Flavor of Summer Quilt Top
Summer is here and that means spending a lot of time outside! This flavor of summer quilt is perfect for throwing on the grass outside for a picnic or for baby to have some tummy time outside!
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Flavor of Summer Quilt Top
This post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics. I received the fabric to make this project for free. All my opinions are my own and I would never recommend a product that I don’t use and love!
When I saw this Boardwalk Delight from Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics I knew I must make something with it. It is the most adorable fabric and I love the summery feel. It has a boardwalk/ice cream theme and it is just the cutest.
For this project I used 9 fat quarters. I have a graph for you to see how I cut everything to make the most of each fat quarter. You will cut 6 of the fat quarters as pictured in the black ink below. Then for 3 of them you will change the part in orange.
So to break it down from the first 6 fat quarters you will cut a 9.5″ square, five 12.5″x2″ strips, and thirteen 2″ strips of varying lengths.
From the remaining 3 fat quarters you will cut two 9.5″ squares, four 12.5’x2″ strips, and eight 2″ strips of varying lengths.
Cutting the pieces is the hardest part of this quilt! After you have cut everything comes together quickly and easily!
We are going to start with the short 2″ strips. You want to grab a group of 6 and sew them together, as pictured below. I know they are varying lengths, so you have two choices. You can trim them all the same length (boo!!!) or you can attach them as I have done. Line up the edges of one side so it is straight and even and leave the extras all on one edge. One side will be really jagged but the other should be straight and ready to attach.
Next pick one of the 9.5″ squares. So you might know that I am a total fly by the seat of my pants quilter. If you didn’t know that, now you do. I did not sit down and plan out where each fabric would go. In a few of my blocks I had a fabric in the stripe that was also in the middle, which I am ok with. This is a personal preference so if you want to take the extra time to plan out each fabric feel free!
Attach the stripe to the square. Then we are going to trim the stripe, leaving 1 3/4″ on the square.
Take that same stripe piece and line it up on the other side of the square and repeat the process of attaching and trimming. You an use the same stripe piece one more time on another square.
The last step of the block is to add a 12.5″ strip to each side. This is one place where I tried to make sure that the edge fabric was different than the fabric in the stripe.
Make sure that you are pressing after EACH step. Once you have pressed the sides you are finished with one block.
For this pattern I decided to turn the blocks 90 degrees so that the striped portions weren’t lined up. Here is a quick visual breakdown of adding the second block.
Continue on until you have the desired size. I used 12 total blocks, 3 across and 4 down to make a quilt top that is 36 by 48, which is a great crib size or for baby to lie on outside on the grass. You could easily add one more row across and down for a bigger lap size quilt. A finished block is 12″. I just adore this flavor of summer quilt top! Now to decide how to finish the back!
What are you sewing this summer?