I received a plastic bag mostly full of 2″ squares.
It felt more like a bag of scraps than a Second Chance possibility until I noticed that quite a number of the squares had been sewn together.
Some pairs, some 4-patches, some strips…Really quite a variety. And that is where the challenge came: Use EVERY seam that had already been stitched and create a quilt. Hmmm…
There were assorted pieces–quite a few 4-patches and then miscellaneous.
Solid rows of squares first.
Then add 4-patches (I had to make several more)
Then solid squares.
And a border.
A small, but serviceable baby quilt.
And I have more squares leftover for a future project. YAY!
CROSSROADS BABY QUILT (mini) TUTORIAL
33-1/2″ x 33-1/2″
244 2″ squares
3/4 yard background fabric
1-1/8 yard for backing
1/3 yard for binding (depending on if you use 2-1/4″ or 2-1/2″)
- Using the 2″ squares, create 16 4-patches (should be 3-1/2″ square).
- Using the 2″ squares, create 5 strips 2 squares x 18 squares.
- Cut 25 3-1/2″ squares from background fabric.
- Lay out according to (poor quality) picture above.
- From background cut two strips 3-1/2″ x 27-1/2″. Attach to top and bottom.
- From background cut two strips 3-1/2″ x 33-1/2″. Attach to the sides.
Yes, this is a small quilt, but it would be easy to enlarge it. Contact me with any questions. I’m happy to help. Enjoy!