Color Weave Quilt

Color Weave - Julie Hirt 627handworks

Hi there!  This is Julie Hirt of 627handworks and I’d like to share a pattern using the colorful Tucker Prairie line. Sometimes I just want to make something quick and easy – and these large blocks come together fast!   There are several different quilt sizes you can make using 2 layer cakes, so be sure to check out those options out below.


For this tutorial I made the “Throw Size” measuring 57″ x 68″.

1 layer cake Tucker Prairie
1 layer cake Moda Bella Solids
1/2 yard fabric for binding with 2.5″ strips
3.5 yards for backing

Size Options (binding & backing may differ from above):

Crib: 12 blocks – 4 blocks wide, 3 rows (38″ x 51″)
Toddler Throw: 18 blocks – 5 blocks wide, 3 rows (47.5″ x 51″)
Throw:  24 blocks – 6 blocks wide, 4 rows (57″ x 68″)
Twin: 35 blocks – 7 blocks wide, 5 rows (66.5″ x 85″)
Full/Double: 40 blocks – 8 blocks wide, 5 rows (76″ x  85″)
Extra Long Twin:  42 blocks – 7 blocks wide, 6 rows (66.5″ x 102″)


Grab your fabrics and let’s get started.

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Pull 24 prints and 24 solids.

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Place a print and solid right sides together.  Stitch 1/4″ seam allowance along one side.

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Lay your block on your cutting mat and from the stitched side measure over 3.5″ from the edge of the fabric (NOT the stitch line).  Then measure 5″ from the edge (or 1.5″ from the first marking).

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Cut along those lines.  You’ll have a stitched section, two 1.5″ strips and two 5″ strips.

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Alternate your colors and prints and layout:  5″, 1.5″, sewn section, 1.5″, 5″.
(In my head I refer to it as large, small, medium, medium, small, large.)
Stitch together.

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You should have one block measuring 10″ x 17.5″.
It’s okay to trim the sides slightly if needed, just make sure all of your blocks are trimmed to the same size.

Iron to the print side. When assembling the blocks the seam allowances will fold in opposite directions, making it easy to nest up your blocks.

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Repeat until you have 24 blocks.

This will go super fast if you make an assembly line (pair and stitch all the blocks, then measure and cut all the blocks, then piece all of the blocks at the same time).

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Align your blocks so colors/prints are opposite from block to block and row to row.

Arrange in 4 rows of 6 blocks.

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This would also be fun using solids (for this size you need 48 assorted 10″ squares).

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Throw size quilt measuring 57″ x 68″.

I hope you enjoy this one – if you make a Color Weave Quilt I would love to see your version!  Feel free to contact me through or tag me on Instagram @juliehirt

Happy Stitching!
Julie Hirt

18 comments on “Color Weave Quilt

  1. CruiseFan says:

    OMG – This so easy and so cool!
    What a great way for displaying color!
    Depending what you have (in your stash) I see this also working fantastically with grey instead of white.
    I already printed the instructions – this will definitely be on my to-do-list!
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  2. sogalthoughts says:


  3. kathyinmn says:

    Wow! This would be cool in so many different colorways, and like CruiseFan said, with other colors for the white too. Great tutorial.

  4. Gillian Harrison says:

    I see you have a neat little label on your quilt, can you tell me where you get them from? They add a very finished touch to your lovely quilt, thanks

  5. Kaye Neilson says:

    I love it – I’m going to do it!!!!

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  7. Susan says:

    I too would love to know where you buy your labels. Should be a quick one to put together.

  8. SarahZ says:

    I LOVE this…always need a good layer cake option, and this is GREAT!

  9. Thanks everyone! Be sure to tag or email me if you make one – I’d love to see it.

  10. Andrea says:

    Thanks for sharing this “happy” quilt tutorial. Our guild’s first charity is for baby blankets. This seems a perfect fit.

  11. I absolutely want to make this quilt. I’m putting it on my list!

  12. lynndon3 says:

    I work with the returning vets from Afganistan. I am going to make it red, white and blue!! Thanks for the great (and easy) pattern.

  13. I like, I like! So simple and stunning at the same time.

  14. Lisa says:

    This is so pretty. I’m going to try it with all prints and see how it turns out. Thanks for the tutorial!

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