One thing I really love are simple quilts to make but that show off your fabrics...and today's quilt fits right into that mold. It is a very simple quilt that has great style as well. This pattern would be perfect with a variety of fabrics and would also work great with your scrap bin! Are you ready to get started?
Building Blocks Quilt is approximately 63 by 63 inches
1/4-1/2 yard of 9-10 different fabrics
1 yard of sashing fabric 3/4 yard for quilt binding
4 yards for backing (or less if you'd like to piece a scrappy back)
Cut 18 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" squares
Cut 162 GO! Qube 9" number 6 squares out of all of your fabrics (just make sure you have a good assortment)
Cut 4 5.5" by 64" sashings (you will need to piece these to get the lengths)
Assembling the Quilt Top:
Step 1. We first need to assemble all of the nine patch quilt blocks. Begin by placing one #6 GO! Qube square on top of another one, right sides together, and stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Then add the third square to the end by placing another #6 square right sides together and stitching using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press the remainder of the first row seams. Repeat
Step 2. Now that you have all of your rows made, we need to join them together. Place the top row on top of the second row, right sides together, and stitch together using a 1/4" seam allowance as shown below. Press the seams either open or to one side. Repeat for all three of your rows to form the 9 patch quilt block. Press the entire block.
Step 3. You now should have a full quilt block ready to go! Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the remainder of the 17 nine-patch quilt blocks. Trim all 18 quilt blocks to 9 1/2" by 9 1/2."
Step 4. After all of your nine patch quilt blocks are made you are ready to take your 18 9 1/2" by 9 1/2" quilt blocks as well and lay out your quilt top. I did my quilt in a scrappy placement so there was no rhyme or reason....but you could choose to make a pattern of all of your prints. The quilt top will be laid out in 6 rows, each row alternating three 9 1/2" squares and three 9-patch blocks.
Step 5. It is now time to stitch together each of the rows of the quilt. Take the first 9 1/2" square and lay it on top of the first nine patch block. Stitch together using a 1/4" seam allowance and press seams.
Step 6. Repeat step 5 until you have the first row complete.
Step 7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have all the rows completed. Next add sashings (if desired). The sashing are 5.5 inches each around the perimeter of the quilt.
Step 8. You are now ready to quilt and bind your quilt!
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