15 Dec 2014
Hi! It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl! I am super excited to be here sharing my quilt pattern using The Cottage Garden fabric line by The Quilted Fish.
My favorite fabric line is always the one I'm currently sewing with - and so this fabric makes the top of the list!
I love to make baby quilts to give as gifts. I try and make each quilt different. This pattern is great because it shows off the wonderful patterns in the fabric with the larger blocks and it sews up pretty quick (you can make this in a few hours)
Finished Quilt 38.5" x 45"
Let's get started
fat quarters of assorted prints from The Cottage Garden
1 yard white and grey polka dot fabric
1/2 yard fabric for binding
1 1/2 yard backing (flannel)
Cut (11) 8" white dot squares
Cut (11) 8" patterned squares
Cut (7) patterned rectangles 13.5" x 7"
Cut (7) patterned squares 7"
To make the hourglass block.....
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the dot fabric from corner to corner.
Match up each print & dot fabric square in sets right sides together. You can pin if you feel the fabrics might shift.
Sew 1/4" along both sides of the diagonal line.
Cut along the diagonal line then again the opposite direction as pictured:
Press each triangle set toward the dark. Match up the hourglass blocks like this:
Continue this process with each of the dot and patterened squares. You will need 21 total hourglass blocks.
Arrange the quilt with the hourglass blocks, rectangles and solid squares. You can play with the design - this is what I came up with. Each row has 3 hour glass blocks, 1 rectangle and 1 solid square. A total of 7 rows.
Sew the blocks together in rows and then the rows together using 1/4" seams and pressing alternately for easy seam matching.
I have been branching out and I am really loving the spray basting technique. I taped the back to the floor, sprayed it with Spray n Bond, placed the batting on top, sprayed it, then layed the quilt top on. No pinning required! This made quilting a breeze!
I free motion quilted this on my regular machine. I also have been trying to branch out with my quilt designs. I added this little 4-petal flower design in with the loop-de-loos.
Add the binding and it's finished! I can't wait to give this to my friend who expecting her first baby!!