The premise of this week is simple: I’ll show you how to make four small cuddle quilts out of a single roll of 2.5″ strips and a yard of cuddle fabric or fleece. The final quilts measure 18″×24″, so these are meant for comfort more than sleeping under. Today, we’re making the second quilt top. If you’re just joining in, you may want to hop over to all posts tagged 1+1=4 or start from the beginning of the series.
This top is made up of rail-fence blocks, which are simple to make (in fact, you’ve already made them—you just need to cut them apart).
Choose two of your strip sets. It doesn’t matter if they are light- or dark-dominant, as you’ll be rotating the pieces around. If you organized your sets into groups, this is group two.
Cut six 6.5″ squares from each strip set.
Calling one set of blocks A and the other B, piece the squares into four rows: two ABA (called R1) and two BAB (called R2). A blocks should have the inner seams horizontal, and the B block seams should be vertical. Press the seams open, or toward the B blocks.
Piece the rows together: R1, R2, R1, R2. Press the seams open, or all in one direction. You’ll then have an 18.5″×24.5″ unfinished top.
Half-way there! Tomorrow, we’re on to top three.
This post is part of a series on making small cuddle quilts for charity. My finished quilts will be donations to the 2012/13 service project being sponsored by the Quilter’s Consortium of New York State. If you’re in a NY quilt guild that is a member of QCNYS, contact your consortium rep to learn how to donate (and tell your guild or club about this series!). If you are not a member of a participating guild, but would still like to donate send me an email and we can figure out how to get the quilts to the right place.