Even though this week is a bit gloomy here in the midwest, spring has still arrived! Azaleas and irises are in full bloom outside, and the peonies are next in line.
I finished this throw sized quilt with simple five inch blocks. If you have a collection of pre-cut charm packs, those would be perfect for this quilt. Obviously, this is not one to showcase intricate piecing or ornate quilting, but I chose this simple patchwork because I loved the fabrics in this quilt.
I landed within the dimensions of a standard throw sized quilt with 15 rows of 12 blocks (all five inch blocks). I used this tutorial to cut the blocks and once again, I used Cluck Cluck Sew’s machine binding tutorial to finish the quilt.
I wasn’t too finicky about laying out all the blocks before hand. I somewhat randomly chain pieced all the blocks into pairs and then into fours and finally into sets of six. My only stickler was I didn’t want any matching blocks next to each other.
After sewing sets of six blocks, I laid all the rows out on the floor. I used this opportunity to rearrange colors and combinations to ensure I had balance in the quilt. I didn’t want all the yellow floral jumbled in just the top or all the pink in the bottom left.
Once I had the sets of six balanced and figure out, I sewed the sets of six into rows of twelve. Then I sewed the rows of twelve blocks together to make the quilt. Like I mentioned above, this quilt consists of fifteen rows of twelve blocks.
I used six different patterns of fabrics. I used about 3/4 of a yard of each fabric for the blocks. The back took about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. The finished quilt measured around 51 by 64 inches.
I couldn’t be happier with the simplicity of this quilt!
If you really like this combination of prints, you may enjoy this quilted pillow cover I have listed in my shop.
(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.)