Gracie Girl Quilt

Posted by AmandaN on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Gracie Girl

Hi!  I'm Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  I am happy to be here at Riley Blake today!  My favorite Riley Blake fabric line is always the fabric I am currently sewing with!  It's all so wonderful!  I love the Gracie Girl fabrics - such great colors and patterns with a kind of retro feel.  I love this quilt pattern because it really shows off the fabric.  This tutorial is for a baby quilt, but you can make it any size - I think it would be a darling throw quilt!


Finished Quilt Size: 39 1/2" x 47"

Finished Block Size: 8"


12 fabrics - fat quarters or quarter yard cuts

Theme print 8 1/2" x WOF

white background fabric 2 yards

Backing 1 1/2 yards

Binding 1/2 yard

Begin by cutting the white fabric into strips 2" x WOF.  Cut 24 of them

Cut the assorted print fabrics 5 1/2" x WOF

Cut the theme print 8 1/2" x 40 1/2"

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Before you begin sewing, make sure your 1/4" seams are exact.  If they are the slightest bit off, the blocks will be uneven.  It can be helpful to put a piece of masking tape on your sewing platform to help guide the fabric to a perfect 1/4" seam.

Sew a white strip to both sides of the patterned fabric like this:

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Press seams toward the dark.

Cut the strip sets in 8 1/2" increments.

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Continue this process with each of your patterned fabrics.  You will get 4 out of 1 WOF strip set.  I like a variety of patterns, and so I ended up with some extra blocks. 

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Now that the blocks are all finished, lay out the quilt.  Alternate the direction of each block.  Add the theme print strip.  I choose to add mine 1 row up from the bottom.  You can put it anywhere.

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Sew the blocks together to form rows.  Press the seams alternating each side per row.  I always press toward the even rows and away from the odd rows - so I always remember!

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Sew the rows together.  I can't get enough of these fabrics!

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Quilt as desired, then bind.  I quilted loop-de-loos all over the quilt.  You can really see the quilting in this photo.  Straight lines would be super cute as well!

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I love how it turned out!  I put flannel on the back so it would be extra snugly.

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Gracie Girl


Category: Quilts


  1. Great tutorial! Love the quilt! Beautiful and easy. Just how I like them. Really does showcase the fabrics. Thank You.
    by Luba
    December 16th, 2013 at 3:45 a.m.
  2. Beautiful!
    by Joey
    December 16th, 2013 at 5:28 a.m.
  3. I'm starting a twin quilt this week for GB new bed. Think this is the one I'll do. Love it. Do you quilt in your reg sewing machine?
    by Carol
    December 16th, 2013 at 6:29 a.m.
  4. Gorgeous!
    by Christine Sherman
    December 16th, 2013 at 3:33 p.m.
  5. Love the beautiful quilt ! I would like to make for my grand daughters.
    by Stella Gerberick
    December 16th, 2013 at 10:12 p.m.
  6. I really like the simplicity of this pattern! I think you could applique a child's name or any design element on the them print...lots of ideas! Thank you for the tutorial!
    by carol broughton
    December 17th, 2013 at 5:47 a.m.
  7. Hello, Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. It is a darling quilt and you are Awesome for sharing the tutorial. I think it is inspiring for a beginner, and a great quilt for a pro to make. Blessings on your head :)
    by Marise
    March 05th, 2014 at 7:07 a.m.
  8. great tutorial! I love the sew as you go. {:-D
    by storybeader
    March 13th, 2014 at 6:13 a.m.

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