You’d never know it at first glance but this is SUCH an easy quilt to make…my favorite kind. This is a beginner friendly quilt, but I would recommend having some experience with simple piecing and matching seams.
This quilt is 57 inches by 71 inches.
You’ll be working with some bias edges (fabric cut on the diagonal against the grain) so I highly recommend starching your fabric before you cut.
You’ll need to cut: 80 rectangles 6” x 8”, and 80 strips 2 ½” x 8”.
I cut all of my strips from various prints and yardages, but I estimate you’d need about 20 FQ if you were buying fabric just for this.
Sew a strip onto the side of each rectangle with a ¼” seam allowance. Press seams open.
Count out 40 of the 8” squares from above.
Lay them on the cutting mat like so with the strip at the bottom, and make a diagonal cut from bottom right to top left. You can stack and cut 3 or so at a time to speed this up.
Cut all 40 squares like this, keeping the top and bottom triangles in separate piles.
Cut the remaining 40 squares, but this time cut each from the bottom left to the top right.
Gather all of the triangles with the large strip portions. Place 2 triangles together matching the seams of the strips. Pin and gently sew the triangles together.
Press seam to either side. Repeat to make 40 of these blocks.
Repeat with the small strip triangles to make 40 of these blocks.
Your blocks should measure 7 ⅝”. Mine were all fairly square so I left them as is and trimmed off the corner bits. If your blocks are a bit wonky, you can trim them up to 7 ½”.
Layout 4 of the large strip blocks as shown. Pin and sew the right and left blocks together to form two rows, and press seams in opposite directions. Pin and sew the top and bottom together to create the block. Press seam in either direction or open.
Repeat to make 10 blocks. Unfinished they should measure 14 ¾”.
Repeat with the other blocks to make 10 small square blocks.
Lay your blocks out into 5 rows of 4 blocks each, alternating in between blocks. Pin and sew your blocks together to make the rows, press, and sew the rows together to finish the quilt top.
You can make this quilt in no time by chain piecing all of your strips and triangles together. Everyone will think you’re a quilting master and nobody will suspect it was so super easy to make. ;)
If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I’ll answer them in the comments.