Quilt For Lovers will share with you a tutorial on colorful bedspreads. It is a very simple design without the need for a pattern. The blocks are arranged in color order, with the darkest ones at the top and the lightest ones at the bottom. If you like this pattern, start now!
If you are looking for an easy color patchwork, I think you will like this pattern Color Blocked Baby Quilt. You can make this quilt to make your home even more beautiful and with your own touch or even to give to someone! This quilt would be great to use part of your fabric stock. Just pulling a selection of fabrics in light, medium and dark blue is also great with a touch of black … but it’s just an option, feel free to use the colors you want!
TUTORIAL: PATTERN COLOR BLOCKED BABY QUILT.
To make this quilt, you will need:
- Fat Quarters of various prints. You can get 12 5” x 5” squares per fat quarter and this quilt takes 41 5” x 5” square prints (this does not include the white squares). So plan accordingly.
- 40 pre-cut 5” x 5” squares.
- 1 1/2 yards fabric for backing
- Batting 1/2 yard binding
- Cut 41 squares from your various prints. Arrange by color value. Darkest, Mid, Light Colors.
- As you sew, keep your darkest colors in rows 1,2 then gradually lighten as you work down the rows.
- Strange lines begin and end with an impression.
- Even numbered lines begin and end with a white square. There are 9 lines.
- For odd numbered lines, calculate nine 5 ”x 5” squares together, alternating print and white, starting and ending with one print. Do this on lines 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. Press the seams on the right.
- For even numbered lines, calculate nine 5 ”x 5” squares, alternating white and print. Starting and ending with a white block. Do this on lines 2, 4, 6, 8. Press the seams on the left.
- Assemble lines.
- Cover and tie as desired! The holder is flannel (a favorite of many for a baby quilt). It is used with 2 1/2 ”wide strips.