Big Block Quilt Pattern

Who doesn’t love a homemade blanket?  I have always had a favorite blanket since I was a baby and I still have a favorite today!  Sharing a homemade quilt is one of my favorite things to give as gifts.  When I saw that A Girl and a Glue Gun was collecting blankets for a blanket drive, I knew this was something I wanted to do. A cute, but simple quilt.

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My favorite way to make a quick quilt is to find a quilt block that I like and make it big!  The bigger the pieces, the faster your quilt will be to make.  Here is what I did for this quilt pattern.

Holly’s Big Block Quilt – finished size 60 X 60.

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Fabric needed:

  • 5 1/2 inch square scraps.  Cut 36 squares.
  • 1 yard solid – cut into 4 – 16 inch squares.
  • 1 yard solid (2nd color) – cut into 4 – 16 inch squares.
  • 1 yard solid (3rd color) – cut into 15 1/2 inch squares.
  • 3 1/2 yards for backing
  • 1/2 yard for binding

Other supplies:

  • Thread
  • Batting

Start by sewing your scrap squares together.  I made 4 – 9-patches.

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Next we will make some half square triangles using your squares that are 16 inches.   With 2 different colored 16 inch squares together, draw a pencil line down the diagonal and sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the line.

Quilt-Block

Then, cut down your pencil line and press your seam flat.  You now have 2 half square triangles!  Repeat this process until you have 8 half square triangles.  After pressing, trim your half square triangles to measure 15 1/2 inches square.

Now, it’s time to sew all the blocks together!  Be sure to use the blocks that are cut 15 1/2 inches for your corner blocks.

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Finish it off by quilting and binding.  That was fast!  It is 60X60 inches finished.

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  1. kimbowest 10/18/2015 at 8:40 pm #

    this is just perfection! Thanks so much for everything!

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