Here's the full view.
50 by 62 inches. It shrank a bit in the quilting and washing.
If you like this quilt you can find it here in my shop.
Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics gave me the great modern fabrics for this quilt. It was fun to browse through Brenda's great selection and put these fabrics together. Thanks Brenda! She has put together a bundle of just what you'll need to make your own quilt top like this. You'll get the fabric shown below for the blocks plus some Free Spirit Jade for the sashing. She also has fat quarter bundles of these fabrics if you want to try your own design.
(edit to add-these bundles are no longer available but you could substitute other fabrics or even use scraps and follow the same pattern.)
Here are some basic directions for the quilt as I made it.
I prewash all fabrics.
Starch the fabrics before cutting. You will be cutting quarter square triangles with bias cuts on two sides. Starch will help stabilize the fabric for piecing.
Cut from the fabrics:
large floral - 20 6 1/8 inch squares
fat quarter spots - 50 5 1/4 inch squares
30 1 1/2 inch squares
quilter's linen - 80 4 1/2 inch squares
20 5 1/4 inch squares
Cut all of the 5 1/4 inch squares on the diagonals as shown to make quarter square triangles.
Lay out the blocks as shown.
You will be piecing the block into diagonal chunks. Sew the first groups together as shown. Be careful not to stretch the pieces as you sew and press.
I pressed the seams toward the linen triangle and away from the linen square.
Continue sewing the pieces together into sections as shown.
Sew the last two seams to make the block.
Here you can see how I pressed the seams. I wanted all the seams around the center square to be pressed toward the center because this gives a straighter edge to the center piece of the block.
Measure the size of your completed block (mine measured 12 1/2 inches). Cut 49 1 1/2 inch wide rectangles the length of your completed block (12 1/2 inches).
Lay the quilt out the way you want it to be sewn together.
Sew the top together, sandwich with the batting, and quilt as desired.
Now for the give away! Brenda is giving away a fat quarter bundle of all of these fabrics to one of you lucky readers! Since it's a giveaway and giveaways should be fun and I like to read fun and interesting comments I'm asking you to tell me a joke. To enter the contest tell me a funny, clean joke that is fit for a six year old. I'd like to be able to share them with P.
This is her favorite joke:
Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 ate 9.
I'll leave the comments open until Tuesday at midnight.
ETA - This give away is closed.