Gracie Girl Quilt
Posted by AmandaN on Monday, December 16th, 2013
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"
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:
Press seams toward the dark.
Cut the strip sets in 8 1/2" increments.
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.
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.
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!
Sew the rows together. I can't get enough of these fabrics!
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!
I love how it turned out! I put flannel on the back so it would be extra snugly.