Huddle Quilt


Quilt for Lovers, once again bringing incredible patterns to you, excited for a new project?! The Huddle Quilt is a quick and easy medallion quilt pattern, perfect for large prints, because it makes them the focal point. Plus, there’s a lot of negative space to let your eyes enjoy your favorite fabrics even more!!

It is also a medallion bedspread (although very simple), because the top of the bedspread is assembled, starting in the center and working outwards – a technique similar to the blocks of cabin bedspreads, that is, besides being a wonderful pattern you will not have difficulty doing it!!


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54 cm square.

You can also make the beads for an 82 ” Huddle Quilt bedspread, which requires just one more round of diamonds in square blocks and an edge. If you want the large size, pay attention to the instructions for adding the two extra rounds at the end of this blog post and it is important to remember that you will need twice as much fabric to make the queen size quilt.

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Big size. ( Huddle Quilt )

Free Huddle Quilt Pattern

Fabric requirements for a 54’’ square throw quilt:

  • 1/4 yard each of 8 different focus fabrics (you could use FQ’s or fat eighths)*
  • 2 1/2 yards of background fabric
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for binding
  • 3 yards of backing fabric
  • 60’’ square of quilt batting

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Note on focus fabrics: as you can see above, the Tula Pink All-Stars fat quarters in different colors are separated and then 2 CF of each color. You will use only 1/2 of every quarter of fat (or you can use octaves of fat tissue) for 4 of the prints, and if you are at least 20 1/8 ” usable width, you can use octaves of fat (or half of one FQ) for all impressions. See the cutting layout below.

Cutting:

Divide the focus fabrics into two sets – each set will have four FQ’s, one fabric from each colorway. If there are smaller prints, put them in set 2.

From each FQ in focus fabric set 1, cut:

  • 2 squares 7’’ x 7’’
  • 2 squares 3 1/2’’ x 3 1/2’’

From each FQ in focus fabric set 2, cut:

  • 2 squares 7’’ x 7’’
  • 2 squares 3 1/2’’ x 3 1/2’’
  • 1 square 3 1/8’’ x 3 1/8’’

From your background fabric, cut:

  • 2 squares 4 3/4’’ x 4 3/4’’
  • 2 strips 3 1/4’’ x 7 3/4’’
  • 2 strips 3 1/4’’ x 13 3/4’’
  • 32 squares 3 1/4’’ x 3 1/4’’
  • 2 strips 3 3/4’’ x 21 3/4’’
  • 2 strips 3 3/4’’ x 28 1/4’’
  • 32 squares 5 3/4’’ x 5 3/4’’
  • 2 strips 4 1/4’’ x 46 3/4’’
  • 2 strips 4 1/4’’ x 54 1/4’’

Sewing:

1/4’’ seam allowance used throughout.

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Piece the center 4-patch block:

1. Use the four 3 1/8’’ x 3 1/8’’ focus fabric blocks to sew 2 rows of 2, and then sew the rows together.

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2. Cut the two 4 3/4’’ x 4 3/4’’ background fabric squares in half diagonally.

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3. Center a triangle along one side of the 4-patch square. Stitch.

Place another triangle opposite the first and stitch.

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4. Press the triangles away from the center of the block. Trim away the little ‘dog ears’ on both sides of the triangles to reduce bulk.

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5. Sew two more triangles to the block. Press the triangles out.

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6. Trim the block so it is 7 3/4’’ square.

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Add the first border:

1. Sew the two 3 1/4’’ x 7 3/4’’ strips to the sides of the block.

2. Sew the two 3 1/4’’ x 13 3/4’’ strips to the top and bottom edges of the block.

Make 16 small Diamond In the Square blocks:

1. Cut all of the 3 1/4’’ x 3 1/4’’ background fabric squares in half diagonally

2. Center a triangle along one side of the 4-patch square. Stitch.

Place another triangle opposite the first and stitch.

3. Press the triangles away from the center of the block.

Trim away the little ‘dog ears’ on both sides of the triangles to reduce bulk.

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4. Sew two more triangles to the block. Press the triangles out.

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5. Square up and trim each block to a 4 3/4’’ square.

Make 16 blocks.

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Sew the small Diamond in a Square blocks around the quilt top:

1. Arrange the small blocks around the border of your 4-patch block in a way that you like.

2. Sew together 2 sets of 3 blocks in a row and 2 sets of 5 blocks in a row.

3. Sew the sets of three to the sides of the quilt top and the sets of 5 to the top and bottom.

Add the Second Border:

1. Sew the two 3 3/4’’ x 21 3/4’’ strips to the sides of the top.

2. Sew the two 3 3/4’’ x 28 1/4’’ strips to the top and bottom edges of the top.

Make 16 medium Diamond In the Square blocks:

1. Cut all of the 5 3/4’’ x 5 3/4’’ background fabric squares in half diagonally

2. Sew the new triangles to the 7’’ squares in the same way that you did for the small Diamond in a Square blocks.

Square up and trim each block to a 9 3/4’’ square.

Make 16 blocks.

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Sew the medium Diamond in a Square blocks around the quilt top:

1. Arrange the medium sized blocks around the quilt top in a way that you like.

2. Sew together 2 sets of 3 blocks in a row and 2 sets of 5 blocks in a row.

3. Sew the sets of three to the sides of the quilt top and the sets of 5 to the top and bottom.

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Add the Third Border:

1. Sew the two 4 1/4’’ x 46 3/4’’ strips to the sides of the top.

2. Sew the two 4 1/4’’ x 54 1/4’’ strips to the top and bottom edges of the top.

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Instructions for making a queen size quilt using this design.

In addition to the above, an 82 3/4 ” Queen size quilt would require:

  • 24 squares of large focus fabric 8 1/8 ” x 8 1/8 ”
  • 48 squares of bottom fabric 6 1/2 ” x 6 1/2 ”
  • 2 strips of bottom fabric 4 ” x 75 3/4 ”
  • 2 strips of bottom fabric 4 ” x 82 3/4 ”

Cut the bottom squares in half diagonally and sew them on the edges of the large focus fabric squares. Trim each large diamond into a 11 3/4 ” square block. Arrange and sew as seen above. Sew the shorter edge strips on the sides and the longer edge strips at the top and bottom, as you did before.

Show Off Saturday... my Huddle Quilt is finally finished ...
Huddle Quilt

See too: Morning Star Block


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