I love the simplicity of this quilt. You could make it any colour shadings and it would be just as eyecatching. I’ve used the posy pot quilt block as a basis for the pattern and the finished quilt measures 36″ square. I have used 3/4 yard of the white fabric, 1/2 yard of dark blue and 1/4 yard each of light blue and medium blue.
3.1/2″ squares: twenty one white, four light blue, twelve medium blue
3.7/8″ squares: eight each in light blue and white, eight each in dark blue and white
3.1/2″ by 9.1/2″ rectangles: ten white
For the border you will need four 3.1/2″ strips of dark blue fabric
Making the posy plot quilt block
Make half square triangles with the 3.7/8″ squares in the colour combinations shown above. Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a seam 1/4″ either side of the marked line and cut along the line. This will give you two half square triangle units which are now 3.1/2″ squares.
The quilt squares are actually laid out in ten rows of ten squares, if you count the 9.1/2″ white rectangles as three squares. I can’t fit the entire layout into one photo so I’m showing you a few rows at a time. The first row has a 9.1/2″ white rectangle at each end followed by a white square with two light blue/white half square triangles in the middle. These are placed so that the two blue triangles are together, forming the top half of a diamond.
The second row has a white square at each end followed by a light blue square then a medium blue square then another white square before two more light blue/white half square triangles forming the lower half of the diamond started in row one.
The third row has a white square and two medium blue squares at each end. The middle of the row is formed with a white square and a white rectangle.
The fourth row of the posy plot quilt pattern is made with a white rectangle at each end and four dark blue/white half square triangles in the middle. Check the photo to see which way to place the half square triangles.
The fifth row begins with two light blue/white half square triangles at each end followed by a white square and then four dark blue/white half square triangles.
The sixth row is made with exactly the same patchwork squares, but they are placed with the triangles pointing differently – again you need to check the photo as you lay them out.
The last four rows are the same as the first four rows, just flipped upside down. Rows one and ten are the same, two and nine are the same, three and eight the same and four and seven the same. As I said above, it’s a really simple quilt – but I think that’s what makes it so attractive.
For the border I have used 3.1/2″ strips of dark blue fabric: two at 30.1/2″ long for the top and bottom of the posy plot quilt and two at 36.1/2″ long for the sides.
This is an easy quilt to run up in no time at all – although it may take weeks for me to finish it off and show you the quilting!
Here’s the video:
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