SPANGLE BABY QUILT
41″ x 41″
This scrappy baby quilt has a bold scale and plenty of eye appeal. Use a charm pack or raid the scrap bin. You will be happy with the results either way.
64 2-1/2″ scrappy squares
16 5″ squares
one charm pack
1-5/8 yard background material
1-1/4 yard for back
1/3 yard for binding
If using a charm pack: Sort out 16 squares with good contrast and cut them into 64 2-1/2″ charms. Sort out an additional 16 squares that will be used to make Half Square Triangles (HST). You will have 10 squares left over. Hmm…maybe incorporate them into the back? Or, go ahead and cut them into 2-1/2″ charms and add them to your stash.
If using scrap: Sort out 64 2-1/2″ squares or cut from scrap. Sort out or cut from scrap 16 5″ squares.
From your background fabric cut–
2 3-1/2″ x 41″
2 3-1/2″ x 35″
1 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square
4 3-1/2″ x 16″
16 4-1/2″ squares
16 5″ squares
1. Using the 2-1/2″ squares, create 4 16-patch blocks.
2. Using the 16 5″ colored squares and the 16 5″ background squares, create 32 half square triangles. There are many ways of doing this. You can find my preferred method HERE.
3. Square up the HST blocks to 4-1/2″.
4. Using one 16-patch, 8 HST and 4 4-1/2″ background squares, lay out a star block as shown below. You might want to lay out all blocks so you have a chance to balance colors and move things around.
5. Assemble star block by sewing together the two HST on each of the sides, then attaching them to the 16-patch block. Next, sew together the corners and HST blocks on the top and bottom. Attach them to the center. Press. A lot.
Repeat a total of four times. Wow! Look at what you have already accomplished. Your top just needs assembly now.
6. Lay out the four blocks using the 4 3-1/2″ x 16″ background pieces and the 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ background square in the very center. Assemble. Press.
7. Attach the two 3-1/2″ x 35″ background pieces to the sides. Press. Attach the two 3-1/2″ x 41″ background pieces to the top and bottom. Press.
8. Sandwich, quilt, bind and label as desired.
NOTE: I was in such a rush to share this with you that I haven’t completed those steps yet, but will update once the job is complete.
9. Ta-dah! You have completed a Spangle Baby Quilt. Yay you!
SPANGLE BABY GALLERY
…your beautiful creation HERE!