Marny here…the Simple Baby Quilt is well underway now. (Worded another way, the quilt top is still not completed.)
On a positive note, the blocks and the arrangement have been decided upon since last week's post!
Strip Set Ingredients for the Simple Baby Quilt from Modern Quilt Relish
4 fat quarters: Cut a 6 ½'', 3 ½'', 2 ½'' and a 1 ½'' strip from each. They can be cut either along the 21'' length or the 18'' width.
Nondirectional background: 2 strips 6 ½'' x wof and cut them at the fold for strip sets. (You'll actually use a total of this 13'' + 48'', so start with 1 ⅞ yards.) The term nondirectional means that the print works when seen from any direction and therefore can easily be used in strip sets and background pieces without regard for orientation.)
|Sew a 6 ½'' strip of background to the color strips in this order; 6 ½'' to the 1 ½'' to the 2 ½'' to the 3 ½''. Following the picture is easier than following the words! Refer to the Table Runner Tutorial and the |
Simple Baby Quilt Challenges post for more instruction.
|Cut two 6 ½'' wide strips from each strip set. It is helpful to align the horizontal lines on the ruler along seam lines to keep cuts square.|
|Alternating the 6 ½'' strips from the strip sets with the background to the left and then to the right.|
|Creating blocks from placing strip sets in pairs|
|Pairs rearranged to have the yellows more centralized. My eye liked this better.|