Hey everyone! I’m Erin from House on Hill Road and I continue to enjoy making things using my GO! Qube. This month I am sharing a tutorial for an easy baby or lap quilt that finishes at 36” square. I’m using some pretty floral prints and a solid white for a soft look, but this quilt could be made using two bold solids or lots of different prints for a scrappy look. This quilt does finish small, but it can easily be bigger if you like. You’d just need to cut and sew more squares, keeping your finished measurements divisible by 6”.
(6) assorted printed fabrics for the block centers (a fat-eighth of each should be enough)
1 1/4 yards white fabric for quilt top
1 1/4 yards backing fabric
3/8 yard binding fabric
42”x 42” piece of batting
Finished size: 36" x 36"
1. Using the GO! Square on Point-4 3/4" (4 1/4" Finished) die, cut 3 squares from each of the 6 printed fabrics for a total of 18 squares.
2. Using the GO! Square-6 1/2" (6" Finished) die, cut 18 squares from the white fabric.
3. Using the GO! Half Square triangle-3" Finished Square die, cut 72 half triangle squares from the white fabric.
1. Sew (1) half square triangle to two opposite edges of each printed fabric squares. Press the seams towards the white triangles.
2. Repeat step 1 for the remaining edges of the printed fabric squares to yield 18 pieced squares.
3. Arrange the quilt top on a design wall or floor, in a checkerboard fashion of 6 squares by 6 squares, alternating the pieced squares with the solid squares.
4. Sew the blocks into rows.
5. Sew the rows together to finish the quilt top.
1. Prepare your quilt sandwich and baste the layers together.
2. Quilt as desired. I chose a free motion loop for my quilt.
3. Bind in your preferred method.
I hope you enjoy making this fast and easy quilt. While this pattern is perfect for a new baby, it is also wonderful for quilts you may want to donate to various charitable organizations as it can be made in any fabric combination and a variety of sizes. Check with local organizations to see what their needs might be. I have found that the quilt size and fiber requirements vary from organization to organization. This particular quilt will be going to a local hospice care that likes quilts around 36”.