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Olivia: Fabric Shoppe Sponsored Baby Quilt Pattern/Tutorial

A while ago, the ever-so-lovely Jody of Fabric Shoppe sent me this very pretty Tanya Whelan FQ Bundle to have a play with. I decided a baby quilt for my new baby niece Olivia was in order, especially considering her mother’s favourite colour is green.

Finished size: about 40″ x 40″. For this quilt, you’ll need:

  • 4 white floral/print Fat Quarters
  • 3 or 4 feature colour (green in my case) floral/print Fat Quarters (or whatever contrast colour you choose)
  • 1/3 yard or 30 cm of white
  • 1 yard/metre red solid (or whatever solid you choose)
  • 4 binding strips (for 2.75″ wide binding, that’s 11″ or 30cm)
  • 43″ x 43″ batting
  • 43″ x 43″ backing (1 metre + a 6″ strip)

The centre block measures 18″ x 18″ square finished and the smaller blocks measure 9″ x 9″ finished.

For the 9″ blocks, cut:

  • {24x} 4″ x 4″ feature colour print
  • {24x} 4″ x 4″ white print
  • {24x} 4″ x 4″ red solid
  • {12} 3.5″ x 3.5″ for block centres (I used feature colour/green print in the small blocks)
  • {24x} 4″ x 4″ white solid

For each block, you’ll need to make a total of 8 HST units. Here are the pairings (each pairing yields 2 HSTs):

  • white print and feature colour print: 1 square each
  • red solid and white print: 1 square each
  • white solid and feature colour print: 1 square each
  • red solid and white solid: 1 square each
So to piece the whole quilts’ worth of  HSTs in one go, you’ll need to pair them up in this way:

  • {12x} white print with {12x} feature colour (green) print
  • {12x} red solid with {12x} white solid
  • {12x} white solid with {12x} feature colour (green) print
  • {12x} white print with {12x} red solid
Assembly: For more information on Half Square Triangle construction, see my HST tutorial. Then when you’ve got the HSTs made, you’ll assemble them in rows. Here are the steps:

Lay out the centre square and your freshly made and trimmed HSTs as shown above.

Sew the top, middle and bottom rows together as shown above.

Then sew the rows together, making sure you line up the seams as best as you can. Do this step for each of the 12 blocks.

For the centre block, cut:

  • {2x} 7″ x 7″ red solid
  • {4x} 6.5″ x 6.5″ white print
  • {1x} 6.5″ x 6.5″ green print
  • {2x} 7″ x 7″ white print

Make 4 Half Square Triangle units using the 7″ x 7″ red solid and white print squares, pairing each red solid square with a white print square.

Assemble block by sewing the top 3 squares together, then the middle 3 and the bottom 3. Sew these together, being careful to match seam lines, just as you did the 9″ square blocks above.

Then sew your blocks together in this formation:

For the border: Cut {4x} 2.5″ x WOF strips – 1 for each side. Then sew those three big portions (shown above) together and add your border:

Now baste, quilt and bind! My binding tutorial can be found here.
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