p.s. you can find finished pictures of this quilt here.
Living in Seattle, this Rainy Days quilt seemed very appropriate. :) If you look closely at the fabrics I used, you'll see umbrellas and rain drops! It's a super-duper easy pattern (seriously, only 3 steps below!). This is a great pattern for showing off your favorite fabrics, and is a simply pattern for beginners, or if you need a quick weekend project. Enjoy!
Finished quilt top size: 47.5" x 57"
- Eight 1/4 yard cuts of varying prints (fat quarters work too)
- 1 1/4 yards solid white fabric (I used white muslin)
- 1/3 yard binding
- 3 yards backing
Next, from your 1 1/4 yards of white fabric, cut (70) 2.5"x10" rectangles.
The quickest way to cut all 70 rectangles is to fold your 1.25 yards of fabric in half lengthwise so that it measures roughly 22"x45" (it should already be folded like this when you buy it from the bolt). And then fold it in half lengthwise again so that it measures roughly 11"x45". With a ruler and rotary cutter, cut 2.5" strips along the length as shown below, until you have a total of (18) 2.5"x44" strips. Then, sub-cut each strip into four 2.5"x10" rectangles.
Step 2 (Piece together your blocks) - One block is made up of one 6"x 10" rectangle, and two 2.5"x 10" rectangles.
Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew each 2.5"x 10" strip to the 6"x 10" rectangle as shown below. (Sew with the correct sides facing each other, and then press open with an iron).
Repeat the above until you have a total of 30 finished blocks.
Step 3 (assemble the quilt top) - As shown below, arrange all 30 blocks into 6 rows of 5 blocks each, making sure to alternate the position of each block. Click image below to enlarge.
Lastly, sew all 5 blocks together in each row, and then sew each row together. (Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew with the correct sides facing each other, and then press open with an iron).
Baste, quilt and then bind!
I told you it was easy ;-) If you end up making this quilt, I'd love it if you shared it on QuiltingInTheRain's Facebook page!
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