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)
We first want to take our fat quarter pieces and iron them out, so that there is no crease and then fold them lengthwise.
Trim it down to 21″.
Then cut the 21″ piece into two 10.5″ pieces.
Now we have 2 pieces (from each fat quarter) that are 10.5″ x 18″. Open them up and iron them if needed (by ironing them it guaranties a better cut – therefore making your sewing a lot easier later on.)
Now you trim the 2 pieces down to 15″. This will give you a total of 2 – 15″x10.5″. Now make sure that you save your 3″ strip. We will use this later for our binding.
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).
Now we will assembling our quilt top (see how fast and easy this is?) You can create any random or nonrandom design that you desire. Our layout will be 9 x 7. First sew the rows together…
Then sew your 7 rows together…
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!