This week I’ve made a small quilt finishing 32″ by 48″. As ever, the pattern looks completely different once several quilt blocks have been sew togehter, but I’m all out of ideas for waht to call it. I’ve used some William Morris fabric so for the moment I have gone with the very unimaginative name of Morris Quilt for it.
The quilt uses 1/2 yard of black fabric, 1 yard of cream fabric and 1.1/4 yards of red fabric.
2.1/2″ squares: twenty four cream, forty eight red
2.7/8″ squares: eighty cream, seventy two black, fifty six re
twelve cream rectangles 4.1/2″ by 2.1/2″, forty eight red rectangles 4.1/2″ by 2.1/2″
Making the quilt
All the 2.7/8″ squares are used to make half square triangle units. these are made by placing two fabric squares with right sides together and marking a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and then cut along the line. This produces two half square triangle units. You will need these combinations of colurs:
twenty four squares each of black and red
forty eight squares each of black and cream
thirty two squares each of red and cream
I know it’s a lot of half square triangles to make, but it does give a very pretty quilt.
Each quilt block is made using eight rows of eight squares each. It is symmetrical, but I’ll list the way all the rows are made up:
row 1: red 4.1/2″ rectangle, black/red triangle, two black/cream triangles, black/red triangle, red rectangle
row 2: red rectangle, red square, two red/cream triangles, red square, red rectangle
row 3: black/red triangle, red square, black/cream triangle, cream rectangle, black/cream triangle, red square, red/black triangle
row 4: black/cream triangle, red/cream triangle, cream square, two black/cream triangles, cream square, red/cream triangle, red/black triangle
row 5: black/cream triangle, red/cream triangle, cream square, two black/cream triangles, cream square, red/cream triangle, black/cream triangle
row 6: black/red triangle, red square, black/cream triangle, cream rectangle, black/cream triangle, red square, black/red triangle
row 7: red rectangle, red square, two red/cream triangles, red square, red rectangle
row 8: red rectangle, black/red triangle, two black/cream triangles, black/red triangle, red rectangle
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to make a 16″ finished size quilt block. Make six of these and sew them together in pairs. Sew the three pairs of blocks together to make a quilt top two blocks wide and three blocks long.
The Morris quilt top is now complete and ready for layering, quilting and binding. Full details of these steps can be found in the learn to quilt section.
Here’s the video: