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.
- 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”
- 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)
- Cut (4) 1 1/2” wide wof strips (borders)
- 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.
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.
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.)
Sew blocks into 5 rows of 4 blocks each. The pink triangles should be facing the same way for each block.
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.
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:)
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Thanks for sharing another pattern. I will now have to do both Cozy Afternoon and Granny’s Garden at the same time. Your patterns are easy to follow, especially with the tutorials to follow.
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This is such a lovely pattern and thank you for sharing it with us. I am teaching a beginner to quilt and I think this will be a perfect start for her.
Thank you so much for the lovely rose garden pattern, I was looking for something to use up some pretty rose fabric from my stash. So enjoy your website. I also enjoy your monthly magazine.
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thankyou for this latest pattern, downloaded and saved, hope to make it soon using your previous instructions for square in a square
This pattern is adorable. I have 3 great granddaughters that are going to have new quilts, one in unicorns, one in butterflies and one all brights.
Thanks for the pattern .. much appreciated. Looking forward to making it.
Thanks Jacquelynne for the Rose Garden Quilt pattern and the “square in a square” tutorial!
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Perfect. Our master bedroom is roses and we are in need of a new duvet cover. Even the green color is perfect for our room. I’ve been trying to think of a quilt design for this summer and you’ve just given it to me. Thanks.
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Thank you for the pattern. I am excited to start on the Block of the month. I work a little slow, but I will keep up.
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My grand-daughter gave me a floral print “housecoat” that had been her maternal grandmother’s, and asked if I could make a quilt with it. I think this pattern is just made for it. The print has roses. I have been stalling, trying to decide what to make for her that would be special to remember both of us. Thank you so much!
Oh that is a great idea! That will be a lovely keepsake :)
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Thank you for this Grannys Rose Garden pattern it is just beautiful..cannot wait to start it, but I want to make it a Queen size so it will fit my bed… ;)
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Thank you so much for the free July pattern. I love the little quilt and will make it!
Thank you for the beautiful pattern, been looking for a pattern for my bedroom, this one would be perfect, I think though I AM GONNA DO IT IN BLUES AND YELLOWS..probably still florals.
Thank you so much for sharing your grandma’s quilt patten with us it is going to be a beautiful quilt and I even have the perfect fabrics here for it.
Thank you for making and sharing the free Quilt directions ,I am going away for trip to Tassie and will try and get myself stuck into some of these lovely quilty items when back home hugs Betty
Enjoy your trip, Betty! Isn’t it nice to know that you will have a fun project to come home to??
Thank You for the Pattern, also, your instructions are just great . . . and easy to follow, and I really enjoy reading everything that you tell us about.
Thank you Harriet- I’m really happy to hear that you enjoy my site!!
Lovely pattern…..Thanks a lot
Love this pattern! Super easy and quick! I pieced together a quilt top for my Goddaughter using this pattern in a couple of hours. Just waiting on a delivery of fabric before I finish the borders. I’m going to do a scrappy binding in the same prints. Thanks for the free pattern!
Thank you so much for the quilt blocks and the quilt pattern for Grammy’s Rose Garden. I can’t wait to be able to make them! :)
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A really beautiful pattern which I am going to try and make over the next few weeks. Thank you for your generousity of sharing x
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Great Nicole! I think you will really enjoy this obsession, oops, I mean hobby!!
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Thank you. I am not a very experienced quilter but I think I can do this. You have done very well in explaining it and the pix are very good too!
Thanks for your Rose Garden Pattern. When I see all the beautiful rose material, I want to buy it but I don’t know what to do with it, so I walk out never purchasing any. But this pattern gave me an idea to make a baby girl quilt with all those beautiful roses. Thanks again.
Thank you for the pattern! Can’t wait to try it in my fabrics!
Thank you for the free quilt pattern! I love it. I’m ready to use up some of my stash.
I found this pattern and wanna share it?
Hi Kathy! I’m glad you like the pattern! Do you mean that you want to share this blog post which contains the tutorial, or you want to share the pattern itself? Of course, you may share this blog post with everyone you know! I just ask that you don’t share the file itself, everyone should stop by my blog and grab their own copy. Does that make sense?
Thanks for the free pattern. Looking forward to receiving your newsletter and getting some sewing done.
Thank you for the pattern. I have been looking for something for a Christmas gift and since I’m learning to quilt I believe this is just the one!
Do you have a “printer friendly” version so that I can print the pattern to keep it in front of me while I cut and sew???
I accidentally deleted the I love home block 1. I want to do all 4 blocks also. Please email me these 4 blocks I very much appreciate it
You do such beautiful work, I love quilting and sewing. I am 4th generation in the sewing/quilting. My sewing room is my happy place!! Thank you!!
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Thank you for this pattern. I love it and have the perfect fabric. Dreamscape II by In The Beginning.
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Thank you for the free adorable quilt pattern. I plan to use the pattern to make table toppers for friends and family for Christmas. I am new to your website and enjoy it very much!
This pattern came just at the right time. I have to make a quilt from fabric that was donated to me from a husband who’s wife passed away. This one will be for their daughter and her family. “Grammy’s Rose Garden” is perfect. Thank you.
Thank you for the pattern.
This pattern is perfect for two of my grand kids .Boy and girl ages 5 and 6 .I am fairly new to quilting so this one will be great .cant wait to get started and I also love the tutorial.so easy for me to understand Thank You for sharing this
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Love this pattern. Am going to make it up for grandson and his wife. They will love it!
Love the rose garden pattern. Thanks
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Do you know how can I change your measures to centimeters ?
In my country that is what we use.
Thank you for the free pattern! I am new to quilting/sewing this year and looking forward to making this block, it’s so pretty!
HI I am very new to sewing only done cushions, but find your instructions very basic therefore easy to follow. Many thanks. You have inspired me to have a go with this quilt.
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I clicked on the link to get the free pdf download and it took me to Blueprint which I would have to join in order to get the free pattern. do you have another link to get the pdf?
Thanks for the great, easy quilt pattern!
Thanks for the pattern. I’m busy sewing masks now so I will make this when time allows. Stay healthy. Shelly Holley
Thank you for this GRG pattern. I think I will make a donated quilt for a man and a women from this pattern.
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I love this square-in-a-square pattern. I made a lot of baby crib quilts using this pattern so they just loved it. They refuse to let their baby use it bcuz for sure the baby will soil it. LOL
Thank you for sharing this quilt pattern. I can’t wait to make some for my grandkids. Your designs are amazingly awesome!
Received my Christmas Traditions fat quarter fabric. Beautiful!
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YES! Practice will make perfect with this adorably easy quilt pattern. Thank you!
Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Your kindness is appreciated.
Thank you for the pattern, it will be great for larger prints. And should go together fast.
I make lots of quilts for Foster Kids, and this will be great for one or more.
Thank you for the pattern. I will be making a baby quilt.
Thanks. I think the Grammy’s Rose Garden is very well suited for the first blanket.
Thank you. I have been making Camp quilts for Charity in strips and squares. This pattern offers me a chance to use up some of the scraps left over Also a bit of challenge!