Grid pattern quilt

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With a lot of effort, I've found time to make another quilt, and it is one of my favorite despite a small problem, of which I will tell you in a moment. The inspiration came from a photo I found in the famous pinterest (I think that I will never be able to make an post where don't talk about pinterest) Precut Quilts eBook - Leisure Arts

As soon as I saw this post photo I knew that I had to make one as well. The link takes you to a page where you can buy the pattern as an ebook, but it seemed to me it was simple enough that I could figure out how to do it, so I started to think and work on the measurements of each piece. 2014-08-12 014 2014-08-12 018 2014-08-12 019 2014-08-12 026 2014-08-12 028


-36 squares 5 1/2 in. X 5 1/2 in. different colors

-25 rectangles 7 1/2 in. X 4 1/5 in. white

-70 rectangles 4 1/2 in. X 2 in. white

-60 rectangles 4 1/2 in. X 2 1/2 in. turquoise

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You begin by arranging all your pieces on the floor so that it looks like the first photo. (these pictures are before I decided to make the quilt a little bigger, the end result has 6 colored squares across and 6 wide) IMG_5287 IMG_5289

Sewing begins with two white rectangles of 4 1/2 X 2 on each side of a turquoise rectangle.

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Next you continue by adding colored squares as shown in the picture.

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The next row consists only of turquoise rectangles and white rectangles of 7 1/2 X 4 1/2. Use the second picture as a guide. At the beginning and end of each row, use a small white rectangle.

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Alternate rows with colored squares and rows of large white rectangles.

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Now cut strips of 3 in. wide as long as you can (sewn to a single strip) to frame the square. Start sewing in one corner to the next and cut the excess, Repeat the process with the other 3 sides. And now it is ready to quilt using your favorite method! I imagine that you're now wondering what the little problem was that makes this quilt not quite perfect. It is that for some time I wanted to try to do some sort of special detail on the back of the quilt. I saw several quilts out there where part of the pattern from the front of the quilt is repeated on the back, and I truly think it makes it look much more special. The problem is that in practice it is super hard to have the parts match up exactly when quilting, and even though I used almost all of my box of pins to secure it exactly where I wanted it, it never worked, the padding in front looks perfect but in the back it does not match and is crooked. But this problem is due to the way I do my quilting, if I did it free hand where the seam falls in different ways and places this would not be a problem. In conclusion if I want to do this detail on the back of my quilts, I'll have to learn free hand machine quilting.

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

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