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Grammy's Rose Garden Free Quilt Pattern- Jacquelynne Steves_

The other day, we talked about how to accurately sew triangles to squares to make square in a square (aka diamond in a square) blocks.  Today, we are going to make a quilt using square in a square blocks, to get a little practice.

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Introducing Grammy’s Rose Garden!

The soft colors and florals in this reminded me of walking in my grandmother’s rose garden. This is a quick project! Change the colors for a baby quilt, Christmas quilt, use school colors for a graduation quilt. It’s so easy! Here we go!

Approximate finished size- 45 x 53” (If you’d like a larger quilt, it’s easy to just make extra blocks and/or add more borders.)

For a tutorial on making “square in a square” blocks, please click here.

WOF= width of fabric     When instructed to cut wof strips, cut the strips then trim off selvedges.

All seams 1/4”. Sew fabrics RIGHT sides together.

Fabric Requirements:

    • White Floral- 1 3/8 yards
    • White Solid- 1/4 yard
    • Pink Floral- 5/8 yard
    • Assorted pinks for blocks- scraps or fat quarters, OR you can use 20 charm squares
    • Assorted greens for blocks- scraps or fat quarters, OR you can use 20 charm squares
    • Backing fabric- 3 yards
    • Batting- 51 x 59”

 

Cutting Instructions:

White Floral

    • Cut (4) 6 3/8” wide wof strips. Cut these strips into (20) 6 3/8” squares for blocks.
    • Cut (5) 4” wide wof strips (borders)

 

White Solid

    • Cut (4) 1 1/2” wide wof strips (borders)

 

Pink Floral

    • Cut (5) 1 1/2” wide wof strips (borders)
    • Cut (5) 2 1/2” wide wof strips (binding)

 

Assorted Pinks (if not using charm squares)

    • Cut (20) 5” squares

 

Assorted Greens (if not using charm squares)

    • Cut (20) 5” squares

 

Making the blocks:

Cut the assorted pink and green squares in half diagonally to yield a total of 80 triangles.

Squares

Referring to tutorial, sew a pink triangle to either side of each floral square, being sure that triangles are accurately centered. Press seams toward triangles.

b

Sew a green triangle to remaining sides of floral squares. Press seams toward triangles. Blocks should measure 8 3/4” (8 1/4” finished size.)

a

Sew blocks into 5 rows of 4 blocks each.  The pink triangles should be facing the same way for each block.

c

Sew the rows together to make quilt top.

Adding the borders:

Borders are calculated mathematically. Please measure across the center of your quilt before cutting borders and adjust border length accordingly.

Press seams toward borders.

Border #1- White

    • Cut 2 of the wof strips to 41 3/4” and sew to sides of quilt.
    • Cut remaining 2 wof strips to 35 1/2” and sew to top and bottom of quilt.

 

Border #2- Pink Floral

    • Sew 3 of the 1 1/2” wide wof strips together into one long strip. From this long strip, cut 2 strips which are 43 3/4” and sew to sides of quilt.
    • Cut remaining (2) 1 1/2” wide strips to 37 1/2” long and sew to top and bottom of quilt.

 

Border #3- White Floral

    • Sew the (5) wof strips together into one long strip.
    • From this strip, cut 2 strips which are 45 3/4” long and sew to sides of quilt.
    • From remaining long pieced strip, cut strips which are 44 1/2” long and sew to top and bottom of quilt.

 

Quilt as desired. Bind with Pink Floral fabric.

Grammy's Rose Garden Free Quilt Pattern- Jacquelynne Steves

See- wasn’t that super-duper-easy? For a printable PDF of this pattern, please click here.

What are some of your ideas for this quilt- a quick baby quilt, guy’s “man-cave” quilt…. What kinds of fabrics would you use? Tell me in the comments! (Here’s an idea to get you started- I swapped out my pretty pinks and greens for dark colors for a great “man cave” quilt- look how different this same exact quilt pattern looks:)

Man Cave Quilt- Jacquelynne Steves

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