This is a fun, fast quilt to make and a GREAT quilt for a beginner. You only need to buy 10 different 1/8 yard strips and the cutting and sewing is easy since there are no matching seams or squaring up edges to worry about. This finished quilt measures 36″ x 40″, but to add more rows just cut one extra 1/8 yard per extra row you want. On to the tutorial….
Your quilt should have 10 rows. In each row, you will use 2 of each size piece above. There is no set order…since the fabrics you use will determine where you put your squares, but if you need help you can look at the quilt below and you should be able to tell what sizes I put where. I labeled the 1st couple of rows if you need help…
Once you get the rows laid out and the darks and light fabrics evenly spaced, sew the blocks together into rows, press, and sew your rows together and press. You should now have yourself a cute little quilt top in no time at all! I thought this one would be a good play mat quilt for a boy….to make it a crib size just add two more rows (cut 2 extra 1/8 yard pieces…so 12 instead of 10).
The fabrics used in this quilt are from the Wheels collection by Riley Blake. You can find it here or here. here. I’ve had lots of questions about the polka dots….the yellow dot and the blue and orange dot I have no idea. The orange on orange dot is from the wheels collection, the green and blue polka dot is Anna Marie Horner from the garden party line, the green outlined dots with some yellow dots thrown in is from the Mingle line by Robert Kaufman. The orange print that is kind of leafy with the brown dot in the middle is a Riley Blake print. Any of the others I have no idea but they are probably old!