbie 😄

  22. Melia Mae Quilting March 23, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Beautiful! You did an excellent job on it!!!! I can't wait to see the finishing quilt!

  23. Martina March 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Fantastic and thanks for sharing the block template. I just finished my first half-square-triangle quilt and I've been itching to try my hand and something more complicated but wasn't sure where to start. Now I think I'll try this block :)

  24. Cheryl March 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Such wonderful colors, just beautiful!

  25. Livihus March 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    I just love the beautiful colors in this quilt, and the "cat – fabric" is adorable! Lucky Sophie :) Thank you so much for sharing the measurements of the block!

    Best wishes from Norway.

  26. deesy March 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Hi, This is lovely and as a new quilter I really appreciate your diagrams and measurements.

  27. Dondi Murdock March 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    What a great mom you are! I still remember the
    'horsey' quilt I had when I was small. It had adorable appliqued rocking horses on it. I loved it until it was in shreds. I wish my mother had saved those shreds for me, but, alas, she threw them out. Hopefully, today's new fabrics will last longer than my beloved horsey quilt. I'm hoping my grandchildren's quilts last many happy years.

  28. Dondi Murdock March 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    What a great mom you are! I still remember the
    'horsey' quilt I had when I was small. It had adorable appliqued rocking horses on it. I loved it until it was in shreds. I wish my mother had saved those shreds for me, but, alas, she threw them out. Hopefully, today's new fabrics will last longer than my beloved horsey quilt. I'm hoping my grandchildren's quilts last many happy years.

  29. Patricia De Baene March 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    a very pretty stack indeed

    greetings
    Patricia x

  30. Cynthia March 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Love the colors. Its so pretty can't wait to see it finished. Thanks Cynthia

  31. Jo March 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    This is looking really pretty Allison! So delicate and feminine

  32. Kate March 25, 2014 at 1:50 am #

    So beautiful! What pretty colours too.

  33. Tamie March 25, 2014 at 2:09 am #

    Sophie's a lucky girl. So pretty.

  34. Sarah Seufert March 25, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    SO MANY CUT PIECES FOR EACH AND EVERY SQUARE IN MAKIN A TWIN QUILT FOR SOPHIE. Lovely prints in a trio of pastel colors: pale greens, golds and pinks. Love to see it when you're finished sewing. Please post a few photos then… thanks. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

  35. Rhona March 25, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    I love the colours you've used 😊 so pretty! If I was just choosing fat quarters any idea how many I'd need?

  36. Rebecca Grace April 1, 2014 at 1:42 am #

    But WHY a big fat pain, compared to other quilts you've done? The fussy cut kitty is darling.

  37. erica e April 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    those colors and the little framed kitties are so cute!

  38. Jennifer Bell April 3, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Yum!

  39. Emmi April 6, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    Just discovered your blog and absolutely love it :) http://finestprocrastination.blogspot.co.uk/

  40. Kathi Riemer April 8, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    I love your fabric choices! Thank you for sharing.

  41. Anderton's April 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    This is adorable.

  42. Susan Arnold May 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    This is adorable! Love your variety of fabrics!

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