Hello Everyone! It's Crystal Hendrix from over at Hendrixville where I talk about my crazy life with kids with Autism and what I keep myself busy with!
I saw this line and was immediately so happy with how bright it was! I was inspired to create a simple quilt that would fit on my bed. We see so many quilts but how many can we use them on a daily basis? This one you can! It's a perfect quilt to try for beginners who might be a little afraid to approach a larger quilt!
3 Fat Quarter Bundles Pezzy Print by American Jane (I know it's a lot but we use almost every inch of it!)
1 Charm Pack Pezzy Print by American Jane (This is used for the back piecing)
6 1/4 yards 216051 23 (black fabric - backing)
When cutting out your fat quarters, I used all the pieces except for the black pieces. This gives you a total of 11 different colors. Eight of your colors you will need a total of 6 - 10.5"x15" ( 3 fat quarter pieces) and three of your colors you will need a total of 5 - 10.5"x15" ( 2 1/2 fat quarters).
Viola! You have your very "large" quilt top all done.
Now for the back of the quilt I decided to do something a little different. You can use your leftover pieces of your fat quarters and the charm pack to give your back the best look.
For the back, piecing will be rather easier this way too. Cut 4 - 42"x34" pieces and 2 - 42" x32" pieces. This is the black yardage.
For the middle section, you will need a total of 44 - colored 5" squares (don't use the black charm pieces from the charm pack - use your leftover fat quarter pieces instead) and 22 - black 9.5"x5" pieces.
Sew the two colored charm pieces together and press, and then sew it to the bottom black piece.
Sew 11 pieces together for one row, and then another 11 pieces together for the bottom row. When assembling them (see diagram above) you will want to sew together the 2 rows so that the black pieces are being sandwiched by the colored blocks.
Once you have finished your back piece, baste quilt and bind as desired. Use your leftover 3"x10.5" as your binding pieces. You can either trim them down to 2.5"x10.5" or keep them as they are. Sew together ALL of the 10.5" pieces together for your binding.
An approximately 90.5"x102" bright and colorful quilt perfect for Spring!
I hope you enjoy making this quilt as much as I did! I would love to see your own quilts! Feel free to email me with any questions and of course your beautiful quilts! (firstname.lastname@example.org)