When a single block is 28″, it is easy to turn it into a baby quilt, wall hanging or table topper.
BIG BLOCK BABY
Finished size: 36-1/2″ x 36-1/2″
ONE Size Large (based on 2-1/2″ squares) Star Kissed Block. It will measure 28-1/2″. You can find all directions HERE.
64 2-1/2″ scrappy squares
1/4 yard background fabric (NOTE: I matched the background to the star block itself, but it is OK to use a scrappy background as long as it is very similar value. Otherwise, the star won’t shine as bright)
1-1/8 yard backing fabric
binding (NOTE that I matched the star points. Not necessary, but I think is helps the quilt “work.”)
You may already have the 2-1/2″ squares. Cut from your scraps. Use mini charms, or 5″ charms cut into quarters. Leftover jelly roll pieces are good, too. Just get a good pile.
From background fabric you will need:
2 1-1/2″ x 28-1/2″
2 1-1/2″ x 30-1/2″
2 1-1/2″ x 35-1/2″
2 1-1/2″ x 36-1/2″
I thought I took pictures as I built this, but, if I did, I can’t find them. So, this is really more just directions rather than a tutorial.
- Attach the 1-1/2″ x 28-1/2″ strips to the sides of the block.
- Attach the 1-1/2″ x 30-1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the block.
- Sew 2-1/2″ squares together to form strips. You need two strips of 15 squares each and two strips of 17 squares each.
- Attach the 15 square strips to the sides of the block.
- Attach the 17 square strops to the top and bottom of the block.
- Attach the 1-1/2″ x 35-1/2″ strips to the sides of the block.
- Attach the 1-1/2″ x 36-1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the block.
- Ta-dah! You have a top.
- Sandwich backing, batting and top together and quilt. I used a panto called Billowy.
- Bind. NOTE: As mentioned above, a binding that matches the star points is a nice frame and ties the quilt together.
BIG BLOCK BABY Gallery
Claire created this beautiful version using soft colors and some wonderful custom quilting.
Your beautiful creation HERE…