This pattern is SO simple, and easy. It comes together quickly, and can easily be made bigger by adding more blocks. You could also make the blocks bigger, if you wanted to make a larger quilt.
I was told that the twin's room was done in navy and gray, and so I had fun picking out some awesome navy and gray prints. I wanted these quilts to be boyish, without being "babyish" if that makes any sense. I thought I really achieved that with the simple and clean lines of this pattern.
I quilted both quilts with organic wavy lines. It gave the quilt a nice texture, but kept the overall quilt simple. I sent this to the binding fairy, and she did a wonderful job binding these quilts with one of my favorite binding fabrics--- Navy Sketch by Timeless Treasures.
Finished Quilt Size 36" x 36"
Alright, let's get started!
Various Fat Quarters or quarter yard cuts of Navy and Gray
1.5 yards of background fabric (Warm White)
1.5 yards of Backing fabric (Fly Aweigh)
1/3 yard of Binding (Sketch)
13 Navy 5" Squares
12 Gray 5" Squares
25 White 5" Squares
13 White strips 2" x WOF
Step 1: Take one white 5" square and one blue 5" square (graphic 1)
Step 2: Place them right sides together. (Graphic 2)
Step 3: Stitch around the perimeter of the block a 1/4" from the outside edge. (graphic 3)
Step 4: Using a rotary cutter and ruler, slice on each diagonal. (Graphic 4)
Step 5: You will now have four half square triangles. Press them open. (Graphic 5)
Step 6: Place your half square triangles in an arrow shape. (Graphic 6)
Step 7: Place two top blocks right sides together, and sew a 1/4" seam. Do the same to the bottom two blocks (Graphic 7)
Step 8: Place the top and bottom piece right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam. Press block open. Trim blocks to all the same size.
Make 13 blue arrow blocks, and 12 gray arrow blocks.
Step 9: Sew blocks together in rows of 5, adding a 2" x 6" strip in between each block.
Step 10: Measure the length of your rows and then cut your sashing strip 2" x length of your rows. Then sew a strip in between each row and on the top and bottom.
Step 11: Measure the length of the left and right sides of your quilt and then sew a 2" x length of quilt, strip on the left and right sides.
Step 12: Press.
Step 13: Baste, quilt and bind your quilt with your preferred method.
And that's it!
I love how these turned out, and I am thinking I want to make another one of these for my little guy, but making the blocks much bigger!
I hope you enjoyed this fun and simple quilt pattern! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :)
Talk to you soon,