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.
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.
- 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
Start by sewing your scrap squares together. I made 4 – 9-patches.
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.
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.
Finish it off by quilting and binding. That was fast! It is 60X60 inches finished.
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